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JULIA JIE ZHU has extensive experience in International Law matters in China. She provides litigation and intellectual property support to clients here and in China. She is an associate at  Allan Law Group PC and a member of the USA China Law Group.


Ms. Zhu’s legal experience in China and the United States has given her a unique insight into the legal and investment environment of the world’s two most critical economies. Ms. Zhu represents and counsels domestic and international clients on a broad range of corporate matters including, but not limited to, entity structuring, expansion strategies, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance, securities, general counsel, real estate, distressed assets, non-performing loans and cross border transactions. Ms. Zhu advises private, corporate and institutional investors, equity funds, and sponsors, on deal sourcing, negotiation, due diligence, valuation, asset management, and exit strategies for investments in China, Hong Kong, and the US.


Ms. Zhu is fluent in Mandarin and English.


Upon graduation from one of China's most prestigious law schools and passing the Chinese Judge's Exam in 1999 Ms. Zhu began her legal career in Nanjing Gulou District Court where she judged scores of dissimilar business, civil, and criminal cases.


As an associate of Brinkman Portillo in Los Angeles, CA, Ms. Zhu provided general counseling, litigation and corporate services on a multitude of practices including bankruptcy, real estate, international business, securities, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, finance, and venture capital.

Practice Areas

  • International Law

  • Real Estate

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Cross Border Business Transactions

  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances

  • Corporate Law

  • Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Juris Doctor, Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo UT, 2005

  • Master of Science Sociology, Brigham Young University, Provo UT, 2002

  • LL.B., Nanjing University Law School, Nanjing China, 1999


  • "Investing in the United States: Legal and Business Perspectives,” Merrill Lynch, Beverly Hills office, 12/2009

  • “Chinese Companies Going Public in the United States,” Changzhou Municipal Government, 09/2008

  • “Oversea Investment Opportunities for American and Chinese Companies,” Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Foreign Economic Relations and Trade Commission,08/2008

  • “Difference in Practicing Law in China and the United States,” the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Los Angeles, 06/2008

  • “Foreign Investment and IP protection in China,” Beverly Hills Bar Association, 05/2008

  • “How to Establish Your Presence in China,” University of Southern California Law School, 11/2007


  • American Bar Association

  • State Bar of California

  • State Bar of New York


Languages spoken: Mandarin, English

Practice areas


  1. Financial Services: 25%
  2. Litigation: 25%
  3. International Law: 25%
  4. Business: 25%



Contingent (25-35%), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert James Allan

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. She is fluent in Mandarin and English and has a in depth understanding of the Chinese legal system. She is a dedicated advocate and excellent attorney.


    Robert Allan Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • Stella W Yap

    I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Zhu has a unique understanding of the legal, cultural, and financial environments in China and the US. She is an excellent attorney who is respected by and works well with others.


    Stella Yap Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

USA China Law Group

150 N. Santa Anita Ave.
3rd floor
Arcadia, CA, 91006-3113

Allan Law Group PC

22631 Pacific Coast Highway
# 388
Malibu, CA, 90265-6407



NYCurrently registered 200603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Academic ScholarshipFritz B. Burns Foundation, California2004
Excellent Judge ClerkNanjing Municipal Government (China)2000
Best DebaterNanjing Municipal Government (China)2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateAllan Law Group PC2008 - Present
JudgeNanjing Gulou District Court,1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
State Bar of New YorkMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
National Law JournalThe Conflicted Duty of Chinese Lawyers2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Brigham Young UniversitySociologyMS - Master of Science2002
Nanjing University School of LawLawLaw degree LLB1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Knobbe Martin ConferenceDoing Business in China: Legal Perpectives2011
Investing in the United States: Legal and Business Perspectives”Financial Markets2009
“Differences in Practicing Law in China and the United States”International Comparative Law2008
Oversea Investment Opportunities for American and Chinese Companies”Financial Markets2008
Foreign Investment and IP protection in China,”Intellectual Property2008
Chinese Companies Going Public in the United States”Corporate Law IPO2008