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Sonya Tien

Sonya Tien

Personal Injury | Real Estate| Litigation | IP | Immigration | Corporate
  • Personal Injury, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • California, New York, North Carolina
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Biography

Sonya Tien leads her firm's practices in personal injury, real estate, litigation, immigration, intellectual property, entertainment, and corporate transactions.

She received her law degree from Columbia University and was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Sonya received her business degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kenan Flagler Business School, where she earned 17 academic scholarships.

Sonya was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2020 and 2021, Top 40 Under 40 Civil Plaintiffs' Lawyer and Top 100 Civil Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers. Her articles have been published by the Wall Street Lawyer and Practising Law Institute. She has presented on the topics of SEC Enforcement and Compliance and Executive Compensation. She also is the former co-author of Fried Frank's monthly, internationally circulated, White Collar Criminal Defense and Securities Enforcement Memo.

Before founding Tien Law Firm, Sonya was a litigation and corporate associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson where her practices focused on corporate transactions, corporate compliance, SEC & DOJ enforcement, government investigations, commercial real estate, and complex commercial litigation, for clients, including, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Oppenheimer, CBRE, and Tishman Speyer.

While in law school, Sonya was a Summer Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, and Jacobson in New York and served as a judicial intern for a federal magistrate, the Honorable George H. Lowe, United States District Court (NDNY), where she gained valuable experience in Personal Injury Litigation, Social Security Disability, Immigration, Real Estate Litigation, Commercial Litigation, FDA Regulation and Litigation, M&A and Corporate Transactions, M&A litigation, Executive Compensation, Federal Criminal Proceedings, Government Investigations, and SEC & DOJ Enforcement Actions and Compliance.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    White Collar Crime
    Trademarks
    Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
    Intellectual Property
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Additional Practice Areas
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Litigation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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North Carolina
North Carolina State Bar
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United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
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United States District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina
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United States District Court, Southern District of New York
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Professional Experience
Shareholder & Managing Attorney
Tien Law Firm, PC
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Litigation Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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Summer Associate
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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Judicial Intern
The Chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge, George H. Lowe, United States District Court (NDNY)
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Case Manager
Law Office of Sema E. Lederman
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Education
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.S.B.A. (2017)
Honors: Awarded 17 Scholarships & Dean's List
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Columbia Law School
J.D.
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - North Carolina
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Trial Lawyers - North Carolina
The National Trial Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers - North Carolina
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Current
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Tenth Judicial District
Current
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North Carolina State Bar
Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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North Carolina Bar Association
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New York State Bar Association
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New York County Lawyers' Association
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American Bar Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
SEC Cooperation Update: 2102 Year-End Review
Wall Street Lawyer
Recent Developments in the SEC Cooperation Initiative
PLI - Practising Law Institute
Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Fried Frank, New York, NY
When Is a Company Required to Disclose Receipt of a Wells Notice?
Speaker, Fried Frank CLE, New York, NY
How to Draft an Employment Agreement
Contact & Map
Tien Law Firm - Raleigh
5540 Centerview Drive
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27606
Telephone: (919) 348-7727
Fax: (855) 229-5088
Tien Law Firm - New York
42 Broadway
12th Floor, Suite 135
New York, NY 10004
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (212) 810-7688
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Los Angeles (By Appointment Only)
10880 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1101
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (626) 888-3379
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - San Francisco (By Appointment Only)
1390 Market St
Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (650) 628-6880
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Charlotte (By Appointment Only)
525 N Tryon St
Suite 1600
Charlotte, NC 28202
Telephone: (704) 200-9223
Fax: (888) 816-1638
Tien Law Firm - Greensboro (By Appointment Only)
717 Green Valley Rd
Suite 200
Greensboro, NC 27408
Toll-Free: (336) 890-6088
Fax: (855) 229-5088
Tien Law Firm - Wilmington (By Appointment Only)
1213 Culbreth Dr
Suite 338
Wilmington, NC 28405
Toll-Free: (888) 988-6613
Telephone: (910) 421-2811
Fax: (888) 816-1638