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attorney Weiyu (Livia) Li


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Livia Li is an associated attorney of YK Law LLP and is admitted to New York State Bar in 2018. She also has legal experience in China. She earned her International Economic Law Degree from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and her LLM degree from Emory University School of Law.

Livia Li practices principally in the areas of Real Estate and Corporate Law, Wills and Trust, and Entertainment & Media. Particularly, Ms. Li specializes in Residential and Commercial purchase and sales, Title Transfer, Closings, Bulk Sales, Commercial Lease review and negotiation and has extensive experience in assisting high net worth clientele from China.

Practice Areas

  • Entertainment & Media
  • Immigration & Global Mobility Practice
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate
  • Wealth Preservation & Estate Planning Advisory


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2016
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
    • 2015
    • Major: International Economic Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2018

Professional Associations

  • New York City Bar Association

Classes & Seminars

  • “Discussion of District Jurisdiction Legislative System and Construction”, Annual Meeting of Guangdong Legislative Association, May 2015


  • Independently closed 200 + deals for commercial and residential real estate transactions in New York area.
  • Represented plaintiff small business owners in New York in a breach of contract lawsuit against Yamibuy (Transocean Resources Management, Inc.).
  • Represented William (Zhibo) Wang, the Chairman of Guangchuan Media Group, founder of Shanghai Guangchuan Culture Media Co., Ltd. in EB-1A immigration case.
  • Represented landlord clients in massive landlord-tenant eviction lawsuits in New York Civil Court.
  • Drafted and translated legal indentures and instruments in English and Chinese, include but not limit to contracts, leases, deed, wills and trusts, mortgage, promissory note, investment agreement, corporate formation documents.


  • Chinese

Can I file for divorce in New York? – Jurisdictional Requirements 

Weiju (Livia) Li In New York State, all divorce proceedings must be filed in the Supreme Court in one of New York’s 62 counties, with the appropriate county depending on where the parties reside. The Supreme Court can also adjudicate child custody and visitation disputes if they are related to a matrimonial matter. By contrast, you cannot get a divorce…

China Trying to Eradicate “Sissy Boys” and “Overly Entertaining” TV and Media Programs

Jesse Weiner, Weiyu (Livia) Li An official notice recently issued by the China National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) has called a boycott on actors or other art personnel they consider to be unethical. (click here to see the original regulation notice (in Chinese) 《关于进一步加强文艺节目及其人员管理的通知 (“Notice on Emphasizing the Management and Regulation of Entertainment Programs and Related Personnel”) (the “Notice”).This…