Jim Y. Wong

Jim Y. Wong
Senior Counsel

P: (602) 254-6008
F: (602) 257-4276

Jim Y. Wong

Senior Counsel

Jim Y. Wong, a native of Hong Kong proficient in both writing and speaking Mandarin and Cantonese, graduated from UCLA in 1978 (with Honors), subsequently receiving his Juris Doctorate in 1983 from the University of Kansas.

Jim’s wide range of legal experience has provided him the skill and insight necessary to problem-solving and proactive planning for his individual and business clients. His goal is always to serve his clients by promptly identifying pertinent legal issues and implementing appropriate strategies that lead to cost-effective resolution. Jim focuses on two primary practice areas: real estate law and corporate/business law. He has represented sellers, buyers, investors, developers, and lending institutions in a variety of business transactions, including mixed-and-single use developments, residential and office condominium projects, master-planned and common interest communities, office, industrial and warehouse complexes, retail centers, golf courses, apartments, commercial leasing, financing (loan acquisitions and restructuring, creditors’ rights and remedies, foreclosures and related commercial litigation), construction, formation of entities in real estate investments. His business law practice encompasses general business transactions, asset and stock sales and purchases, entities formation, corporate finance, and general regulatory and compliance (including visa applications and immigration compliance) in diverse industries of technology, retail, manufacturing, and financial services located in Arizona and in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Vietnam. With a deep understanding and appreciation of the Asian cultures, Jim’s legal expertise in the areas of his practice has established unique relationships with business leaders in the United States and the Far East to assist them with identifying opportunities and to promote expansion of their markets on both sides of the Pacific.

​In today’s complex and global commercial networks, Jim is there to provide the unique assistance and advice that that is often the difference necessary to success.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Transactions
  • International Commerce
  • Business Formations and Support Services
  • Real Estate Transactions and Financing
  • Trust, Estate Planning, and Probate
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Support Services
  • Administrative Law
  • Mediation/Arbitration

Memberships

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Arizona Asian American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Education

  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Juris Doctor (1983)
  • University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts in Modern Far East History and Political Science, (1978, with departmental honors)

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas (1983) (Inactive)
  • Arizona (1987)
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas (1983) (Inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona (1987)
  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals (1987)

Federal Judicial Clerkship:

Law Clerk to The Honorable Wesley E. Brown, Senior Judge of The United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and The United States Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals (1983 to 1987)

Extracurricular Achievements

  • Founding Member of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association
  • Volunteer Attorney at the Asia Pacific in Action
  • FCC Licensed Amateur Radio-Telephone Operator, KD7ZAV