About Gerald Lau
Gerald Lau is a corporate attorney with Prudentia Law Corporation, with his office located near San Francisco, Calif. He is well-versed in the EB-5 process and has represented EB-5 project principals, developers, fund managers, regional center principals, and EB-5 placement agencies. He also has vast and varied experience representing Global 500 and Fortune 500 companies, along with other public and private businesses at differing points in their business timelines, from startup to maturity.
Attorney Lau has successfully negotiated and closed numerous corporate transactions such as debt and equity financings (including public offerings), joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he has represented companies in manufacturing and commercial contracts, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and intellectual property matters in both non-EB-5 and EB-5 contexts. His background includes successfully structuring and completing a number of EB-5 projects in the technology, energy, and real estate development industries.
The various EB-5-related documents that Attorney Lau has handled include all offering-related documents, such as investor questionnaires, subscription agreements/purchase agreements, PPMs, and escrow agreements. He has additionally drafted agreements with agents and agencies overseas, and the full range of project-related documentation including corporate documents, transaction documents, IP agreements, manufacturing agreements, real-estate related agreements, construction agreements, licensing agreements, development agreements, project management agreements, and more.
Attorney Lau advises directors and officers in the areas of corporate governance, public company reporting obligations, and regulatory compliance. His litigation work on issues related to corporate securities, breach of contract, real estate, intellectual property, and torts, adds a valuable dimension to his counsel. He is skilled in managing legal risk, and also in understanding business considerations, allowing him to make decisions that will positively factor into company growth.
In 1997, after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business with his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, Attorney Lau went on to earn his Juris Doctor from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law in 2000. He is actively admitted to practice law in California, is a barrister of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and the LRS Attorney Panel.