Having spent many years working at large, international law firms, Michelle is now advising entrepreneurs, their companies and other high net worth individuals on matters of corporate law, estate planning and real estate.
Michelle is client-focused, professional and committed to providing the best legal solutions to her clients.
She is unique in her ability to speak fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese.
She is admitted to practice law internationally in California (USA), Ontario (Canada) and England and Wales.
Specialties: Legal services specializing in trusts, estates, corporations, LLCs and partnerships.
Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English
Hourly ($350-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)
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Michelle is an excellent attorney. She is capable, caring, and thoughtful. She takes a personal interest in her clients and their legal matters. One area in which she is exceptional is assisting clients from abroad with their estate planning and business matters in California. Her Mandarin and Cantonese language skills are of considerable value in this regard. I am pleased to give Michelle my enthusiastic endorsement.
Mason Sacks Trusts Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|University of Toronto Scholar||University of Toronto||1995|
|E.W. Bickle Scholarship||Victoria University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)||1993|
|Attorney and Principal||Michelle Yu Law Office||2008 - Present|
|Legal Counsel||Ontario Securities Commission||2006 - 2008|
|Associate||Stikeman Elliott, LLP||2004 - 2006|
|Associate||Borden Ladner Gervais LLP||2002 - 2004|
|Associate||Shearman & Sterling||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Jose Estate Planning Attorneys Discussion Group||Co-chair||2012 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Trusts and Estates Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|California Department of Real Estate||Broker||2008 - Present|
|Law Society of England and Wales||Solicitor||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2002 - Present|
|Law Society of Upper Canada||Barrister||2001 - Present|
|Milpitas Chamber of Commerce||Former Board of Directors||2009 - 2011|
|Milpitas Economic Development Commission||Board of Commissioners||2008 - 2011|
|International real estate investor||Resolved and finalized matters.|
|Estate planning for a non U.S. citizen client||Resolved and finalized matters.|
|LLC purchase and sale agreement||Resolved and finalized matters.|
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|Osgoode Hall Law School, York University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Toronto Faculty of Law||Business Administration||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|Global Investors Forum||Trust & Asset Protection||2014|
|Morgan Stanley Smith Barney||Estate Tax for Foreign Real Estate Investors||2012|
|Keller Williams||Protecting your Assets||2012|
|Global Investors Group||Protecting your Assets||2012|
|Crossing Automation||Estate Planning for your Family||2012|
|India Community Center||Asset Protection and Estate Planning||2011|
|Global Investors Group||Asset Protection and LLCs||2011|
|DCL||Asset Protection for your Loved Ones||2011|
|Milpitas Senior Center||Estate Taxes and Probate 101||2010|
|Milpitas Library||Planning for the Future||2010|
|Estate Planning Fundamentals||Estate Planning Matters - Why does it Apply to Me?||2010|
|El Camino Hospital||Protect What's Yours - Safeguarding Your Wealth||2010|