Business, Employment and Intellectual Property Law

6464 Sunset Boulevard Penthouse Suite 1175 Los Angeles, CA 90028 US

(323) 443-7888

LAW OFFICES OF DEREK S. YEE

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About Us

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 Derek S. Yee
California State Bar No. 137015

Mr. Yee is licensed to practice law in California and Hawaii.  Mr. Yee has extensive experience in business formations and dissolutions; business transactions; patents; trademarks; copyrights; and civil litigation in federal, state, and appellate courts as well as arbitration forums.  Mr. Yee was a named partner of Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP for 19 years (1992-2011).  Mr. Yee remains "Of Counsel" to Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP.  Mr. Yee also has experience in international business; has practiced law in Taiwan; and is an active participant in national and local Asian legal and business associations and activities. Mr. Yee is a member of the Los Angeles and Hawaii Bar Associations.​  Derek Yee is a seminar presenter at SCORE LA and a Member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. 

Juris Doctor Law Degree

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 Derek S. Yee is a 1987 graduate of Boston College Law School.     

Bachelor of Arts in Economics

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Derek S. Yee obtained a  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1984

Areas of Practice

Business Law

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Business Litigation and Formation, Contracts,  Corporate Law, Transactions, Formation, Management & Operations, Business Acquisitions, Sales & Transfers, Commercial Leases, Contracts, Fictitious Business Names (dba), Incorporation, License Agreements, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships, Partnerships, Corporations

Employment law

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Wage and Hour, Discrimination, Harassment, Wrongful Termination Litigation; HR Consulting; Employee Handbooks and Written Policies, Employee Contracts and Severance Agreements 

Trademarks & Copyrights

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Trademark and Copyright registrations, management and licensing; Infringement Litigation

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS OF THE FIRM

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In addition to representing individuals, the firm represents numerous businesses including: The Union Ice Company/Arctic Glacier, Inc., Bio-Touch, Inc., Concession Management Services, Inc. dba CMS Hospitality, Legend Footwear, Inc., Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA), Alesh, Inc., Alpav, Inc., Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Amtech Management, Ltd., Bajul, Inc., In-Pack, Inc., Flyt, Inc. Haidilao Catering (USA), Inc., Grand Buffet, Unicore Industrial, Inc., Home Paradise, LLC, Plastic Connections, Inc., Primo Wind, Inc., Nova Dental, Master Investments, LLC, Merle, Apple Bags & Merchandise Co., Inc., Q-Home, LLC, CitiQuartz, Ronin Tactical Group, Inc., CMS Camacho Ventures, LLC, Furiwa Restaurant and Catering, Black Apple, Corp., World Expo (USA), Inc., Quest Nine Digital Archiving, Inc., Cali Games, Inc., CBB Group, Inc., D Sports, Inc., ES Technical Roadsports, Inc., JJMC Designs, Inc., Panush, Inc., 535 Investments, LLC., Titians Trading Corp., Hi-Toy Game, LLC., Two Bruddahs, Inc., Tons Logisitics International Limited, Stewart Wang, M.D., Inc. WK International, Inc. Hunt City, Victory University, Lan & Mike Int'l Trading, Venus Cosmetics, OPL Systems, Inc., Orbit Craft, Inc., Palace Investments, Inc., Huntcity Designs, Willfredo Gerado Designs, Dot Saigon, Winner's Gymnastics, Giant Fame Inv Ltd, Gotran Optometry, Kingsman Restaurant Group, Inc., Calee, Inc., Hysen, Banjul, Inc., Flyt E-Global TAC Warehouse, Inc., Eruzas, Inc., VaporDNA,  Dare-U, Inc., Rancho Inn, EPComb, LLC, Tsou, Inc., One and Only Collective, Inc., Sasha Clothing Company Pty Ltd, Commerce Services, Inc., Allstar Chinese School, A.J. Mission, Doria International, Javista Coffee, Muroc Sports Shooting Association, V&O Car Rental, Milk & Honey, Canaan Delicacies, Mercy International Enterprise, Victory University, New Life Wellness, Doctor's Label, Eruzas, Re Investing Team, Keep Smile Trading, Rite Concepts, TII Trading, 1stPacific Options, Inc., Washington Top Funding, Inc., Pinewave Construction, Inc., Regent Alliance, Inc., Sergeant’s Sportsmen Paradise, Inc., Sasson Capital, Securus Networks, Shapecity, LLC, Shakas Food Group LLC, Cardzilla International Corp., EJ International, Inc., Wilshire Metro Realty, Inc., Green Life USA, Inc., Sisters Men International, Inc., Starex Technology, Inc., SubCal, Inc., JR Vision Group, Inc., SKS Lens, Inc., Topcraft Industrial Corporation, Matthew C. Tsay DDS, Inc., Victoria Financial Corp., Wave Manufacturing, LLC, Western Inn, AME Express, Inc., Industrial Orange Corp., Apex Logistics International, Inc., Best Kept Data, Inc., Alan & Ken, Inc., Arnold Cho DDS, Inc., Dynamic Distribution & Warehousing, Inc., Dynamic Sports Group, Inc., Caperi Ristorante Italiano, Inc., Sprint Transports, Inc., Banjul, Inc., F&J Properties, LLC, Jolin Corp., Global TAC Warehouse, Inc., Giant Fame Inv. LTD, Engineer Plumbing, Inc., Elite Salon, Evergreen Books & Publishing, Inc., Lai Lai Café, Life Positioning Strategies, Inc., Master Packaging, Inc., McDowell-Craig Office Systems, Inc., Harbor Warner Car Wash, Inc., Kuo Dental Corp., I-Bridge International, Inc., Click Truth, Inc., Paytruth, LLC, Infin8 LLC, J3 Wang Corp., Jen, Chen & Associates, Jolin Corporation, JP International, Kingston Enterprises, L2 Construction Consortium, L2CC, Inc., Meling Investments, Inc., Mi Alma Designs, Inc., Midwinter Investments LLC, The Modern World Technologies, Inc., Molzo, Inc., Nest Corporation, Nevis Construction, Nodal, Inc., VO & Stuff, W.DNA, Inc., CWB Electronics, Saber-X, Pulse, Bestlink, Magic Top, Transwagon International, and Winners Gymnastics

