Attorneys

Michael M. Yi

Mr. Yi is the managing partner of Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP. Mr. Yi’s primary practice areas are commercial litigation, banking and financial services, real estate and intellectual property.

Mr. Yi served as an assistant district attorney in the trial division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (1988-92). He was associated with Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino (1992-95), and was a member of Yi Tuan & Brunstein (1996-2003) and Yi Cho & Brunstein LLC (2004-06).

Education

Northwestern University (B.A., 1985)
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1988)

Representative Matters

  • Walgreen Co. and Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. in the civil action Gristede’s Operating Corp. et al. v. Scarsdale Shopping Center Associates, LLC, et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester, Index No. 53040/2012.
  • Duane Reade and Duane Reade Realty Inc. in the civil action Duane Reade and Duane Reade Realty Inc. v. El Mundo of Knickerbocker Inc. et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. E652351/2011.
  • LG Electronics Inc. (Republic of Korea) in the civil action DK Acquisition Partners, L.P. v. LG Electronics Inc., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 602386/04.
  • Well Luck Co., Inc. in the civil action Well Luck Co., Inc. v. F.C. Gerlach & Co., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 03 CV 2826 (DRH/MLO).
  • Onse Telecom (Republic of Korea) in the civil action Oxyn Telecommunications, Inc. v. Onse Telecom et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 01 Civ. 1012 (JSM) (with co-counsel, Marc J. Gottridge, Esq. of Lovells, New York Office).
  • Kyu-Byung Hwang in the ancillary proceeding, In Re Petition of Kyu-Byung Hwang, as Court-appointed Receiver of Onse Telecom in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 03-17371(BRL) (with co-counsel Marc J. Gottridge, Esq. of Lovells, New York Office, and Korean counsel In-man Kim of Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul, Korea).
  • Kim Sports International, Inc. in the civil action MLB Advanced Media, L.P. v. Kim Sports International, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 05 Civ. 10285 (SAS).
  • China National Tobacco Corporation (People’s Republic of China) in civil actions in the state courts of Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming (with co-counsel Xiaomin Chen, Esq. of DeHeng Chen Chan, LLC)
  • Electrical & Electronics Ltd. (Hong Kong) in the civil action Felix Zafarani et al. v. Salton, Inc. et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Kings, Index No. 37355/01.
  • Commander Terminals, LLC and Commander Terminals Holdings, LLC in the civil action Commander Terminals, LLC and Commander Terminals Holdings, LLC v. Harold D. Shapiro and Commander Oil Corporation, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Nassau, Index No. 02-012037.
  • H.I.S. International Tours (NY) Inc. in the civil action Sky Travel, Inc. v. H.I.S. International Tours (NY) Inc., in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, County Department, Law Division, Case No. 98L10326 (with co-counsel Elissa Rhee-Lee, Esq. of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago office).
  • Electrical & Electronics Ltd. (Hong Kong) in the civil action Dennis B. Newlon et al. v. Electrical & Electronics Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Northern Division, Cause No. 2:01-CV-71 (CEJ) (with co-counsel, Monica J. Allen, Esq. of Haar & Woods, LLP, St. Louis, Missouri).
  • Well Luck Co., Inc. in the civil action Amerasian Int’l (USA) Inc. v. Well Luck Co., Inc. v. Hang Heung Cake Shop Co., Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Case No. 02 CV 4562 (CPS).
  • Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. in the civil action Network Computing Architects, Inc. v. Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. v. Lucent Technologies Inc., in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, Case No. C99-2071C (with co-counsel Samuel S. Chung, Esq. of Short, Cressman & Burgess, Seattle, Washington).
  • Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. in the civil action Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. v. Qwest Communications Corp., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 604242/00.
  • Tong Yang Securities (America), Inc. in the civil action Tong Yang Securities (America), Inc. v. Jung On Jung, Yeon Tae Jung and Wireless Communications, Inc., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 120230/99.
  • Plainview Properties, LLC in the American Arbitration Association arbitration matter, In the Matter of the Arbitration between Long Island Junior Soccer League, Inc. and Plainview Properties, LLC, Case No. 13 199 018561.

Professional Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Land Use and Zoning Committee (1993-94)
    • Committee on the Judiciary (2000-2002)
    • Committee on Criminal Justice Operations and Budget (2005-2006)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Board of Trustees, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Inc. (1995-2010)

Presentations, Published Works, Honors

  • US Securities Class Actions: Business Risks and Litigation Strategies, presented by the Federation of Korean Industries and the U.S. Department of State (May 2004)
  • Transacting Business with US Firms I: Keys to Successful Cross-Border Transactions and Avoiding Costly Litigation, presented by The Small Business Corporation (SBC) and Hankyul Law Firm of the Republic of Korea (October 2003)
  • Transacting Business with US Firms II: OEM/Supplier Transactions and Product Liability, presented by The Small Business Corporation (SBC) and Hankyul Law Firm of the Republic of Korea (May 2004)
  • Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, Seoul National University College of Law (October 2003)
  • Current Realities, Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin, East Rock Institute, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1994
  • David Rockefeller Fellow, New York City Partnership (1997-1998)
  • Recipient of the New York University Asian Pride Community Leadership Award (1992)
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