Attorney

Sara Xia, Attorney

 
Sara Xia

With a background working in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, and Seattle, Sara Xia has earned a reputation for overcoming communication barriers and helping people of diverse backgrounds connect with one another. She is uniquely equipped to identify and solve issues specifically related to Chinese entities, while providing clients with critical insight as to the cultural customs and procedures necessary for successfully conducting business in China.

Sara works out of Harris Bricken’s Seattle and Beijing offices, advising clients on legal practices in China. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate formation and governance, initial public offerings, and China’s foreign exchange control policies.

A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, prior to joining Harris Bricken, Sara worked as an attorney and China Advisor at Desh International and Business Law, where she assisted with transnational and domestic litigation.

Her passion for law makes her a great fit for Harris Bricken. A team of diverse legal professionals and a rich knowledge sharing culture, helps Sara keep her practice sharp.

In her spare time, Sara likes to watch movies, cook, hike, and travel. As an avid proponent of strategy in both work and play, Sara also enjoys a competitive game of Catan with friends.

More About Sara

Memberships

Member, Washington State Bar Association

Member, The State Bar of California

Volunteer Activities

Volunteer Attorney, Housing Justice Project

  • Providing legal advice for low income tenants with eviction-related issues
  • Assistance filling out and responding to eviction paperwork
  • Negotiating with landlords for tenants facing eviction

Speaking Engagements

The Future of Business in China”, Western Washington University, April 2016.

Education

  • University of Washington, School of Law, LLM (Master of Law), Seattle 2014
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, LLB (Bachelor of Law), Shanghai 2009

Languages

  • Mandarin (native)
  • English (fluent)