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Chongming Li

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Monterey Park, CA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Ian Li

  • State Years
    Nevada - NV 8 years
    California - CA 13 years
    New York - NY 14 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State NV
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2010
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Chongming

Learn Chongming’s areas of practice.

Ian Li is an experienced business lawyer who advises clients on corporate compliance, US-China transactions, and contractual disputes. Mr. Li based in Los Angeles and licensed to practice in California, Nevada and New York.

Mr. Li’s experience extends to immigration, family law and living trust/asset protection. He has worked for a diverse group of clients, including many public listed companies, major consumer electronics manufacturing powerhouses, FinTech, AI, AR startups, and internationally-known celebrities.


Civil Forfeiture: Representing petroleum company and high net worth individuals in civil forfeiture actions filed by the Department of Justice relating to cryptocurrency and international sanctions.

Corporate Compliance: Providing day-to-day compliance support to major listed companies’ operations in the U.S., i.e. MeituPic (HKG 1357), HNA-Caissa Travel Group Co. Ltd. (SHE 000796), CTS International Logistics Corp (SHA 603128), Huayi Brothers Media Corp (SHE 300027), Sichuan Jiuzhou Electronic Group (SHE 00801).

M&A, Joint Venture: Represented Beijing Jingxi Culture (SHE 000802) in the acquisition of film distributor - United Entertainment Partners. Represented major consumer electronics manufacturing companies in their joint venture with Monster Cable.

International Trade Disputes: Representing major manufacturing companies in their collection disputes with Sears, K-Mart, Camuto Group, DSW, U.S. Foods, and Omni Steel.

Customs Disputes: Representing freight forwarding companies and importers in invoice fraud, tariff investigations. 

Family Law: Representing high net worth individuals in divorce proceedings initiated in the State of California where the communities have sizeable assets in Asia, prepared prenuptial agreements for business’ key persons.

Trust, Asset Protection: Estate planning, prepared the appropriate trusts for high net worth individuals and their families.

Immigration: Representing clients in employment-based immigration proceedings and the subsequent judicial reviews.

Capital Market: Helped clients secure regulatory approvals for public offering and new issues, i.e. Sichuan Jiuzhou Optoelectronic Technology Co. Ltd., (830995), Leadgo Tech Co., Ltd. (839366), Sky General Aviation, Inc. (838630), Komar Bio-Tech Co., Ltd. (839326).

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Law Office of James Tam, PC
428 S. Atlantic Blvd. Suite 305
Monterey Park, CA, 91754

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Posted by Tony | December 12, 2014
Highly recommended
Mr. Li's firm represented me in my L1 case. The case was quite complicated and we did rounds of back and forth with the USCIS. At the end, I was pleased with the outcome and happy with the firm. I would recommend their firm to my friends and family. They are really good at what they do and they are very responsive to their clients.
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Posted by Roger | December 4, 2014
Professional, Responsive and Well Priced Service
After 2 years of fighting a trade secret infringement case we had a major victory against our competitor as we fenced off their claims. Li was very professional and prompt, knowledgeable and handle my case with uppermost concern. He is very responsive, he walk me through the legal process and pick up my calls all the time and return my calls right away, even during the weekend. I done business with other downtown LA firms in the past, and Mr. Li’s charge is very reasonable. He understand our needs for budgeting so whenever he discuss the legal options with us, he will do a cost-effective analysis and make sure we made the move that is legally right and within our budget. Honestly, I couldn’t ask for a better lawyer and I would strongly recommend him to my peers.
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Posted by Kevin | September 1, 2014
Informative, reliable and affordable
Mr. Li first handled a contract matter for my business and afterward became the general counsel for my company. As my company expands oversea, from time to time, I had couple questions that had to do with cross-boarder legal issues and I wanted to know if I was crossing any line with what I wanted to do and Mr. Li always gave me very solid advice. I worked with two other attorneys in the past and Mr. Li is very reasonable with his billing. I highly suggest you give Mr. Li a call if you have any question. If anything, I know Mr. Li got my back.
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Posted by Chris Sun | August 4, 2014
Knowledgable and trustworthy Attorney
Mr. Li’s expertise in contract and international law has been a lifesaver to me and my company. Having to deal with contract dispute with multiple parties in different countries was a total nightmare. Without Mr. Li we would have been out of business. Mr. Li helped us overcome the difficulties and I highly recommend Mr. Li.
Posted by Frank Bennett | June 30, 2014
The Best Defense
Mr. Li did an excellent job representing my company in a recent lawsuit involving patent infringement. His strategy and legal skills resulted in two Fortune 500 companies dropping their case without getting a single penny from us. He kept me and my wingman informed in a timely manner throughout the case. I highly recommend Mr. Li and can attest to his legal abilities.
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Posted by Vicki | December 19, 2013
Aggressive representation, great tactics and good result
When our company needed to collect a significant amount of misappropriated funds in California, we asked our peers and Mr. Li and his firm were recommended to us. We were not disappointed, Mr. Li undertook our matter with great care and thoroughness. Mr. Li’s tactics were brilliant and he was very aggressive. We achieved great result that surpassed our expectations. Without doubt, I will recommend Mr. Li to my peers.
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Posted by Paul Yang | December 3, 2013
Honest, knowledgeable and pleasure to work with
Mr. Li represented my company in a complex international collection matter. Without his great knowledge of business and the fact that he speaks several languages we could never collected the sales proceeds that being misappropriated. Ian is always easy to talk to, very understanding and extremely easy to work with. Thank you Ian for helping us.
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Posted by Benson Chao | December 1, 2012
Great Attorney - Honest & Responsive
Mr. Li is a great lawyer, he is very honest and did an excellent job for our company which went above & beyond our expectations. Unlike some of other attorneys that we have worked with in the past, Mr. Li is quite upfront about our case & helps us figure the most cost effective way to resolve a complex business disputes. He gave us the best practical advice despite that might undercut his attorney bills. I have referred Mr. Li to many people.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of James Tam, PC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David S. Lin & Associates, PC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Steve Qi & Associates, LLP
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Jing X. Zhuang
  • Zhuhai Intermediate Court
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • USC - Gould School of Law
  • LL.M
  • 2009
  • GDUFS - School of Law
  • LL.B
  • 2008


  • Nevada State Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • New York State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • English


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