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Jessica N. Yu

Attorney | Seattle | 206.223.7064 | yuj@lanepowell.com

Areas of Practice

Jessica Yu focuses her practice on immigration and corporate law. Jessica helps foreign nationals obtain investor visas, including EB-5 visas, and helps domestic companies hire foreign employees. She also advises domestic and international companies throughout the entire lifespan of a business — from entity formation, through operation and management, and ultimate disposition of the business. Additionally, Jessica has been appointed to serve as Legal Advisor to the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea.

Professional Experience

  • Stokes Lawrence, P.S., Senior Associate (2014-2015)
  • Wong Fleming, P.C., Associate (2010-2014)
  • The Simon Vigal Law Group, PLLC, Tax Associate (2009-2010)
  • Peng & Weber, PLLC, Legal Intern (2008-2009)
  • The Internal Revenue Service, Chief Counsel’s Office, Legal Extern (2008)
  • The Federal Trade Commission, Legal Extern (2007)
  • Office of the Attorney General for the State of Washington, Education Division, Law Clerk (2007)
  • Dorsey & Whitney, LLP, Pro Bono Intern (2006-2007)
  • Bae, Kim & Lee, Summer Intern (2006)

Admitted to Practice

  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Washington

Academics

  • University of Washington School of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2009)
  • Seattle University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2008)
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award:  Taxation of Charitable Organization
    • Cheney/Metzger Legal Writing Scholarship, Finalist (2006)
    • Korean American Law Student Association, Founder
  • University of Michigan (B.A., Economics and Psychology, with honors, 2004)

Practice Group and Specialty Team Memberships

  • Business
  • Diversity Committee
  • Immigration
  • International Business

Publications

  • Columnist for Seattle Korean Weekly newspaper’s legal section from 2010-2015 on immigration and business.
  • “EB-5 Investment: Investors Must Show Sources of Funds,” Stokes Law Brief (August 3, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment: Regional Centers Provide Alternative Investment Opportunity,” Stokes Law Brief (July 27, 2015)
  • “EB-5 Investment: A Win-Win for Developers and Investors,” Stokes Law Brief (July 21, 2015)

Speaking Engagements

  • “Growth of EB-5 and Its Role in Future Development,” Commercial Real Estate Women Network Convention and Marketplace, Moderator (October 1, 2015)
  • “Challenges Faced by Regional Centers and Investors,” Commercial Real Estate Women Seattle, Panelist (December 2014)
  • “U.S. Law on Nonprofit Organizations,” Korean Civic Group Seminar (September 3, 2013)
  • “Domestication and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Korea,” Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section CLE (May 29, 2013)
  • “KORUS Free Trade Agreement — U.S. Law Firms Entering the Korean Market,” Washington State Bar Association International Practice Section CLE (June 21, 2012)

Awards and Honors

  • Named as a “Washington Rising Star,” Super Lawyers® magazine, Immigration: Business (2015-2016)
  • Appointed as Legal Advisor to the Consulate General for the Republic of Korea in Seattle (2015-2016, 2016-2017)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Korean American Bar Association of Washington
    • President (2015-2016)
    • Board Member (2006-Present)
  • Board Member, Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Washington State
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Volunteer, Korean Community Counseling Center, Pro Bono Legal Clinic (2005-Present)
  • Volunteer, Refugee Women’s Alliance (2011-2014)
  • Volunteer, University of Washington Federal Tax Clinic (2009-2011)

Languages

  • Korean