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John Z. Huang

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

Huang & Hu, P.C.
77 West Washington Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-925-5817
Fax: 312-386-7495
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017, 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1991
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas: Immigration: Business, Business/Corporate, Business Litigation
Languages Spoken: English, Chinese-Mandarin
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Attorney Profile

John Z. Huang was the founder of John Z. Huang & Associates. Located in Chicago, Illinois, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area of Chicago.  Since July 2011, John Z. Huang has been the chief of Dacheng Chicago Law Offices. His clients include multinational companies, foreign-invested enterprises, retail companies, medical equipment companies, electric devices manufacturers, and leading state-owned enterprises and private domestic companies. Dr. John Z. Huang studied at Yale University in the United States where he earned an LLM degree in 1986 and a Jurisprudence Science Doctor (J.S.D) degree in 1989. He also received a Master's degree in law from Wuhan University, one of the top universities in China in 1985, and a J.D. degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1991.

Dr. Huang is a licensed attorney in the states of New York and Illinois. Dr. Huang has 30 years extensive experience in the areas of corporate, commercial, and immigration laws. From 1989 to 1994 he practiced law consecutively at Keck, Mahin & Cate, and at Rudnick & Wolfe, two major law firms in the United States. Dr. Huang established a private practice in Chicago in 1994. Dr. Huang’s law practice includes corporate, international business transactions, merger & acquisition, dispute resolutions, real estate, and immigrant/nonimmigrant matters. In his immigration law practice, Mr. Huang assists clients who are seeking employment-based visas such as EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3. He also has experience in securing work permits and EB-5 investor visas, and his background includes helping foreign nurses come to the United States. Mr. Huang's family-based immigration experience has covered adoptions, fiancé and spouse visas, and adjustment of status.

Dr. Huang has published many articles on legal issues in Chinese and English.  He is the Editor-In-Chief of three books titled “Cross Border Merger and Acquisition” (2015) and “Overseas Investment” (2013), published by the Wuhan University Press, and “Overseas Investment Immigration” (2019), published by the China Law Press. 

In 1991 Dr. Huang was invited to be an adjunct professor at DePaul University School of Law in Chicago, lecturing on modern Chinese laws. From 1997 to 2001, he served as an External Examiner at Hong Kong University School of Law, reviewing and grading post-graduate students' examination papers covering the Chinese commercial and civil laws. He is also a guest professor of law at Shanghai Tongji University, Wuhan University, Huazhong Normal University, Guangxi University, Hubei University, and South-Central University For Nationalities. Dr. Huang lectures occasionally on topics covering the U.S. and Chinese commercial and business law.

Because of his outstanding professional performance, Dr. Huang was awarded the title “Illinois Super Lawyer” in 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021.  In January 2019, John Z. Huang became a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society, whose membership is limited to 3,500 Fellows, representing less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. 

Practice Areas
  • 40%Immigration: Business
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Naturalization & Citizenship, Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Business Organizations

Selections

5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017, 2019 - 2022

About John Z. Huang

First Admitted: 1991, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.johnhuanglaw.com/the-team.html

Honors/Awards

  • , Super Lawyer of Illinois, Super Lawyer, 2020
  • , Super Lawyer of Illinois, Super Lawyer, 2021
  • Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, 2019.  Only less than one-half of one percent of the American lawyers are selected to become Fellows of LCA., Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, the Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America (LCA), 2019
  • John Z. Huang has received the Lifetime Achievement award.  According to Premier Lawyers of America, "with less than 1% of attorneys in America being selected, membership in Premier Lawyers of America is exclusive. Even less have been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. To be nominated is a privilege. To be recognized is a true honor. To receive the Lifetime Achievement award signifies an elite level of legal excellence that merits a once-in-a-lifetime recognition.", Premier Lawyers of America, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2019
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Super Lawyer of Illinois, 2017
  • Super Lawyer of Illinois, Super Lawyer of Illinois, 2019
  •  Lawyers of Distinction, Top 10% In The USA, Lawyers of Distinction, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The article analyzes inadmissibility on public charge grounds final rule., Author, Biden Administration Revokes "Public Charge" Policy In Favor of Immigrants, www.chineseofchicago.com, 2021
  • A summary of EB5 immigrant visa applications in the USA, including conditions, requirements, procedures, advantages, and current status., Article, A Brief Introduction of EB5 in the USA, 2022
  • A brief introduction of E2 visa in the USA, explaining advantages for foreign investors., Article, Introduction of E2 Visa in USA , 2022
  •  Being invited to be a panel speaker at the Illinois Chinese American Community Roundtable Meeting on May 15, 2021, aimed at promoting the common interests of Chinese Americans in the State of Illinois and in the United States., Panel Speaker, Illinois Chinese American Community Roundtable Meeting, www.us-acua.com, 2021
  • The article discusses about the founding, great role and functions of the U.S. Constitution., Author, Founding, Basic Principles, Functions and Great Impact of the U.S. Constitution, www.chineseofchicago.com, 2021
  • A detailed analysis of President Biden's immigration policy and reform plan., Author, President Biden's Immigration Policy and Reforms: Depth Analysis by Yale Graduate , www.chineseofchicago.com, 2021
  • It covers laws and regulations of over 20 countries in merger and acquisition., Editor-In-Chief, Book: Cross-Border Merger & Acquisition, Wuhan University Publishing House, 2015
  • It covers laws and regulations of over 20 countries in international investment., Editor-In-Chief, Book:Overseas Investment, Wuhan University Publishing House, 2013
  • Translated and introduced world-famous philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein to Chinese readers, published by renowned Tsinghua University Press, Translator, Culture and Value (Translation of Book by Ludwig Wittgenstein), Tsinghua University Press, 1987
  • Key-Note Speaker, Hot Issues of Disputes on U.S. Constitutional Law, 2016
  • Author, Program Electronic Review Management Based Employment Immigration System, Monthly Law Journal, 2007
  • Author, An Introduction to Foreign Investment Laws in the People's Republic of China, The John Marshall Law Review, 1995
  • Editor-In-Chief, Book: Overseas Investment Immigration published by the Law Publication House, 2019, Editor in Chief, Book: Overseas Investment Immigration, Law Publication House of China, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity

