About Yi Song
Yi Song serves as in-house counsel for Modern Land, a real estate development company. She advises the company’s management team on EB-5 investment program matters, along with private offering exemptions, securities laws, and real estate financing. She also handles broker/dealer registration issues, Form D filing, and general corporate and securities matters. Attorney Song serves as Modern Land’s U.S. subsidiaries’ main external contact for assistance on risk management and legal issues.
Previously, Attorney Song was as an EB-5 immigration attorney and an associate at Mona Shah & Associates, a full-service immigration law firm based in New York. Her legal practice focused on EB-5 law and securities law compliance issues. In this capacity, she worked with a number of regional centers, private investors, and project developers both in China and within the United States.
Attorney Song’s legal knowledge further includes class action lawsuits and securities litigation. While studying at Georgetown Law-Asia, she assisted Professor Susan Weld on researching and writing about the Open Government Information Act in China. Attorney Song also has experience in several of China’s legal departments, and was a tax attorney at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Beijing location. She has also worked for China’s largest firm—King & Wood – and was a clerk member for the People’s Republic of China’s Supreme Court.
Attorney Song earned her Masters of Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, and received honors for her writing and legal research at Georgetown Law School. She earned dual bachelor’s degrees in law and English literature at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and attained top honors and scores from an intellectual property law course. Attorney Song also made the top five team in the China round during the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
She is admitted to practice law before the State of New York and is also admitted to the bar in the People’s Republic of China. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English, and has basic proficiency in French. Attorney has authored and co-authored numerous published articles on EB-5 financing and SEC rules, and currently writes a newspaper column on American society and law for the Legal Weekly.