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Ching K Chiao

Real estate Attorney at Pasadena, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Ching

Learn Ching’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    75%
    Notable representation includes litigation and transactional work involving commercial lease agreements and real property disputes with/on behalf of anchor tenants such as Home Depot, Office Depot, Food 4 Less, Ross, JC Penny's, Big Lots, Sears, Jaguar Dealerships and Rite Aid. Also, Starbuck's, McDonald's, Wendy's, Autozone, Ace Check Cashing, Warehouse Shoes, Foot Locker, and telecommunication/satellite leases with AT&T, Sprint, Nextel, Verizon, MetroPCS and T-Mobile completed with success.

    18 years

  2. Business
    25%

    18 years

As one of the firm’s founding attorneys, Ching K. Chiao is a respected and prominent member of the Southern California Real Estate and Business Law community.  Mr. Chiao represents various individuals and businesses, including major real estate developers in the Greater Los Angeles Area with portfolios in excess of $500,000,000.  His representation includes notable deals with Home Depot, Office Depot, Food-4-Less, Rite Aid, Ross Dress-for-Less, JC Penny’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Foot Locker, Gymboree, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS, and many more.

Mr. Chiao prides himself on delivering exceptional results in a cost-effective manner.  Companies who utilize Mr. Chiao’s talents as in-house counsel continually report substantial cost savings and improved efficiency in operations, management, and litigation.  His ability to be aggressive and creative while arriving at win-win scenario for all involved is the monument of the firm’s success.

Mr. Chiao is currently involved with the City of Arcadia's Planning Commission, and serving as the Planning Commission's Chairman. He has also been a guest speaker for the Arcadia Association of REALTORS for previous foreign investors workshops.

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Location

CHIAO & WU, LLP
600 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 405
Pasadena, CA, 91106-3955

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Posted by Joe | April 17, 2015
Knowledgeable and trustworthy
Ching has helped my parents with real estate matters, and I cannot speak enough of his professionalism, knowledge and comfort that he provided to my parents. He was very patient in answering a lot of questions and he made sure that my elderly parents understood his explanations. His experience speaks for itself and he is far from the stereotype "nickel-and-dime" type of attorney. I would highly recommend Ching to friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Planning Commissioner
  • City of Arcadia
  • 2010 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • CHIAO & WU, LLP
  • 2006 - Present
  • General Counsel and Executive Director
  • Fred Leeds Properties
  • 2004 - 2009

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California - Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Associations

  • City of Arcadia
  • Chairman of the Planning Commission
  • 2015 - Present
  • City of Arcadia
  • Planning Commissioner
  • 2010 - Present
  • City of Arcadia
  • Chairman of Modification Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • City of Arcadia
  • Chairman of the Planning Commission
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Le Tip
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • City of Arcadia
  • Vice Chairman of the Planning Commission
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Le Tip
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Arcadia Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • San Marino Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Young Lawyers Club
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2009
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Publications

  • World Journal
  • Cellular Towers: A Landlord's Golden Goose
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Commercial and Global Networking and Education Session
  • Real Estate and Investing
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Real estate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ching for a number of years, and I have come to know his excellent legal skills, philosophy of putting the clients' interests as a top priority and integrity. Ching has helped my clients with real estate and business matters. His knowledge, experience and confidence are second to none. I am very confident in his legal skills and fair billing, and I have not hesitated in entrusting my clients in his hands. I have even referred my family to him."
Real estate Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ching is an excellent lawyer. I have worked with Ching on many cases and he has demonstrated great analytical skills, writing skills, and has a very professional demeanor and presentation. Ching is also very knowledgeable of the law and in the areas he practices. I endorse Ching and would recommend him to anyone interested in retaining his law firm's services."
Litigation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ching is a tough lawyer. I've seen him work up a personal injury defense case and then he went to trial and won a defense verdict for his client."
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