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Julian Lawrence Chan

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 19 years
    Massachusetts - MA 28 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Julian

Learn Julian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Corporate and incorporation
    Venture capital, securities, M and A

    28 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    Specialist in technology licensing, internet distribution and marketing, wireless agreements

    28 years

  3. Intellectual property
    Trademarks, copyrights, IP licensing

    28 years

  4. Entertainment
    TV, Film, Game, Movies (Production, Licensing, Financing, Marketing)

    24 years

  5. Real estate

Mr. Julian Chan graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brown University with a degree in business economics, as well as political science. He subsequently graduated from The University of Pennsylvania Law School.

He began his career at a software services start-up, Peritus Software Services, Inc. As acting General Counsel, he helped grow it from 30 employees to a company with over 500 employees and offices in five locations and four countries and $40 million in yearly revenue. He negotiated over $100 million in complex software licenses, service agreements, service licenses and software development agreements. He managed multiple rounds of venture capital totaling in excess of $20 million. He was involved in the acquisition of several companies for a total compensation in excess of $90 million, managing the integration of their legal teams and processes under him. Mr. Chan led legal efforts resulting in a 1997 IPO on Nasdaq, which raised $60 million.

Mr. Chan later founded the Wellspring Angel Fund and the Idealflow Angel Fund along with several founders of Intel, Global Crossing, JDS Uniphase, Gemstar, and other similar companies. He ran its incubator, managed review of all potential investments, negotiated investments in twelve start-ups, and led a team of four personnel in order to develop ideas originated by partners of the fund.

Later Mr. Chan served as the C.O.O. and General Counsel for Univessence Digital Studios, Ltd, at the time one of the largest distributor of games in China, distributing exclusively games such as “World of Warcraft” and “MU”. While he was there, Univessence, a Bermuda company, grew to having over 25 subsidiaries in China, Hong Kong, Japan and the US, approximately 300 employees, and $300 million in revenue. A sample of the work handled by him includes; incorporating the parent company and several key subsidiaries; completing the complex merger of the Bermuda parent company with Junnet, Inc, a BVI company, and conducted due diligence on its 20 Chinese subsidiaries; negotiating $30 million in international venture capital financing transactions; and drafting of key agreements with major game companies such as Sega, for exclusive territorial rights to China.

For a period of four years, he oversaw production at Media Revolution LLC, at the time one of the largest interactive marketing agencies in Los Angeles with clients such as Sony, Walt Disney, Warner Bros, Nestle, Honda, Coca-cola and Kyocera. He negotiated all internet marketing agreements, entertainment marketing and distribution agreements, traditional entertainment production agreements, and wireless content creation/distribution agreements during his time there. In his private practice, he has represented a billion dollar internet retailer, many internet businesses, consumer product developers, internet marketing companies representing fortune 500 clients, several best-selling authors, film production companies, and the official North and South American representative for the Shaolin Temple. 

Mr. Chan has served as the General Counsel of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, Chairman of the Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, assistant secretary and senior advisor to the Shaolin Foundation, and as Chairman of FF Fraternity - Los Angeles Lodge. He also worked to review distressed charities on behalf of the United Way.

He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and California.

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Julian Lawrence Chan
117 N. Gale Dr Ph 5
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

