Jing Zhao

Jing Zhao

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (312) 876-7882
Fax: (312) 876-0288

Primary Office

Chicago
161 North Clark Street
Suite 4200
Chicago, IL 60601

Jing Zhao

Jing Zhao is a corporate attorney who advises U.S. and international corporations on transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border deals, joint ventures, strategic entity formation and business planning, issuances of equity and debt, and other contractual matters. Jing's law career is informed by her experiences in both private practice and professional services. Most recently, Jing worked as a mergers and acquisitions tax associate at a big four accounting firm, where she provided tax advisory services to multinational corporations, partnerships and private equity firms in the areas of tax planning for acquisitions and divestitures, distressed company restructurings, and federal tax due diligence. Jing also assisted with deal structuring and negotiations, and crystallized terms in written contracts. Jing is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. She also speaks Cantonese conversationally.

Jing was an extern to Justice Karen Baker of the Arkansas Supreme Court and a clerk with the Honorable Robin Wynne, who at the time was a judge in the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

Experience

Select representations include advising and assisting: 

  • A private equity firm with its $110 million leverage buyout of a technology company  
  • A foreign equipment parts manufacturing company in connection with its $25 million equity acquisition transaction in the United States 
  • A foreign garment manufacturing company with its $20 million foreign direct investment in the State of Arkansas  
  • A U.S. company in connection with drafting and negotiation of licensing agreement and investment agreement with a major foreign lighting company

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Credentials and Accolades

Memberships and Affiliations

Board of Directors, Chinese American Bar Association of Greater Chicago

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

 

Education

Tax LLM, with honors, Northwestern University, School of Law, 2018

  • International and European Tax Moot Court Competition

J.D., University of Arkansas Little Rock, School of Law, 2015

  • Public Service Award
  • Dean's Fellow Scholarship
  • President, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Student Attorney, Tax Clinic
  • Member, Arkansas Real Estate Review

 B.S., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011

  • Dean's List
  • Chancellor's Ambassador Scholarship
  • President, Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Bar Admissions

Arkansas
Illinois

Jing Zhao is a corporate attorney who advises U.S. and international corporations on transactional matters including mergers and acquisitions, cross-border deals, joint ventures, strategic entity formation and business planning, issuances of equity and debt, and other contractual matters. Jing's law career is informed by her experiences in both private practice and professional services. Most recently, Jing worked as a mergers and acquisitions tax associate at a big four accounting firm, where she provided tax advisory services to multinational corporations, partnerships and private equity firms in the areas of tax planning for acquisitions and divestitures, distressed company restructurings, and federal tax due diligence. Jing also assisted with deal structuring and negotiations, and crystallized terms in written contracts. Jing is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker. She also speaks Cantonese conversationally.

Jing was an extern to Justice Karen Baker of the Arkansas Supreme Court and a clerk with the Honorable Robin Wynne, who at the time was a judge in the Arkansas Court of Appeals.