Min K. Chai

Min K. Chai

Irvine, California

Min K. Chai practices corporate and securities law and business transactions with an emphasis in representing both domestic private and public companies and foreign-based companies seeking to establish a presence in the U.S. Ms. Chai is experienced and proficient in handling a variety of business transactions including entity selection and formation matters, corporate governance, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, strategic alliances, purchase and sale of on-going businesses and commercial properties, establishment of distributorship and licensing arrangements, employment and consulting agreements, nondisclosure and licensing agreements, SEC reporting requirements and compliance, franchise registration and consultations, and other business transactions.

In 2002-2005, Ms. Chai practiced in Seoul, Korea as a foreign consultant representing and serving as corporate counsel to a wide range of U.S.-based companies seeking to establish a presence in Korea in various international business transactions involving project development and project financing transactions in the renewable energy industry, structuring cross-border IT/IP licensing arrangements between U.S. and Korean companies in various industries including, auto, audio, semiconductor, financial, telecommunications, and technology-based sectors, structuring manufacturing and supply agreements, distributorship arrangements, and agency representative agreements for the food and beverage/spirit industries, clothing, furniture, and shipping industries, and advising U.S. companies on various aspects of operating their foreign-based subsidiaries in Korea, including corporate governance, asset transfers, financing transactions, employment and labor law, privacy law, lease review and negotiations, and contract negotiations.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Transactions
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Securities Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002


  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Kookmin University College of Law, Korea
    • Santa Clara Summer Exchange Program - 2000
  • University of California, Riverside, California
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Economics/Law & Society
  • Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
    • Education Abroad Program - 1997


  • How to Set Up Business Entities Score, 2010 - Present
  • Legal Issues of Starting Business, OC Korean American Bar Association (KABA), 2007 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OC Korean American Bar Association, Board Member, 2005 - Present
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), Member, 2004 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Finance Commissioner, City of Irvine, 2007 - Present
  • Board Member, Orange County Assessment Appeals, 2010 - Present


  • Korean