Ian Liao is a Partner at Lucosky Brookman LLP. Mr Liao is a corporate lawyer with two decades of top-tier global law firm experience advising multinational companies on mergers, equity or asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and other cross-border transactions involving various industry sectors, including automobile components, internet, e-commerce, med-tech/med device, specialty materials, traditional manufacturing, semiconductor, and food and beverage. Mr. Liao also works with management teams of leading multinational companies on various corporate and commercial matters involving their US and overseas operations, including working with in-house counsels on the development and implementation of standard corporate documents, forms, and processes, as well as providing regular FCPA, data privacy protection, and compliance training to client's legal and business personnel.

Mr. Liao has been advising clients on cross-border transactions involving the Greater China region since 1998. In particular, he has had extensive experience in transactions between China and the U.S.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Liao was a partner with three global law firms where he was based in Beijing, Shanghai, and Orange County, California. He also worked in Taiwan as a lawyer for eight years. Mr. Liao was a summer extern for the Federal District Court of Hawaii.


  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1997
  • B.B.A., Baylor University, 1994

Bar Admission

  • California (1997)


  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Professional Membership

  • California State Bar Association
  • American Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai)

Practice Areas

  • Merger and Acquisition
  • Emerging Growth/Venture Capital
  • Tech Commercial/Tech Transfer
  • U.S./China Advisory
  • General Corporate


  • TMT/e-Commerce
  • Med Tech/Med Device
  • Technology/Materials
  • Automobile Components
  • Traditional Manufacturing