Yao Liu

Associate Attorney
Direct Dial: 216-472-4658


Yao is an attorney in Cleveland, Ohio USA and is admitted to practice law in Ohio and New York, USA. Yao’s practice area includes Corporate Law (corporate governance and U.S. legal compliance), Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance (Including Asset-based financing’s, revolving facilities, and mezzanine financing’s), U.S. Real Estate Acquisitions and Financing’s, Cross-Border Investment, Trust Law and Litigation. Specifically Yao counsels clients from U.S., China and worldwide in pre-merger due diligence, negotiations and deal documentation. Yao has extensive knowledge of both American and Chinese legal systems and specializes in assisting Chinese Investors with U.S. investments and ventures.

Yao has specialized in a number of industries with significant American-Chinese cross-border matters, including finance, healthcare, industrial, construction, transportation, restaurant and hospitality.

Yao has earned his Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2014, where he graduated cum laude with a concentration in Business Organization. During law school, Yao earned his place on the Dean’s Honor list from 2012-2014. Yao was also the recipient of CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Antitrust Law as well as International Trade and Policy.

During law school, Yao was Vice-President of Corporate Finance and Law Alliance, which aims to build meaningful connections between law students, MBA students, law firms and banking institutions. Yao was also a member of the Asian Pacific Law Students’ Association.

Prior to coming to the U.S., Yao earned his Bachelor of Law Degree (Economic Law) from Shanghai University of Political Science and Law in 2011, where he graduated as Shanghai Outstanding Graduate with GPA ranked No.1 in his department of 150 students.

As a bi-lingual and bi-cultural lawyer from China, trained in both the United States and China, Yao has extensive knowledge and experience in establishing and strengthening business relationships for international clients and businesses globally.

刘瑶律师是美国俄亥俄州克利夫兰市的一名律师,具有纽约州和俄亥俄州律师资格。刘律师主要从事公司综合法律事物 (包括公司治理及法律遵守),并购,公司融资借贷(包括资产担保贷款,周转金贷款,夹层融资等),房地产,国际投资,资本市场,信托,复杂争议解决等业务领域,具体包括从事交易的尽职调查,交易结构设计,谈判,交易文件起草等,地域涉及中国,美国和全球各地。刘律师对于中国和美国法律事物具有广泛和渊博的专业知识,在金融,医疗,工业及制造业,房地产与建筑,运输及餐饮等领域具有丰富的经验。刘律师致力于帮助中国投资者在美国投资。

刘律师毕业于上海政法学院,获得法学学士学位(经济法方向)。其后深造于美国凯斯西储大学法学院,获得法律博士。

刘律师精通英文和普通话。