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Posted by Michael & Susan | April 7, 2022
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Professional - Highly Recommend
Julian provided us consultation for several cases and he was very patient in answering all legal questions. He is our go to person for any legal matters because we're confident he will have an answer or refer us to the right specialty lawyer. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Julian was incredibly professional and exceeded my expectations. He was always very prompt and available to me (including weekends) to answer any questions that I had. In reviewing the many employment documents that I needed help with, he was always very comprehensive and did a great job of making sure that I had a good understanding of the language in the docs and of keeping me up to date with any changes. I was also very happy how knowledgeable he was not only with employment law but also in navigating the startup space, where I was looking for particular assistance. I will be very happy to work with Julian again in the future, if and when the need arises.
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Posted by Tony | November 21, 2018
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creative and very knowledgeable attorney
Julian is an exceptional lawyer for both corporate matters as well as family matters. I would highly recommend him for a wide range of legal matters. He is also patient in helping his clients problem solve issues.
Posted by Lawrence | October 10, 2018
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Merger and Shareholder Agreement Document Reviews
Thank you for your timely review of merger and shareholder agreements. The information and clarity you brought to the process helped me to understand the most important aspects of the transaction. It allowed me to communicate effectively to other share and option holders where to look for key merger information, and ease their anxiety over the transaction. Your negotiation skill was key to getting CEO agreement to reimburse for half of all shareholder legal fees ... I deposited my reimbursement check this morning.
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Posted by Phil | September 27, 2018
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My go-to adviser when I need a rockstar General Counsel
Julian is an experienced attorney adept at negotiating big time deals and drafting solid business contracts. He allows me to focus on running and growing my business, knowing that my interests are being looked after from a legal standpoint. He was handled many of my contracts and is my go to legal expert every time.
Posted by Bob | September 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Julian has been our corporate lawyer for over 10 years. During this time he has provided excellent services and is a consummate professional. He quickly gets to the heart of the matter and responds in a timely and efficient manner and gives a clear well thought out articulate response that not only reflects his sound understanding and expertise but advice that is understandable and actionable. Julian provides a broad range of services to our company from M&A, contracts, and employment packages. I highly endorse Julian.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Julian has been my attorney for over a decade. I couldn't recommend him highly enough. A few reasons: 1. He's prompt (answers emails immediately), 2. He's thorough (catches so much in every contract). 3. He cares (and gives great advice). 4. He's honest (I've never had to dispute or even question a bill). 5. He's efficient (he's closed troublesome deals that have dragged on for almost a year with other attorneys). 6. He's hard-working (often manages me and the other attorneys to get a deal done). I'm almost loathe to leave such a sterling review, because I don't want him to get too busy for me. But in short, I consider Julian an essential part of my team and life, and have nothing but praise to share.
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Posted by Allen | September 25, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific lawyer
Julian Chan was simply terrific: he was knowledgeable, personable, an effective negotiator with an attention to detail. While my matter had several tricky legal issues Julian effectively dealt with each and every one of them in a timely manner. I would hire Julian again in a heart beat.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • General Counsel
  • Univessence Digital Studios, Inc.
  • 2000 - 2006
  • General Counsel
  • IdealFlow Angel Fund
  • 1997 - 2000
  • General Counsel
  • Peritus, Inc.
  • 1995 - 1997


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Brown University
  • AB
  • 1992


  • Socal Monte Jade Science and Technology Association
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2010
  • FF Fraternity
  • Chairman (Los Angeles)
  • 2008 - 2010
  • National Association of Asian American Professionals
  • General Counsel
  • 1998 - 1999
  • United Way
  • Advisor to Charities
  • 1996 - 1996
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Attorney of the Year - Business - So Cal
  • Legalmatch Inc
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Southern California
  • Legal Issues with Medical Technology Start-Ups
  • 2017
  • Venture Capital
  • OEM, Marketing, Sales, and Distribution Agreements
  • 2014
  • Pepperdine (Business School)
  • Legal Issues with Marketing and Branding
  • 2010
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National Conference
  • How Public Companies and their Boards of Directors Should Prepare for New Challenges in Corporate Governance
  • 2010
  • California State University Long Beach
  • What does it take to start a successful company
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
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Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've consulted Julian on multiple occasions as a practicing transactional lawyer and have found him to be very knowledgeable, responsive, and always professional. I look forward to referring matters to Julian in the future."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Julian and I worked together as opposing counsel on a difficult matter. He was respectful, smart and efficient in handling his client's business and since then, I've called on him multiple times for complex corporate and finance matters. I wouldn't hesitate to refer clients to him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am a real estate lawyer and real estate broker and Julian is my go to guy for all corporate, general business, entertainment, employment, and soft intellectual contracts. He has incredible breadth of knowledge and capabilities. My clients and I really appreciate his easy to work with demeanor, efficiency, responsiveness (I question does Julian ever sleep?), attention to detail and uncanny ability to understand the client’s objectives. I have worked with countless lawyers on all sorts of transactions in my career and Julian is my preferred guy! Feel free to contact me if there are any questions."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a litigation attorney and refer all contracts/corporate work to Julian, who is excellent, honest, and reasonably priced. Everyone I refer to Julian is highly satisfied with his work."
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