John Z. Huang

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Top Rated Immigration Attorney in Chicago, IL

John Z. Huang & Associates
 | 77 West Washington Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312-782-2090
Fax: 312-386-7495
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017, 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1991
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Business (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Mandarin
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

John Z. Huang is the founder of John Z. Huang & Associates. Located in Chicago, Illinois, he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area in several types of 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.

In addition to his immigration practice, Mr. Huang also handles labor and employment matters, including claims of discrimination, harassment, trade secret misappropriation, wrongful termination and other forms of retaliation. He has prepared and reviewed employment agreements and employee manuals. In the corporate and business area, Mr. Huang advises entrepreneurs on the appropriate form of legal entity for their ventures, and he has handled mergers and acquisitions as well as liquidations. His litigation experience includes contract breaches and other types of domestic and international business disputes.

Fluent in Chinese as well as in English, Mr. Huang attended Central China Normal University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1975. His legal education first came at Wuhan University School of Law in Hubei province. After moving to the United States, Mr. Huang obtained his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, part of the Illinois Institute of Technology, and his LL.M. from Yale Law School. A published author on a variety of topics, he has also been invited to speak at several seminars and forums. Mr. Huang is admitted to practice before all Illinois and New York state courts.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Immigration: Business
  • 50%Business/Corporate
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

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


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Admitted: 1991, Illinois

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  • 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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • 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
  • 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

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor-In-Chief, Cross-Border Merger & Acquisition, Wuhan University Publishing House, 2015
  • Editor-In-Chief, Overseas Investment, Wuhan University Publishing House, 2013
  • Culture and Value, Qing Hua University Publication House, 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


  • 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


  • 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: 312-782-2090

Fax: 312-386-7495

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