David K. Y. Tang - K&L Gates

David K. Y. Tang

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010
Phone: 206-370-7617

Mr. Tang is the Managing Partner, Asia for the Firm and his law practice concentrates in the areas of foreign investment, cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, and real property related transactions. He has more than 30 years of transactional experience in the Greater China market. Mr. Tang was managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP from 1995 – 1999. He is based in the Seattle and Beijing offices. Euromoney’s Guide to Leading Practitioners lists him as one of the pre-eminent practitioners in the area of M&A in China and Real Property. Mr. Tang is included in Best Lawyers and International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers for Corporate Law and Real Estate Law and was named the 2012 Seattle Corporate “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers.  Among his activities, he is on the Council of The American Law Institute, the Boards of the Blakemore Foundation and the National Bureau of Asia Research, is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and was a former Chair of the Anglo American Real Property Institute and American Bar Foundation. He served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 2002 – 2008 and as its Chair from 2006 – 2008.

Harvard UniversityAB Columbia Law School J.D.

Client Comments

"David Tang has advised us for several years on matters related to business activities in China. He has an excellent understanding of our goals and gives thoughtful and thorough yet concise advice to help us achieve those goals. Our success in those areas is in no small part due to him."

-Anne Canfield
Senior Counsel
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

"David Tang is one of the wisest counselors possible for the type of firm I am building. His experience and skill set is tailor-made for our business, and he has been naturally helpful to us from the beginning, and throughout. No one understands the nuances of our business the way David can."

-Chuck Hirsch
Managing Partner

"David Tang has solid knowledge and understanding of M&A in China. He gives frank and reliable advice."

"David is an exceptional attorney. He is extremely knowledgeable and responsive. It is a pleasure to work with David and his team."

-Laurie Carter
Vice President and General Counsel
Juilliard School

Office Location

925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104-1158
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Seattle Metro Area
David K. Y. Tang has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

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