• Columbia College (B.A., summa cum laude)
  • Columbia University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Phi Beta Kappa; Omicron Delta Epsilon; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

Bar and Court Admissions

  • 1996, California

Nina L. Hong

Photo of Nina L. Hong
Los Angeles
Tel: 310.277.6910

Ms. Hong specializes in a variety of business transactions and corporate governance matters, including formation and governance of business entities, debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, corporate restructurings, and compliance with federal and state securities laws. She has also advised clients in acquisitions of assets from distressed companies. She represents private and public companies in both domestic and international business transactions, including cross-border transactions involving Chinese companies. Ms. Hong is an author and speaker on a variety of legal issues, including developments in California and Delaware corporate law.

She was recently selected to the Committee of 100 (C-100) Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP), a membership organization of Chinese Americans dedicated to achievement in America. C-100 provides professionals in the Los Angeles area with exclusive opportunities to engage with leaders in their fields. Its current members include I.M. Pei, master architect; Yo-Yo Ma, renowned cellist; Steve Chen, co-founder of YouTube; Leroy Chiao, NASA Astronaut; David Ho, AIDS researcher and 1996 Time Man of the Year; and Michelle Kwan, figure skating champion.

She is a graduate of Columbia University, where she also received her J.D. She is fluent in Mandarin. Ms. Hong is admitted to practice in California and is resident in our Los Angeles office.

Professional Affiliations

  • President, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association (2023-; Board of Governors, 2013-)
  • Immediate Past President, Century City Bar Association (2023-; Board, 2016-)
  • Board Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles (2022)
  • Chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee (2018-2019)
  • Vice-chair, State Bar of California Business Law Section Corporations Committee (2007-2008; member, 2004-2008)
  • Member, Executive Committee of the California Lawyers Association, Business Law Section
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, Committee of 100 (C-100) Leadership and Mentoring Program (LMP) (2016-)

Programs and Lectures

Keynote Speaker, Southwestern Law School’s APALSA Banquet (April 2015)

Speaker, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association’s Summer Event (September 2014)

Speaker, “California LLC Operating Agreements,” Teleseminar for State Bar of California Business Law Section (May 2014)

Co-lecturer, “The New LLC Act: Life After Beverly Killea,” UCLA Faculty Center CEB Presentation (November 2013)

Co-lecturer, “Hot Topics in Business Tax and Fiduciary Duties of Managers of Insolvent Limited Liability Companies,” Teleseminar for State Bar of California Business Law Section (May 2012)

"Recent Corporate Law Developments," State Bar of California 80th Annual Meeting (Sept. 2007)


  • Working group member, Third –Party Closing Opinions Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships (State Bar of California 2016)

  • Contributing editor, Handbook for Incorporating a Business in California (State Bar of California 2006)
  • Coauthor, "Selected Developments in Corporate Law," Business Law News 3 (State Bar of California Annual Review 2007)


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