  • In January 2021, John Z. Huang was invited by the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC) to deliver a key-note speech on Biden Administration's Immigration Reform Plan., 2021
  • On September 25, 2021, I was invited to deliver a speech to the Chinese students studying in Midwest America.  Topic: Safe Study in USA and Common Legal Problems Students May Face., 2021
  • On August 21, 2022, I was invited to deliver a speech to the Chinese students studying in central America on Safe Study in USA and Common Legal Problems Students May Face., 2021
  • On April 23, 2022, I was invited by U.S. Education without Borders, a not for profit organization, to deliver a two-hour speech on Key Issues in 2022 H-1B applications and Common Legal Problems Foreign Students Often Face.  , 2022
  • In May 2020, John Z. Huang was invited by the Association of Chinese American Scientists and Engineers to deliver a keynote speech at the Experts Forum entitled: "Key Changes of U.S. Immigration Policies and Their Impact on Chinese Americans."   , 2020
  • In June 2020, John Z. Huang was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Third Forum of Warder, a not-for-profit organization in Chicago, entitled: "Common Legal Problems Foreign Students Often Face In The United States ". , 2020
  • In August 2020, John Z. Huang was invited by the Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago (CAAGC) to deliver a key-note speech on President Trump's executive orders on Tik Tok and Wechat. , 2020
  • Spoke at the forum held in Chicago, titled "The New Reality FAcing Chinese American During the U.S.-China Conflict" along with six other speakers composed of law enforcement officers and prominent attorneys. , 2019
  • In October 2020, John Z. Huang was invited to be the key-note speaker at the Ninth Forum of Warder, a not for profit organization in Chicago, entitled: "Oversight of U.S. New Policies on F-1 and H-1B Visa Application". , 2020
  • Lectured as keynote speaker at the forum hosted by the Association of Chinese American Scientists and Engineers (ACSE) entitled "Key Changes to Immigration Rules and Their Impact on Chinese American Immigrants."  , 2020
  • Attended 2019 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows of Litigation Counsel of America from May 1 to May 3 at Santa Barbara, California. , 2019
  • I was invited to speak at a seminar organized by CBA International & Foreign Law Committee at which I discussed issues of real estae, estate planning and probate, and small business creation comparing similarities and differences of USA and China. , 2018
  • Attended 2017 Las Vegas EB-5 Investment Immigration Convention, January 13-14, 2017., 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • I was invited to join Thomson Reuters Influencer Coalition., 2022

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Represented a company successfully acquiring an educational entity with business nationwide., 2019
  • Successfully represented a significant number of clients in 1) immigrant applications including EB-1, EB-2, EB-5, I-130. 2) non-immigrant visa applications including H-1B, L-1A, P-1, N-400, F-1 reinstatement.  3) N-400. 4) asylum, 2017
  • Represented a group of Chinese companies who have been sued for trademark infringement and reached settlement with the plaintiff companies., 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Have represented the family of Shaoxiong Zheng, a 24 year old graduate at the University of  Chicago who was murdered on campus on November 9, 2021.  Have spent over 100 hours in pro bono service for the parents of Shaoxiong Zheng., 2022
  • On November 11, 2021, I was invited by the Chinese Students Association of the University of Chicago to deliver a speech on Safe Study in USA and Must Know Legal Issues., 2021
  • On November 12, 2021, I was invited to deliver a speech on How to Deal With Sudden and Vicious Crimes.  The event was jointly organized by the United Association of Chinese Americans in Greater Chicago, the Association of Chinese American Scientists, Engineers and Professionals, Cook County Sheriff's Office, and the Police Bureau of University of Chicago.  , 2021
  • Invited by the Chinese Students Association of the University of Chicago, delivered a speech entitled "Legal Issues Foreign Students Often Have to Face in the United States".  , 2021
  • Legal Counsel,  American Chinese Food Restaurant United Association, 2019
  • President and Legal Counsel, Hubei Folks Association in Chicago, 2018
  • Legal Counsel, Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago, 2018
  • Represented the Association of Chinese American Scientists, Engineers and Professionals, 2017

Transactions

  • Represented a Chicago company in matters involving Employment and Labor Law - Employee handbook and employment contracts, 2018
  • Represented a large company winding up its business, 2017
  • Represented a large company listed on the Chinese stock exchange working in transactions of Corporate, IP, Real Estate, Winding up business, trademark assignment, real property lease agreement, 2017
  • Representing a large company in Products Liability lawsuit, 2017
  • Represented a large Chinese company performing due diligence on property purchase for factory,  as well as incorporation and governance, 2017
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Office Location for John Z. Huang

77 West Washington Street
Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-925-5817

Fax: 312-386-7495

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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