The vision and ingenuity of my clients, together with the strength and collaboration of many other professionals, have always formed the core of my planned real estate development practice.  Every development presents a valued opportunity for me to join a team dedicated to its success, and I’m gratified to lend my personal experience and over 30 years of vigorous advocacy to the process of achieving my clients’ goals. 

Ms. Li focuses her practice in real estate, with a concentration in planned real estate development law and condominium law.  Her work encompasses new construction condominium and subdivided lot communities, the conversion of rental properties to the condominium form of ownership, mixed-use developments, commercial and business condominiums, workouts of distressed communities, community association law, and the registration of planned real estate developments with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA).  She has experience in the acquisition and sale, mortgage financing and leasing of commercial and residential real estate, and provides litigation support in cases involving construction defects and transition from sponsor to unit owner control.  Ms. Li’s community association representation includes general counseling, collections, and alternative dispute resolution.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Real Estate Lawyers
  • Fellow, College of Community Association Lawyers
  • Recipient of the 2015 Hall of Fame Award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Community Association Institute, in recognition of her "outstanding dedicated service" to the chapter        

  • Recipient of the 2013 Arthur S. Horn Distinguished Service Award from the New Jersey State Bar Association Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, in recognition of significant contributions to the development of Real Property Law in New Jersey
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Real Estate Law practice area (2011 – present)
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (a publication of Chambers and Partners) in the Real Estate practice area (2006 – present)
  • Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Real Estate practice area (2008 – present); listed by Super Lawyers as one of New Jersey's Top 50 Women Lawyers (2008, 2011 – 2014, 2016)
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rated AV® (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2008 – present)
  • Recognized by the New Jersey Law Journal (a publication of ALM Media Properties, LLC) in a 2003 annual report on leaders among women and minority lawyers in New Jersey  
  • Recipient of a New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education Distinguished Service Award (2000)

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Representative Matters

  • Ongoing representation of numerous top-tier national and regional developers in planned real estate development projects. This work includes structuring of the development, preparation of governing documents, and project registration and regulatory compliance with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs 

Uniquely NJ

  • Member, Board of Consultors, New Jersey State Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section; former Chair, Board of Consultors (2010 – 2011); former member, Amicus Committee
  • Member, Community Associations Institute - New Jersey Chapter: Chair, National Legislative Action Committee - NJ; Certified CAI-NJ Mediator in Alternative Dispute Resolution; former Vice President and member of Board of Directors;  former member, Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act Task Force, Education Committee, Editorial Committee
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association of New Jersey
  • Former member, New Jersey Supreme Court Ad Hoc Committee on the Skills and Methods Course
  • Former instructor of the New Jersey Real Estate Law and Practice component of the Skills and Methods Course administered by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education (1988 – 2008)
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More Activities & Experience

  • Listed in the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Directory of Asian Pacific American Partners and Senior Attorneys in Major U.S. Law Firms

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

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Departments

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1980

Rutgers University, B.A., 1977

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1982

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A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolades are based can be found HERE. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.