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Yanxiong Li

Litigation Attorney at Las Vegas, NV

4.8   5 reviews

also known as Michael Li

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Yanxiong

Learn Yanxiong’s areas of practice.

Michael joined WFZ with substantial experience representing lenders/servicers and homeowners in protecting their property rights from extinguishment as a result of HOA super-priority lien foreclosures.

Michael regularly represents lenders/servicers in litigation arising from mortgage and HOA foreclosures in connection with the origination or servicing of residential and commercial mortgages and home equity lines of credit.  In an increasingly complex regulatory environment, he advocates for clarity in compliance standards so best practices can be followed to minimize costs and control liability risks.  His prior experience in representing borrowers and guarantors gives him an advantageous perspective in successfully litigating or defending these claims.  Not all mortgages are the same and not every borrower/investor hopes for the same result.  Michael collaboratively works with his clients to determine an outcome that would be in their best interest and executes a creative and unique plan to achieve such outcome.

Michael also represents landlords and property managers in disputes involving commercial and residential leases.  Whether the dispute involves required repairs, constructive evictions, security deposits, or even qui tam False Claims Act action, Michael has significant experience in litigating lease and HAP Contract (Section 8) interpretation to obtain the most favorable outcome for his clients.

As a first-generation immigrant from Shanghai, China, Michael is the first among his family to earn a bachelor’s degree from University of California after interning with the CA Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs.  Prior to earning his juris doctor degree, Michael interned with Jun He Law Offices (君合律师事务所) at its Shanghai branch office, where he worked on various cross-border strategic M&As and corporate restructuring projects.  Further, he complemented his legal studies with experience on the Editorial Staff of Nevada Law Journal (aka. Law Review) and a judicial externship for then-Chief Justice, Michael L. Douglas of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Following his formal education, Michael obtained his real estate license and co-founded Vanguard Realty Group, a real estate brokerage and property management company specializing in single-family residences throughout Clark County, Nevada.  In addition to his law practice, Michael serves on the Board of Directors for Asian American Advocacy Clinic (“AAAC”) a non-profit organization devoted to providing pro bono services to underserved Asian Pacific American and Asian Immigrant communities throughout Southern Nevada.  Michael also oversees AAAC’s Special Legal Advocate program providing low-cost or free services to victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.

Michael is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Nevada.

Michael is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Shanghainese (国语和上海话)

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Wright Finlay & Zak, LLP
7785 W. Sahara Ave.
Suite 200
Las Vegas, NV, 89117

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Posted by Tasha Zhe | December 12, 2014
I received a traffic ticket and I was referred to Mr. Li by my friend. He is very knowledgeable and helpful! My ticket was taken care of quickly and he even called me in person to talk about the result with me! He also made all the calls and work for me so I didn't have to worry about a thing! He is the best Attorney ever! Thank you for your excellent work! Please refer my thanks to your assistant Ms. Shuchi!
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Posted by Keith | December 4, 2014
Professional and Pleasant
Mr. Li was absolutely wonderful. I can not speak highly enough on his professionalism and knowledge. Me and my wife were more than pleased with the service he provided. He was always willing to talk to us and answer questions. I never waited more than 30 min for an answer.
Posted by Kirk | November 21, 2014
Made it Simple
Mr. Li kept close tabs on a borrower who used every trick in the book to delay us from proceeding to foreclose on our security. He stopped him at every turn in record time. Excellent work.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2014
Highly Recommend!
I found Michael to be completely different than any other lawyer I have worked with. He made me feel like my issue was important to him. Where others had a seemingly hard time making meetings and moving the process along, Michael made things happen. He was hard working, prepared, and most importantly, knowledgeable and responsive. I wish he had been the first attorney I hired....then it would have been my only experience....and a very good one.
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Posted by Richard | March 14, 2014
Very Professional!
Due to my business in California, it has been hard looking after my investment homes in Nevada. lucky for me, I found attorney Li after I receive a lien letter from the HOA people. He was very patient with me and explained everything very clear, and forced HOA to take away the lien very fast. He was even able to speak shanghai hua with my wife who is from there. he is also good with eviction. Good future for this lawyer.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wright Finlay & Zak, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Black & LoBello
  • 2012 - 2016


  • William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 1597 Ashfield Valley Trust v. Federal National Mortgage Association et al.
  • Summary Judgment Granted
  • Robert Black Sr. et al. v. Bank of America, N.A.
  • Stipulated Judgment
  • Boyd Family Partnership v. John A. Ritter, et al.
  • Affirmed


  • Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2016 - Present
  • Asian American Advocacy Clinic
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Nevada
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Nevada Business Magazine
  • 2016


Speaking Engagements

  • NBI Webcast Series
  • New CFPB Mortgage Servicing Rules
  • 2016
  • Continuing Real Estate Education Seminars
  • Post-Recession Credit Repair and Bankruptcy Trends
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Yanxiong
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly knowledgeable and trustworthy"
Real estate Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Yanxiong Li is extremely competent in real estate and related practice. He is detail-oriented and very diligent in his work. He has been my program supervisor for a non-profit organization and has been extremely helpful and ready to lend a hand. I would highly recommend attorney Yanxiong Li to anyone!"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. LI is a highly-skilled advocate who works tirelessly to achieve the most optimal results for his clients and he also gives back to the community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Michael is a rising star in the world of debtor/creditor rights with a detailed knowledge of the maze of opportunities afforded by the Bankruptcy Code and other credit-related statutory remedies. He is tireless in his representation and relentless in his pursuit of just results for clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Li is one of the hardest working attorneys I have had the privilege of working with. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of bankruptcy law, and genuinely cares about his clients. He is organized and detail-oriented, thoroughly exploring the solutions to any issue presented to him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a bright and detail oriented bankruptcy attorney that has been very successful for his clients. He is a pleasure to work with and a great asset to our firm."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Li possesses unparalleled knowledge and effectiveness in representing clients during each step of a bankruptcy. He combines these skills with excellent legal writing and research, which oftentimes makes the difference between a winning and losing strategy. I fully endorse Mr. Li, not only in bankruptcy proceedings, but in general civil litigation where his legal acumen consistently leads to positive results for our clients."
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