ROYAL OAK, Mich., April 20, 2021 – Howard & Howard is pleased to announce that attorney Evonne Xu was selected to Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Law” 2021. The women featured were selected by a team of editors based on their career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to their community, and mentorship of others.
Xu represents an international roster of companies in M&A initiatives, 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.
As an attorney licensed in the U.S. and China and fluent in both the English and Chinese languages, Xu regularly assists 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. She 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.
Xu has been named to Michigan Super Lawyers, “Rising Stars,” Michigan Women Thrive Conference, "Rising Stars," Michigan Lawyers Weekly, “Up & Coming Lawyers,” and was previously selected by Crain’s Detroit Business for their “Twenty In Their 20s” recognition initiative in 2014.
Xu is a member of Howard & Howard’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. She also serves as a board member in the AAPI Advisory Board for Oakland County Executive’s office and has served in various leadership roles for multiple organizations in the past, including Chinese in Michigan, SigularityU Detroit, and Detroit Chinese Engineer Association. Xu received her LL.M., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and her LL.B., from Shanghai University School of Law.
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