Zhenggui “Kevin” Li is a member of McCarter & English’s Corporate practice group as well as a member of the firm’s inter-disciplinary International practice group. Kevin advises large and medium-sized companies in mergers and acquisitions, whether on the buyer’s side or on the seller’s side. Kevin counsels companies and their executives on company restructuring, compliance and reporting, and various types of general corporate matters. Kevin also handles financing matters, including venture capital transactions, representing either investment funds or start-up companies, and secured and unsecured loan transactions, representing both lenders and borrowers. In his capacity as a member of the firm’s International practice group, Kevin is constantly involved in the firm’s international business initiatives and serves on the firm’s legal team in representing various types of cross-border transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Kevin worked as an associate engaged in general civil practice, with an emphasis on commercial and bankruptcy litigation. He researched legal issues, prepared pleadings and conducted discovery involving a variety of matters. Kevin regularly appeared in various state and federal courts in the States of New Jersey and New York.
Kevin has ten years of business experience in international trade. Prior to law school, he had worked in various capacities for major international conglomerates headquartered in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the Sino-U.S. import and export business. Kevin is thus well-versed in all aspects of international business transactions, including issues related to customs classification and clearance, freight forwarding and cargo insurance coverage, letter of credit and other commercial credit arrangements. He is also quite familiar with the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (UNCISG) and customary international trade terms promulgated by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC INCOTERMS).