Calvin C.S. Yap received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in 1981 from the prestigious Pritzker School of Law at Northwestern University and has been continually awarded the prestigious AV-5.0 rating by Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years. The AV-5.0 rating is the highest rating for lawyers in the United States and provides assurance of both quality of work and integrity.
Mr. Yap has more than 35 years of experience in all aspects of commercial transactions. Mr. Yap practices corporate law, real property law, financing and secured transactions. His experience ranges from representation of small family owned businesses to international publicly traded companies. Mr. Yap’s representative transactions include the purchase and sale of on-going businesses and commercial properties; establishment of distributorship and licensing arrangements; corporate and financial restructurings; mergers and acquisitions for various industry sectors; seller financed transactions; Uniform Commercial Code matters; and EB-5 Investments. Mr. Yap also has experience with creative and innovative use of modern technology in the delivery of financial services (FinTech).
Mr. Yap has represented the Bank of America, the Resolution Trust Corporation, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and a unique group of clients who have engaged in an astonishing number of transactions during the past 30 years.
Mr. Yap has personally handled over 500 commercial transactions. The matters have ranged from structuring complex real property exchanges, negotiating and documenting REMIC (Conduit) financing, purchasing nationally franchised hotels, “power” shopping centers and class “A” office building to long term ground lease estates, ongoing business and single family homes.
Mr. Yap is well versed in both interstate and international transactions. Mr. Yap has counseled public and private companies on a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including corporate formation, compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, asset purchase transactions, corporate finance, and private offerings. He also specializes in a broad range of real estate transactions, including the purchase and the sale of residential and commercial properties.