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REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS OF ALBRIGHT, YEE & SCHMIT, LLP

 Albright, Yee & Schmit, LLP represents a full range of public and private clients, including the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Department of Water and Power (DWP) for the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD), City of Burbank, City of Oceanside, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), AFSCME Local 1117, AFL-CIO, the Pacific Coast Joint Powers Authority, Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), County of Los Angeles County Development Commission (CDC), California Commerce Club, Inc. (Commerce Casino), The DIRECTV Group, Inc., McDonald's Corporation, Toshiba, Inc., Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Steelworkers Old Timers Foundation, Bright Medical Associates, Inc., Friendly Hills Country Club, City Club On Bunker Hill, Diamond Contract Services, Inc., Sun Ten Laboratories, Inc., Citizens International Bank, Household Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. 

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General Counsel

The Law Offices of Derek S. Yee serves as General Counsel to numerous businesses, including, Concessions Management Services, Inc., Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, BioTouch, Legend Footwear, and CBB. 

Recent achievements

We represent clients in federal, state, and appellate courts, before juries and judges, and before arbitration panels, mediators, and other administrative agencies.

  • Retained as General Counsel for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
  • Defended and Settled Federal trademark infringement action on behalf of Five Star Stores and Flyt E-Commerce, Inc.
  • Dismissal of Defamation lawsuit on Summary Judgment for Oakline Transportation, Inc.
  • Successfully mediated real estate dispute.
  • Complete victory in defending Nest Corporation in a Construction lawsuit; collected on judgement after recording judgement lien and garnishing wages.
  • Opened Wolfgang Puck's WPizza, The Wine Bar, the Kitchen and The Kitchen Counter in LAX T6.
  • Incorporated Non-Profit Muroc Sports Shooting Association
  • Prevailed on Motion for Summary Judgement against Western Dental regarding a purchase of a dental practice.
  • Prevailed in an industrial lease/flood 3 week trial (2.5 year litigation).  Multi-million dollar verdict.
  • Represented Home Paradise Investment Center and the two largest downtown Los Angeles developments: Greenland Metropolis and Oceanwide Plaza
  • Opened and operating the LAX Food Collection and multiple other concessions in LAX, Orange County, Las Vegas, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta and Florida airports; including World Duty Free Group, Panda Express, Carl's Jr., Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Marmalade Cafe, Rolling Stone Bar & Grill, The Counter Burger and Yogurtland.
  • Opened Dickey's BBQ in Victorville and San Marcos, California.
  • Negotiated the purchases and sales of numerous businesses, Hotels and shopping center developments.
  • Setup numerous businesses including, restaurants, bakeries, medical, industrial, financial, clothing businesses.
  • Obtained back wages and wrongful termination damages for an on-site apartment manager
  • Settled BMW and Otterbox trademark infringement actions
  • Settled Prop 65 Lead contamination actions.
  • Successfully obtained back wages for restaurant employees for unpaid minimum wages, overtime, meal and rest periods, tip pooling, wage statements, show up time, and waiting time penalties.
  • Successfully settled Construction Lawsuits, and a Commercial Equipment Lease Breach of Contract Action (all for nearly full value).
  • Successfully Litigated and settled a Wrongful Death Case.
  • Defended Employers in Wage and Hour Lawsuits.
  • Defended an employer against Discrimination Investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC), Department of Labor, Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and Federal Department of Justice (DOJ).
  • Defended an employer in a Union Grievance Arbitration in Las Vegas.
  • Completed the Purchases of a garment manufacturer; automobile services; Restaurants and Bars; the Sale of a Dental Practice; and sale of two 1-800-Radiator Franchise Business.  Previously sold 9 McDonald's Restaurants.
  • Formed numerous Corporations and Limited Liability Companies in California and Nevada; transferred stocks; maintained corporate compliance requirements.
  • Filed numerous Fictitious Business Names (dba's) and obtained Employer Identification Numbers (EINs).
  • Registered numerous Trademarks and Service Marks (names and logos).
  • Prosecuted Trademark Infringement Claims.
  • Negotiated and drafted Commercial Leases, Joint Venture, and License Agreements.
  • Successfully defended US Customs Censure Cases in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Florida.
  • Drafted Buy-Sell Agreements.
  • Defended and settled an Environmental Class Action Lawsuit.
  • Drafted Employee Contracts, Handbooks, and Policies.

Contact Us

 

Main Office
6464 Sunset Boulevard

Penthouse Suite 1175

Los Angeles, California 90028
TEL (323)443-7888
FAX (323) 443-7889

CELL (213) 925-3409
derekyee@dsylaw.com

San Gabriel Valley (El Monte)
9660 Flair Drive, Suite 300
El Monte, California 91776
TEL (213) 278-8482
(By appointment only)

Orange County
10 Pointe Drive, Suite 300
Brea, CA 92821
TEL (323) 443-7887
(By appointment only)

LAW OFFICES OF DEREK S. YEE

6464 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 1175, Los Angeles, California 90028, United States

(323) 443-7888 Email: derekyee@dsylaw.com 中文請洽詢 (213) 278 - 8482 angelalin@dsylaw.com

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