Jean L. Chou, Esq.
Managing Attorney

 

With over a decade of real estate and entrepreneurship experience, Jean believes human connection, hands-on collaboration and open communication are keys to fostering successful client relationships. She garnered an extensive background in real estate and development through her work at Blesso Properties, known for its award-winning design portfolio and eco-conscious projects, and TDR Equities, a Manhattan commercial real estate firm. She has clerked under the Honorable Shirley W. Kornreich in NYS Supreme Court, where her first judicial opinion on commercial property damage was published in the court reports. Jean's prior experience at trusts and estates firms has become a natural synergy when advising our clients on strategic real estate and tax planning matters. Private practice aside, Jean has also contributed years of service to pro bono representation, including fighting for asylum for LGBT individuals who feared persecution in their home countries, obtaining orders of protection for domestic violence victims and providing tax assistance to low-income families. Jean was born in Philadelphia to Taiwanese parents and is an avid world traveler. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and has since lived in New Jersey, Boston and Australia but now considers New York her home.

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
"Super Lawyers" NY Rising Stars in Real Estate, NY Times Magazine
"AVVO's"Client's Choice for Real Estate"
"Best Advocate Award", New York Law School

 

EDUCATION
J.D., New York Law School
B.S., Boston University

 

BAR ADMISSIONS
New York
New Jersey

 

LANGUAGES
Mandarin Chinese

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Alison C. Gaskin, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Alison’s notable dedication to our clients and thorough hands-on approach contribute greatly to JLC’s service-oriented culture.  Alison has become a huge asset in assisting clients in their closings, due diligence, contract negotiations and title reviews. Prior to joining our team, she began planting seeds in the real estate arena through several years at a title company and a real estate law firm.  During law school, Alison was a contributing author in several publications and was also a member of the Real Estate Law Students and Media Law and Policy Associations. She has advocated for low-income individuals through volunteer work at Legal Aid and NYLAG. Alison was born in Queens, New York and currently resides in Long Island, where she considers herself a bookworm and cooking-enthusiast.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
"Super Lawyers" NY Rising Stars in Real Estate, NY Times Magazine

EDUCATION
J.D., New York Law School
B.A., Fordham University

BAR ADMISSIONS
New York
New Jersey

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David Hung-Yi Hsiao, Esq.
Associate Attorney

Hung-Yi is dedicated to providing excellent legal services to our clients. Years of experience as a litigation and corporate attorney in Taiwan has honed his proficiency in the civil law system and his ability to handle transnational legal matters. After coming to the U.S., Hung-Yi earned his Master of Law degree from NYU and practiced in the field of immigration law. He has extensive experience in various visa petitions (H-1B, O-1, J-1, L-1, E1, E2, TN) and employment/family based permanent residency application, with a focus on expedited pathways such as Individuals with Extraordinary Ability (EB-1A) and National Interest Waiver (NIW). Hung-Yi is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 


EDUCATION

LL.M., New York University

LL.B and LL. M., National Taiwan University


BAR ADMISSIONS

New York

Taiwan

LANGUAGES
Mandarin Chinese

Brenda Alejo
Law Clerk

 

Brenda is a third-year law student at New York Law School, where she has focused her studies on Real Estate and Finance Law as an associate of the Center for Real Estate Studies (“CRES”). Through CRES, she has become involved with The Rooftops Project, an initiative that provides real estate workshops and resources for not-for-profit organizations in the greater New York City Area. During her time at New York Law School, Brenda has earned membership to both the Dispute Resolution Team and the award-winning Moot Court Association. She is proud to serve as chair for Moot Court in her third year. Brenda was raised in Austin, Texas and is now happy to call Brooklyn home.

 

EDUCATION
J.D., New York Law School, Pending May 2018
B.A., Texas State University

 

LANGUAGES
Spanish

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Emily Partridge
Office Manager


Emily ensures that our office operations run smoothly so we can provide excellent service to our clients. She went to school in Boston and spent several years working in student affairs in California before moving to New York and joining JLC & Associates. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Emily now resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. In her spare time, Emily loves cooking, exploring farmer’s markets, and taking her Boston terrier Roswell to the dog park.


EDUCATION
B.A., Boston University
M.S.W., Boston University