Michael Li, Esq.
Michael Li (李彦雄) re-joined Black & LoBello (“B&L”) in December of 2015, practicing in the areas of corporate, real estate, financial services litigation & compliance. During the brief hiatus in his tenure with B&L, Michael was actively involved in Nevada’s HOA litigation crisis as counsel for various publicly-traded lenders/servicers such as Citimortgage, Inc. and PNC Bank, N.A. Along with experience in defending various contested mortgage/foreclosure avoidance actions, managing hundreds of HOA litigation files through all stages of litigation has allowed Michael to amass substantial experience in the mortgage litigation arena.
As a first-generation immigrant from Shanghai, China, Michael is the first among his family to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of California after interning with the California Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law (UNLV), Michael served as a Securities and Capital Markets Intern with Jun He Law Offices (君合律师事务所) at its Shanghai branch office, where he worked on various cross-border strategic M&As and related corporate restructuring projects. Further, to complement his law school studies, Michael served as an Editor for the Nevada Law Journal (aka. Law Review) and the judicial extern for then-Chief Justice, Michael L. Douglas, of the Supreme Court of Nevada.
Following law school, Michael obtained his real estate license and co-founded Vanguard Realty Group, a real estate brokerage and property management company specializing in purchase, leasing, management and listing of single-family residences throughout Clark County, Nevada. His involvement in real estate has led to opportunities to represent a diverse group of individuals and institutions (including developers, homebuilders, restaurateurs, apparel manufacturers, landlords and residential/commercial tenants) in state/federal litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. Further, Michael advises businesses and investors on structuring, financing, operation and compliance of investment vehicles (e.g. private equity, venture capital and REITs) that targets residential/commercial properties located in Southern Nevada, including those projects that qualify for EB-5 funding.
In addition to his law practice, Michael serves on the Board of Directors for Asian American Advocacy Clinic (“AAAC”), a Southern Nevada-based non-profit organization devoted to promoting diversity in the legal profession and pro bono services for underserved Asian communities. In conjunction with various seminars, workshops and cultural outreach events hosted by AAAC, Michael plans/oversees AAAC’s Special Legal Advocate program, which provides low-to-no-cost representation of victims of domestic violence and human trafficking. Michael not only cherishes such volunteer experience for its intrinsic value, he also enjoys the insights and connections to the rapidly expanding Asian communities of Southern Nevada from his volunteer activities.
As a member of the Nevada bar, Michael is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Nevada.
Michael is fluent in both English and 中文 (国语和上海话)
- Business Formation Strategies
- Borrower/Creditor Rights
- HOA and Lender Foreclosures
- Real Estate Finance & Transactions
- Business Insolvency & Restructuring
- Member of American Bar Association
- Member of American Bankruptcy Institute
- Member of State Bar of Nevada
- Member of Clark County Bar Association
- Member of Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce
- SLA Director/Board Member of Asian American Advocacy Clinic
- CE Instructor of Nevada Real Estate Division, Department of Business and Industry
- “Current Issues on Marijuana Dispensaries: Bankruptcy Reorganizations,” Communique (monthly publication by Clark County Bar Association) (March 2015)
- 2014 Client’s Choice Award in Bankruptcy, Avvo Legal Forum & Directory
- William S. Boyd Merit-Based Scholarship 2009-2011
- Tam-Kang University Foundation Merit-Based Scholarship 2005