10.0Min Kyung Chai

Min K. Chai, the principal of MKC Law Group, is a corporate business practitioner who represents both domestic, private and public companies and foreign-based companies seeking to establish a presence in the U.S.

With approximately 20 years of experience, both abroad and locally, Min Chai is experienced in handling a variety of domestic and cross border business transactions from the time you set up your business to the moment you sell or wind down your business. Her work includes entity selection and formation matters, corporate governance and structuring, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, strategic alliances, purchase and sale of on-going businesses and commercial properties, establishment of distributing and licensing arrangements, employment and consulting agreements, nondisclosure agreements, SEC reporting requirements and compliance, franchise registration and consultations, registration and maintenance of intellectual property rights, and other business transactions.

Min K. Chai practiced in Seoul, Korea as a foreign consultant from 2002 to 2005, representing and serving as corporate counsel to a wide range of U.S.-based companies seeing to establish a presence in Korea. Transactions included international business involving U.S. and Korean companies in various industries including auto, audio, semiconductor, financial, entertainment, telecommunications, and technology-based sectors, structuring manufacturing and supply agreements, distributorship agreements, and agency representative agreements for the food and beverage/spirit industries, clothing, furniture and shipping industries.

Additionally, Min Chai is experienced in advising U.S. companies on various aspects of operating their foreign-based subsidiaries overseas, including corporate governance, asset transfers, financing transactions, employment and labor law, lease review and negotiations, and contract negotiations.

Experience

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2002

  • Santa Clara Summer Exchange Program, Kookmin University College of Law, Korea, 2000

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics / Law & Society, University of California, Riverside, 1998 with Honors

  • Education Abroad Program, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OC Korean American Bar Association - Past President / Board Member, 2009-2010

  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) - Regional Governor (OC), 2013 – Present

  • OC Bar Association (OCBA) – Corporate and Business Section, Chair, 2019-2020