“I am a business attorney who helps clients meet their goals by delivering quality, practical, and creative legal solutions.”
Evonne Xu concentrates her practice in representing companies in mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, commercial lending, and general corporate matters. She has extensive experience in a wide range of mergers and acquisitions and other complex strategic transactions, including stock and asset acquisition and sales, entity structuring, corporate restructuring, joint venture and strategic alliance, and debt and equity finance matters. Evonne also counsels clients on commercial transactions, such as supply agreements, licensing agreements, terms and conditions, distribution agreements, real estate purchases, and other business contracts.
In addition, as an attorney licensed in the U.S. and China and fluent in both the English and Chinese languages, Evonne has assisted many Chinese companies in conducting and investing in businesses throughout the United States. Similarly, she has helped multiple U.S. enterprises navigate legal and business issues in China.
Evonne has advised over one hundred Chinese entrepreneurs and business owners on a full range of legal issues, including business formation, corporate governance and compliance, labor and employment issues, immigration matters, purchase and sale of businesses, drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, greenfield projects, and joint ventures. She is a trusted legal advisor for many Chinese business owners and executives who seek practical legal advice to resolve obstacles in their existing business or are looking to expand and grow their business in the U.S.
- Fordham University School of Law, 2012
- LL.M., cum laude
- Shanghai University School of Law, 2011
- LL.B., Outstanding Graduate Award
- American Bar Association
- Michigan, 2013
- New York, 2013
- China's Legal Professional Qualification, 2011
- Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2015-2018
- Michigan Women Thrive Conference, "Rising Star," 2016
- Michigan Lawyers Weekly, "Up & Coming Lawyers," 2015
- Crain's Detroit Business, "Twenty In Their 20s," 2014
- Lawyers of Color's Hot List, "Early-to-Mid-Career Minority Attorneys in the Midwest Region," 2013
Represented a Tier I Chinese automotive company as its general outside counsel, managing all legal matters for the company’s $100MM business in the U.S.
- Represented entrepreneurs in various start-up businesses in a variety of industries, including automotive, cross-border fund management, E-commerce, logistics, and real estate.
Represented a Chinese publicly traded company with over $200MM in revenue in the U.S. in the spin-off of its brake division.
Represented a FINRA licensed broker-dealer in its sale of its membership interest to one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange platforms for approximately $35MM.
Represented one of the largest insurance brokers in its acquisition of an intellectual property valuation services division in a law firm for approximately $40MM.
Represented a large equipment handling company in its debt and equity refinancing for approximately $100MM.
Representation of a Tier I automotive supplier company sale to a private equity firm for approximately $90MM.
Represented a Chinese state-owned machine and tool company in a U.S. site selection matter and successfully retained a $3.3MM government tax credit and incentive package for client’s $15MM Greenfield investment in the U.S.
Representation of a top U.S. automotive glass manufacturer for its joint venture transaction with a public Chinese company for approximately $70MM.
Represented a privately held hydroponics manufacturer in its sale of assets to a publicly traded company for approximately $135MM.
- Chicago Tax Club's Annual Two-Day Seminar, "International Operations, Development and Expansion: Incentives and Tax Strategies," October 24, 2013, Rosemont, IL.
“I'm a leadership team member of SingularityU Detroit, focusing on leveraging exponential thinking for a better Detroit.”
I am a member of the leadership team at SingularityU Detroit where the mission is to leverage exponential thinking and technology to create economic opportunity and community change for greater Detroit. Through events, hosted by SU Detroit, we empower local leaders from diverse professions including entrepreneurs, policymakers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders to innovatively engage in economic creation and community transformation. We provide a platform for engaged mentors and sources of capital to collaboratively accelerate ideas in addressing SU’s 12 Global Grand Challenge, driving positive change in the areas of energy, environment, food, shelter, space, water, disaster resilience, governance, health, learning, prosperity, and security.