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John Kao

John Kao

Attorney at Law

Sierra Madre
California
Licensed in
CA
New York University
School of Law
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Clear Communication
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About
John is a graduate of NYU School of Law and has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Accounting. His practice areas include general corporate and business law of all types, commercial contracts, mergers and acquisitions, securities and employment.

John's has more than more than 7 years of experience at two top international law firms and served as in-house counsel for more than 10 years at large corporations. He lives in Glendale, California but represents clients throughout the country.
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5.0
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
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out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"John was lead counsel in drafting and negotiating a number of complex agreements in which I was a key stakeholder. John is a subject matter expert and proficient in all aspects of contract law. His business-practical advice was instrumental in helping us achieve favorable results in several contracts with major customers. It was also a pleasure to work with John, and I would not hesitate recommending John for contracts, business transactions and general corporate legal matters. -- Michael Harradine, VP Global Sales, Agility Logistics"

Contract Review and Negotiation
Posted on Jul 18, 2017
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"John helped draft the terms of service and privacy policy for our new venture. As a new business we had a myriad questions which John went out of his way to explain in terms that we could understand and added solutions to issues we had not even considered. It made working with him so easy, and we will definitely engage him again as our business grows – Richard Bayston – Principal RIB ~ Consulting"

Starting up a new business
Posted on Jul 14, 2017

Work History

Public Storage

VP & Asistant General Counsel

Oct 2015 - Jun 2017

Served as chief counsel for all corporate, transactional, securities and employment matters for the world’s largest, NYSE-listed self-storage company with a market capitalization of approximately $40 billion, and its publicly traded subsidiary, PS Business Parks, Inc.

Oct 2015 - Jun 2017

Agility Logistics

Regional General Counsel - Americas

Feb 2007 - Sep 2015

Led, managed, administered and oversaw the legal department and staff in the Americas region for this global transportation and logistics services company with annual revenues in excess of US$4.5 billion.

Feb 2007 - Sep 2015

Gibson Dunn

Associate

Mar 2004 - Feb 2007

Represented clients on a variety of mergers and acquisitions transactions, securities matters and commercial contracts.

Mar 2004 - Feb 2007

Debevoise & Plimpton

Associate

Aug 1999 - Jan 2004

Represented clients in domestic and cross-border mergers and purchases and sales of stock and assets, assisted borrowers in international financing transactions and provided general corporate legal advice.

Aug 1999 - Jan 2004

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