CHRISTINE WONG has more than ten years of experience in complex commercial litigation at various New York City law firms and has a proven track record of success representing corporations and individuals before the state and federal courts, as well as government, regulatory and enforcement agencies. During her legal career, she also has handled transactional matters, such as real estate deals, for clients.
Ms. Wong brings the same level of service and attention to detail she exercised as an associate at large law firms to her current practice. Her goal is always to help her clients in an efficient, streamlined and affordable fashion. She also utilizes her litigation experience to advise and draft contracts that protect her clients and help them avoid the expense, time and emotional stress of going to court.
Key Areas of Practice
Her practice now concentrates on residential and commercial real estate transactions and corporate transactions on behalf of both individuals and corporations.
On the real estate side, she has advised corporate entities holding real property, and handled real estate transactions on behalf of trusts and foreign buyers.
With respect to business law, Ms. Wong works with startups and small businesses, drafting and negotiating contracts, and advising them on a range of issues, from stock option plans to investor financing to an acquisitions by, or mergers with, other companies.
Ms. Wong volunteers her time as a mediator and a mediation coach for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, a not-for-profit providing arts-related legal aid and educational programs and as Associate General Counsel for ALIST magazine, the magazine of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). She also volunteers her time as an arbitrator in small claims court in New York and Brooklyn.
Ms. Wong graduated from Amherst College with an A.B. in History and received a Diploma in History from the London School of Economics. As a Fordham University School of Law graduate, Ms. Wong served as a Notes & Articles Editor for the school’s International Law Journal and as Editor of Fordham Law’s prize-winning Moot Court Board. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York, before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
- Represented a minority shareholder in an appraisal action.
- Acted as second chair in a week-long hearing before a referree.
- Defended a company in ERISA litigation against former employee, obtaining judgment in the Southern District of New York and affirmation by the Second Circuit.
- Succesfully argued a case before the Appellate Division, First Department.
- Successfully represented a hedge fund in litigation against investors before the Delaware Chancery Court to restructure the fund into a publicly traded company.
In my career as an attoreny, I have represented:
- trusts in a condo purchase.
- the foreign purchaser of an investment property.
- LLCs in the purchase of a townhouse.
- A medical office, restaurant and techonology company in negotiating their commercial leases.
In my career as an attorney, I have represented:
- A startup in an asset purchase transaction.
- A media company while serving as virtual in-house counsel.
- A consulting company receiving investor financing.