Eric Huang

Associate

New York

(212) 453-3959

(212) 509-9492

Eric's practice encompasses a broad range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private placements, corporate financing, corporate compliance, general corporate and contractual matters. Eric's experience includes advising a variety of businesses, including cannabis, e-commerce, online education, alternative energy, manufacture outsourcing (OEM), social media, and emerging technology. He has a particular focus on advising and assisting Chinese businesses in the U.S. market and U.S. businesses in the Chinese market. He has relationships with major firms in China and counsels clients in both the United States and China.


Prior to joining the firm, Eric worked at a law firm in New York and North Carolina, practicing in the Corporate and Securities Group. Previously, he worked in the advertising enforcement, investigations & litigation group with a large New York City law firm.

Eric earned his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his law degree, cum laude, from University of Minnesota Law School. Eric is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Experience

Corporate Matters

  • Assisted with a cryptocurrency fund formation in Wyoming, including forming a series LLC; drafting a PPM with appendix, operating agreement, and subscription agreement; and conducting an SEC Form D filing and state blue sky law filings, etc.
  • Represented a major multinational solar power corporation in connection with the expansion of its business in the United States Handled legal entity formation and compliance, drafted and reviewed solar panel supply agreements, conducted business negotiation with U.S. purchasers, etc.
  • Represented a famous microblogging and social networking service company in a stock transaction by which it sold its controlling equity to a celebrity from New York. Facilitated the due diligence and entity convention / re-domestication, employment stock buyback, and stock split.
  • Represented a major international battery power company in a stock transaction by which it acquired a Nevada battery supply and solution company. Assisted with due diligence, drafted the stock purchase agreement, and participated the business negotiation.
  • Represented a family office business in connection with a wide ranging and large scale corporate transactions, including worldwide capital investments, financing, strategic acquisitions, and assets allocations and reorganization. Assisted with the formation of special investment vehicles and drafted related corporate transaction documents. Assisted with drafting stock and assets purchase agreements, Regulation D compliance, equity holders’ agreements, and side letters. Conducted due diligence on the target companies and potential business partners.
  • Represented an international office equipment manufacturer in connection with the formation of its trading company and other business platforms in the United States. Assisted with the company’s acquisition of competitors in New Jersey and Georgia in order to enlarge its market shares. Conducted large-scale due diligence work, participated in business negotiation, and drafted transactional documents. Assisted on post-closing works and helped Chinese clients to overcome the different legal and culture background barriers throughout the transaction.
  • Represented a German company in connection with its acquisition of a big data price modeling analytical technology company in Massachusetts. Assisted with the business negotiation, conducted due diligence, and drafted the assets purchase agreement and intellectual property licensing agreement.
  • Represented a Jersey Island internet gaming company in a stock transaction by which it sold its equity to a NASDAQ public company which provides gambling products and services. Assisted with due diligence, revised the stock purchase agreement, and participated the business negotiation.
  • Represented a Canadian online education company in connection with the expansion of its business in the United States. Handled legal entity formation and compliance for its online platform, drafted the online Term of Use and Privacy Policy, and provided legal advice on various issues.
  • Represented an electronic vehicle autopilot system start-up in connection with a multimillion-dollar financing. Assisted with the due diligence conducted by the potential investors, as well as with the corporate structure reorganization which involved the sale of stocks of several offshore affiliates. Drafted related agreements and documents to facilitate the transactions.
  • Represented a broadcast company in connection with its equipment and service arrangements, and drafted related contracts.
  • Represented a software development and service company in connection with its acquisition of codes from other businesses. Worked on its services transaction with banks to convert MATLAB coding to Python coding.
  • Represented an international investment holding company in a $65 million PIPE deal by acquiring securities from a NASDAQ public company. Conducted large-scale due diligence review of public filings from the Edgar system. Drafted and revised the stock purchase agreement, due diligence report, and other related documents. Coordinated communications with clients, and explained legal issues in detail to overseas clients.
  • Represented an international equity investment fund in connection with its acquisition of five large parcels of land in Los Angeles for a luxury residential property development. Assisted with the formation of an offshore joint venture and stock holding companies. Reviewed and revised the stock purchase agreements to acquire local real property holding companies. Conducted large-scale corporate and real estate due diligence. Conducted a compliance investigation and managed client communications.
  • Represented an international technology company in connection with changing its U.S. business entity form and structure to satisfy its overseas parent company’s IPO requirements. Assisted with changing the client’s U.S. presence from a wholly owned subsidiary to a branch office, dissolved the existing subsidiary, and disposed of all remaining assets. Attended the meeting and coordinated with overseas underwriters to assist with the parent company’s IPO compliance work.
  • Represented a Chinese public plastic recovery and recycling company in connection with establishing recycling and recovery facilities in the United States for a total investment of $55 million. Handled the corporate formation and transactional structure formation. Drafted and reviewed real estate purchase agreements and financing agreements.
  • Represented a Chinese hospital group corporation in connection with establishing a medical treatment research and development center in the United States. Assisted with launching medical technology joint development programs with local university research centers and medical institutions.
  • Represented a California agricultural business in connection with establishing its East Coast manufacturer and sales headquarters for a total investment of $110 million. Handled the corporate formation and transactional structure formation, reviewed and revised real estate purchase agreement and sales contracts, and assisted with corporate financing and mortgage.
  • Represented an investment trust company in connection with expanding its real estate development business to form a new residential community in North Carolina. Assisted with business negotiation, stock and assets acquisition, financing, and drafted various contracts.
  • Represented a multinational cannabis business in connection with its business expansion in California and other states, including acquiring related businesses and assets, forming specific purpose vehicles and fund-raising entities, assisting with private offerings and financing, and assisting with corporate restructure and governance.
  • Represented a national cannabis business in connection with its corporate restructure and fund-raising. Assisted with forming separate and multi-layer legal entities, private offering and financing, corporate restructure and compliance, and contracts drafting.
  • Represented the seller in connection with a cybersecurity service purchase deal. Drafted agreements providing cyber operation and maintenance services, conducted legal research related to litigation of an employee non-compete issue, drafted client letters to explain debt collection litigation, and assisted with litigation risk management.
  • Represented a catering company in connection with its acquisition of a local restaurant businesses. Conducted due diligence on the target companies, and drafted asset purchase agreements and real estate lease agreements.
  • Represented a large, international education group in connection with its acquisition of a high school in California. Formed a specific purpose vehicle for the acquisition and assisted with drafting the transactional documents.
  • Represented multiple charitable foundations in connection with their formation work in New York. Conducted the disclosure and regulatory compliance with the New York Attorney General.

