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Michael K. Chong, Esq., Principal / Managing Member

Michael K. Chong, Esq. is the Principal and Managing Member of the firm, and manages a team of highly experienced legal professionals. 

Mr. Chong has extensive legal experience and represents individuals, corporations and foreign governments. Mr. Chong has represented clients throughout the United States and overseas on complex legal matters. Mr. Chong serves as general counsel for several privately held corporations. His practice focuses on handling diverse legal matters including litigation, compliance, transactions, contracts, real estate, and employment law matters. Mr. Chong has extensive litigation experience, and has successfully tried cases in both state and federal courts, and has argued matters before state and federal appellate courts.

Mr. Chong is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. He received his Juris Doctorate from Pace University School of Law, where he also received a concentration degree in International Law. He served as an Editor of the Pace International Law Review, Vice President and Co-Chairman of the Moot Court Honor Board, and President of the AALSA. Mr. Chong also prevailed in his law school Moot Court Competition, winning First Place in both the written and oral competitions. Mr. Chong worked his way through law school in the legal department of a fortune 100 corporation, while attending law school at night. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Chong worked in the Office of the Senior Staff Counsel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Chong is a Certified Court Mediator, and has mediated diverse legal matters. Mr. Chong completed his concentration in mediation/arbitration (ADR), negotiation and international dispute resolution at Harvard Law School. 

Upon graduating, Mr. Chong served as a Congressional Fellow to the Vice Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Korea. He subsequently served as a Judicial Law Clerk to a New Jersey State Superior Court Judge. Upon completion of his Judicial Clerkship, he served in the Appellate Section of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Prior to establishing his firm, he worked as an associate with an international law firm as well as two regional law firms. Mr. Chong is a recipient of the Congressional Award from the United States Congress. He currently serves as the President of the Korean-American Bar Association of New Jersey. Mr. Chong has also served on the Executive Board and as Chair of the Minorities-in-the-Profession Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Bar Admissions:

  • New Jersey, U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (SDNY)
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York (EDNY)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Education:

  •  Harvard Law School
    • Negotiation/Mediation
    • Arbitration/ADR
    • International dispute resolution
  •   Pace University School of Law
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Concentration Degree: International Law
    • Editor, Pace International Law Review
    • Vice President & Co-Chair Moot Court Honor Board
    • Moot Court Competition Champion - First Place
  •   University of Delaware
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Political Science; International Relations

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