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Qingqing Miao

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7031 | miaoq@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Qingqing Miao focuses her practice on immigration and business law. Qingqing assists clients in navigating the complex U.S. immigration process and provides legal services to help their businesses grow and succeed. Her clients, ranging in size from individuals to corporations, are often involved in cross-border transactions, particularly transactions involving the U.S. and China. Qingqing writes about issues in international business and immigration law, which have been published in both English and Chinese professional and academic journals. She is also a regular speaker at conferences and seminars on these topics.

Qingqing is strongly committed to serving and giving back to the community. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Secretary of the Asian Bar Association of Washington. She has also served on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Washington State Bar Association since 2011. A native of Chongqing, China, Qingqing is on the Board of the Seattle Chongqing Sister City Association.

Professional Experience

  • Ellis, Li & McKinstry PLLC, Of Counsel (2014-2015)
  • Shatz Law Group PLLC, Of Counsel (2011-2014)
  • Peng & Weber, PLLC, Law Clerk (2010-2011)
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration, Law Clerk (2008-2010)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington

Academics

  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D., 2010)
    • Scholar List
    • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Secretary and Event Planner (2007-2010)
  • Peking University (B.A., English Literature and Linguistics, 2007)
    • Peking University Press, Editor and Translator (2005-2007)
    • “21st Century Macao Star Cup” National English Speaking Contest, Second Prize

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Immigration
  • International Business

Representative Matters and Clients

  • Represent family-based and business immigration clients (employers and foreign workers) in work visa and green card petitions including EB-1A, EB-2 NIW, EB-5, H-1B, O-1 and L-1. Examples include:
    • L-1A petitions for business executives of the startup U.S. subsidiaries or affiliates of mid-to-large- sized Chinese companies
    • Successful AAO appeal for a wrongful EB-1C denial
    • E-1/2 Visa applications or consultations for citizens of Singapore, Japan and Australia
    • I-526 petitions and subsequent consular processing for Chinese investors
    • O-1 petitions for artists and athletes
    • H-1B petitions for owners working for startup consulting and franchise management companies and professionals in the fields of architecture and accounting
    • EB-1A petitions for musicologist and chef
    • EB-1C petitions and consultations for executives and functional managers
  • Handle select family-based immigration cases, including consultation on complex I-751 cases
  • Advise clients on general business law, including company formation, contract drafting, dispute resolution and real estate related transactions, including:
    • Serving as outside general counsel for Seattle-based real estate, education, trade and nonprofit companies
    • Assisting clients in acquiring companies in Washington state
    • Representing a startup real estate development company in disputes against its general contractor
    • Applying for the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for startup nonprofit companies

Publications

  • “Business Investment in China: Where Is the Money?” Seattle Business magazine, Co-author (June 2016)
  • “International Investment Development Year in Review: China,” American Bar Association Section of International Law’s The Year in Review (June 2016)
  • “International Investment Development Year in Review: China,” American Bar Association Section of International Law’s The Year in Review (June 2015)
  • “The Executive Action: What’s New,” King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin (March 2015)
  • “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Working With the Chinese Community,” Washington State Bar Association’s NWLawyer (December 2014)
  • “International Investment Development Year in Review: China,” American Bar Association Section of International Law’s The Year in Review (June 2014)
  • “Doing Good, Feeling Good,” King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin (January 2014)
  • “Lawyers’ Dress Code: Professional in Pink,” King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin (October 2012)
  • “China’s Social Insurance Law,” American Bar Association Section of International Law’s The Year in Review (June 2012)
  • “Starting Smart, Going Global,” King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin (March 2012)
  • “Foreign Exchange Control,” Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Doing Business in China, Third Edition, Contributing Author (2012)
  • “Joint Venture in Japan: What to Look For in Due Diligence,” American Bar Association’s International M&A and Joint Ventures Committee Newsletter, Co-author (October 7, 2011)
  • “Chinese Entrepreneurs Respond to U.S. EB-5 Immigrant Investor Pilot Program,” American Bar Association’s International Law News (2011)
  • “An Urge to Protect is Not Enough: China’s Labor Contract Law,” Tsinghua China Law Review (2009)
  • “Legal Writing in Plain English,” Peking University Press, Translated (2008)
  • “A Glance at the American Legal Education Through the LSAT,” Journal of American-Chinese Society & Culture (2006)
  • “One Summer at Yale,” Journal of American-Chinese Society & Culture (2005)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Working in the U.S.A.: the Nonimmigrant Options,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional Conference, Co-presenter (March 2015)
  • “Petition and Adjustment of Status 101,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional Conference, Co-presenter (February 2014)
  • “Working in the U.S.,” Lewis & Clark Law School’s Global Labor Markets Seminar (April 2013)
  • “H-1B: A How-to Primer,” American Immigration Lawyers Association Northwest Regional Conference, Co-presenter (March 2013)
  • “EB-5 Immigration and Tax Planning for High Net Worth Immigrants,” Seattle Select Attorneys Association CLE, Co-presenter (September 2012)
  • “All Roads Lead to the U.S.: A Small Business Owner’s Immigration Options,” Seattle Select Attorneys Association CLE (November 2011)
  • “Immigration Issues for Entrepreneurs,” Seattle Entrepreneurship Club Talk (October 2011)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Immigration: Business (2013-2016)

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter
    • Treasurer, Executive Committee (2015-2016)
    • Program Chair, Executive Committee (2014-2015)
    • Sub-committee Chair, CLE Committee (2012-Present)
    • Chair, Pro Bono Committee (2012-2014)
  • Asian Bar Association of Washington
    • Secretary and Member, Board of Directors (2012-Present)
    • Chair, Small and Solo Committee (2012-2015)
  • Washington State Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2015-2016)
    • Member, Continuing Legal Education Committee (2011-Present)
    • Member, International Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Vice Chair, International Law Section, International Investment and Development Committee (2015-Present)
    • Member, International Law Section (2011-Present)
  • Secretary, Seattle Chongqing Sister City Association (2010-Present)
  • Member, King County Bar Association

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Qingqing Miao

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7031 | miaoq@lanepowell.com

Date
06.02.2016