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Tom Chen focuses his practice mainly on Business Law and Business Law Transactions. Mr. Chen specializes in the establishment, maintenance, and growth of businesses and he advises companies of all sizes on various legal and business issues. He is also experienced in representing clients regarding a wide range of business litigation and transactional matters as well. Mr. Chen contributes to Wang IP Law Group, P.C. in his ability to develop new business while providing his clients with the most comprehensive support tailored to their individual needs.

Prior to joining Wang IP Law Group, P.C., Mr. Chen worked in the legal department for Optics Laboratory, a global healthcare company specializing in ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Here, Mr. Chen developed his business skills by negotiating distributorship agreements, drafting contracts and responding to product safety and defect protocols. Mr. Chen is also knowledgeable in Immigration Law from his time working for the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. As a law clerk for the nonprofit, he learned to manage unusual immigration cases and communicate effectively with clients of limited English speaking ability.

Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Science in Economics: Management Science from the University of California, San Diego and his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in Business Law from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. During law school, Mr. Chen was in the Order of the Coif honor society and graduated in the top 10% of his class. In addition to his scholastic achievements, Mr. Chen also fluently speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.

Education:

  • University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Top 10% of Class
    • Major: Business Law
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • Bachelor of Science - 2007
    • Major: Economics: Management Science

Languages:

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese 國語
  • Taiwanese台語

Associations:

  • California Association of Realtors

Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • United States District Court; Central District of California

What Our Clients Say

Starting a new business can be a bit scary. Aside from worries of failure, there’s also the hassle of making sure all legal paperwork are properly filed. I reached out to Mr. Wang (Tommy) because of his excellent reviews and reputation and I am so glad I did. He was thorough and meticulous in answering all of my concerns and took time to find out special laws and policies regarding the kind of business I am starting. I could focus on the daily practical side of starting my new office without worry because I felt Tommy was reliable and took my case seriously. My business is opened and it’s all been a smooth start because of Tommy’s help. I have plans to start another business venture in the next few years and I already know I’ll be coming back to Wang IP Law.

The Shindig W.

I came to Tommy for help reviewing a licensing agreement I had secured with a well-known manufacturer. Tommy made sure I understood all the details in the contract and he negotiated with the company to improve my side of the deal. I mentioned to Tommy at my first consultation that we were looking to expand throughout the US and were investing a lot of money to make a big entrance into the market. I did not think I would have my store open so soon but Tommy also has connections with the local area and realtors to help me secure the location for my first store in the Los Angeles area. Tommy works a lot with the local businesses and he understands how to transition from the Asian market to US market. Within 8 months my store was open for business and fully operating. I must recommend Tommy to any business owners looking for help with contracts and improving their side of the deal. Tommy has the knowledge and experience to make sure there is a smooth process to open for business here, and make sure that your company is set up for success.

LI H.

I think Tommy and his team by far considered the best people to work with in my 16 business years. Beside quick responses to all my inquiries, they also done things right and providing very professional solutions. I’m highly recommending Tommy and his firm to all business owners.

Calvin C.

I have been working on my Utility Patent for almost 4 years. I have hired and fired two very reputable IP firms because with all their expertise and reputation for being some of the top firms in IP Law, I felt a lack of connection and care in my product, time and financial investment. Then I found Tommy and his team. Tommy does not waste time. He and his team are professional and extremely thorough. After 4 years, I finally found a legal team that I felt spent the time to really understand the components of my utility patent. Tommy also very mindful of cost and how and where my money would be better spent. I really feel I am in great hands with Tommy and his team. They have been patient with my revisions. And most importantly, they made me feel that they fully understood the importance this patent is to me. It has been a great and comforting pleasure working with Tommy.

G.L.

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