Jin Yan

Jin helps clients resolve real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and commercial disputes.
Jin Yan

Jin litigates high-stakes cases involving real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and commercial disputes. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts throughout the country, and his cases have been covered by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Crain’s Chicago Business, and Law360.

As a trusted advisor, Jin understands when to fight and when to cut a deal. He partners with clients to develop winning and cost-effective strategies that align with their business needs.

Client Work

Real Estate

  • Foreclosed distressed real estate worth over $100 million in aggregate, including shopping centers, hotels, condominiums, and restaurants.

  • Prosecuted and defended commercial evictions.

  • Represented developers, homeowners associations, and individual owners in disputes involving easements, property damage, and sales.


  • Defended institutional investor in $700 million fraudulent transfer litigation arising from restructuring of healthcare business.

  • Defended individual investor in $35 million fraudulent transfer litigation arising from failure of cryptocurrency lender. 

  • Represented insurer in diocesan bankruptcies throughout the US seeking to resolve abuse claims.

  • Represented trustee in liquidation of national homebuilding business.

Intellectual Property

  • Prosecuted claims arising from infringement of movie studio’s copyrights and trademarks in classic films and cartoons.

  • Prosecuted and defended opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Commercial Litigation

  • Prosecuted $40 million unfair competition claim against global auction house for theft of competitor’s luxury accessories business.

  • Defended public companies and boards against securities and shareholder claims arising from mergers and acquisitions exceeding $1 billion in aggregate value.

  • Prosecuted and defended ownership disputes involving buyouts, freeze-outs, and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Professional Activities

Jin maintains a diverse pro bono practice. He has represented individuals in divorce, child custody, immigration, and Social Security matters. He has also partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union in bringing lawsuits against state actors for violating the First Amendment and state law.