The Law Office of Joseph Yau, PLLC

We provide legal counsel to individuals, families, business owners, and investors. A bilingual firm, we also serve the Chinese community throughout the City of New York and beyond. For more information on how to get to our office, please see the 
Contact Us page.

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Proceedings
    • NYS Liquor Authority
    • NYC Department of Finance
    • Department of Buildings (DOB)
    • Environmental Control Board (ECB)
    • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH)
    • New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR)
  • Bankruptcy
    • Chapter 7 and 13 -- Creditor and Debtor
  • Business Law
    • purchase and sale, corporate formation, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, joint ventures
  • Contracts
  • Judgment Enforcement and Debt Collection
    • commercial debt collection
    • Fair Debt Collections Act
    • Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • Domestic Relations, Matrimonial, Family Law
    • prenuptial, postnuptial, and separation agreements
    • divorce, annulment
    • child support, visitation, custody

  • Estate Planning and Elder Law
    • Last will and testament, health proxy, power of attorney
    • Tax planning and asset protection
    • Trusts (life insurance trusts, irrevocable grantor trusts, QTIP trusts, and others)
    • Probate and estate adminsistration
  • Landlord-Tenant Matters
    • Landlord-tenant proceedings -- landlord and tenant disputes, commercial and residential
    • HP actions
  • Immigration
  • Real Estate Litigation
    • Mortgage and other lien foreclosures
    • Foreclosure defense
    • Property and title disputes
  • Real Estate
    • residential, commercial, condominiums, and cooperatives, short sales, mortgage refinance
    • condominium offering plans
    • commercial leasing