Non-Corporate Matters

  • Represented and assisted 9/11 victims in applying for compensations from the U.S. Victims of State Sponsored Terrorism Fund.
  • Represented and assisted Chinese investors in multiple securities fraud and omission cases related to EB-5 investment programs. The invested projects include hotels, casinos, luxury condominiums, and multiuse commercial properties.
  • Represented a large group of international individual investors from a $400 million EB-5 investment program in a securities fraud arbitration before AAA. Conducted legal research, clients’ interviews and intakes, assisted with an extensive discovery process, and coordinated communication between clients and the firm.
  • Represented a large, international electronic vehicle manufacture and export company in an international product defect litigation. Conducted legal research on products defect, exclusive dealing, and many other issues. Drafted memos, briefs, and motions. Conducted an on-site, overseas investigation, and other discovery. Attended hearings in federal court.
  • Represented and assisted a Panamanian trust foundation in connection with an internal trustee legal dispute involving assets across China, Hong Kong, the United States, Bermuda, and Panama.
  • Represented a furniture importer and marketing company in an unfair trade dispute with the CBP. Conducted due diligence of import/export records and transactional communication materials from clients. Conducted research on anti-dumping regulations, and wrote reports.
  • Participated in the bankruptcy and reorganization of a major diamond manufacturer in China. Assisted with financial claim investigations, and with drafting the reorganization plan. Conducted a comparison of China and U.S. bankruptcy law and procedures.
  • Participated in a $700 million bankruptcy and reorganization matter, which was one of the largest steel enterprise bankruptcy cases in China. Conducted legal research, assisted with drafting and revising required filings to administrative/governmental authorities, and attended the meeting of creditors.

News

Cozen O’Connor Bolsters Commercial Litigation Practice with the Addition of Veteran Litigator Jeremy E. Deutsch and Team

June 07, 2021

Joining with him will be Christian V. Cangiano, of counsel, Elliot J. Coz, counsel, and Eric W. Huang, Christopher Paolino, and Ian Bain as associates.

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., 2012
  • New York

American Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division

New York City Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

American Bar Association