Tampa, Fla. – July 1, 2013 – Lawyers of Color (LOC) recently named 100 early- to mid-career minority attorneys under 40 from the Southern Region to its inaugural Hot List. Carlton Fields is pleased to announce that Tampa Associate Jin Liu has been named to this group. Liu will be profiled in Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Hot List Special Issue (July 2013).
Honorees were chosen through a two-pronged process, including a selection committee who reviewed nominations and researched bar publications and legal blogs in order to identify promising candidates. LOC accepted nominations from mentors, peers, and colleagues. LOC also made editorial picks based on its research of attorneys who had noteworthy accomplishments or were active in legal pipeline initiatives.
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Liu represents note holders, servicers, and other financial institutions in workouts, loan transactions, loan sales, and disposition of real estate. She also represents resort developers and other developers of large commercial and residential projects in purchase and sale of both improved and unimproved property, business planning and implementation, transaction structuring, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint ventures, and a variety of loan transactions.
As a bi-cultural and bilingual attorney who received legal education in both the United States and China, Liu has represented international, in particular, Chinese, clients in a variety of commercial transactions.
Liu currently chairs the International Investment in Real Estate Committee of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section. She has organized and participated in several presentation and writing projects on cross-border real estate transactions.
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