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Date: March 6, 2018
GSB Newsroom

Bailey’s experience and client work bolsters GSB’s real estate, construction and China practices

Yao BaileySEATTLE (March 6, 2018) Garvey Schubert Barer (GSB) today announced that Yao Bailey has joined the firm as Principal in the New York office. Bailey’s deep experience and familiarity with the law in both China and United States will significantly bolster GSB’s already strong real estate, construction and China practice areas.

A native Mandarin speaker, Bailey has practiced law in China and the United States for nearly 30 years and has facilitated a wide range of real estate transactions such as acquisitions, leasing, development, and construction contracts. Her clients include business owners, banks, architects, contractors, cooperatives, condominium boards and developers in both the United States and China.

Prior to joining GSB, Bailey was a partner at Duane Morris in New York City, where she focused her real estate practice on commercial leasing, commercial and residential acquisitions, and construction law. Prior to Duane Morris, she spent 16 years with Menaker & Herrmann in New York City, eventually leading the firm’s real estate practice. Bailey also has 10 years of experience as a practicing attorney in Beijing, including serving as General Counsel to the China Commercial Corporation for International Economic and Technical Cooperation.

“Yao has demonstrated an unparalleled aptitude for problem solving and dependability when working with clients based in the United States and China,” said Greg Duff, Firm Chair and Principal of Garvey Schubert Barer. “She is an excellent addition to the team at GSB, which has a long tradition of helping clients with business interests in real estate matters and China. We are glad to have her aboard.”

Bailey grew up in Jilin, Jilin Province, in Northeast China. She received her LL.B. from Peking University School of Law and her LL.M. in Asian and Comparative Law at the University of Washington School of Law. She is a frequent speaker at workshops and seminars on real estate, construction and architectural law.

About Garvey Schubert Barer

Since its founding in 1966, GSB has provided results-oriented legal counsel to help clients – from established market leaders, to newly launched enterprises and governmental bodies – solve problems, create new opportunities and mitigate risk. The firm takes a holistic approach to managing clients’ needs, with attorneys that are deep in industry experience as well as broad in current and emerging issues. GSB has offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, and Beijing. More information is available on the web at

Media Contact: John Williams for Garvey Schubert Barer, (206) 625-0075 x1

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