Our Team

REPRESENTING YOU AS A MEMBER OF YOUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

At MKC Law Group, we work with you as part of your management team. We have the experience and expertise to negotiate a full range of issues – from the simple to the complex. When you partner with MKC Law Group, you have responsive, attentive, knowledgeable legal counsel that allows you to do what you do best – run your business.

Experienced Legal Specialist

MIN K. CHAI

MANAGING ATTORNEY

10.0Min Kyung Chai

Min K. Chai, the principal of MKC Law Group, is a corporate business practitioner who represents both domestic and foreign-based companies seeking to establish a presence in the U.S.

With over 20 years of experience, both abroad and locally, Ms. Chai is experienced in handling a variety of domestic and cross border business transactions from the time you set up your business to the moment you are ready to implement your exit strategy. She serves as a legal advisor to her foreign and domestic clients in various capacities. Her work includes entity selection and formation matters, corporate compliance and restructuring, partnership buyouts, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, strategic alliances, purchase and sale of on-going businesses and commercial properties, establishment of distributing and licensing arrangements, employment and consulting agreements, nondisclosure agreements, SEC reporting requirements and compliance, franchise registration and consultations, registration and maintenance of intellectual property rights, and other business transactions.

Ms. Chai practiced in Seoul, Korea as a foreign consultant from 2002 to 2005, representing and serving as corporate counsel to a wide range of U.S.-based companies seeking to establish a presence in Korea. Transactions included international business involving U.S. and Korean companies in various industries including auto, audio, semiconductor, financial, entertainment, telecommunications, and technology-based sectors, structuring manufacturing and supply agreements, distributorship agreements, and agency representative agreements for the food and beverage/spirit industries, clothing, furniture and shipping industries.  Back home, Ms. Chai is experienced in advising companies on various aspects of operating their foreign-based subsidiaries in the U.S., including corporate governance, asset transfers, financing transactions, employment and labor law, lease review and negotiations, and contract negotiations with various third parties.

Ms. Chai is active in various community organizations and serves on numerous boards and committees. She mentors law students from local law schools and young attorneys. In her spare time, she enjoys working out at her pilates studio, reading, watching hockey games (especially her son’s hockey team) and spending time with her family.  

Experience

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2002

  • Santa Clara Summer Exchange Program, Kookmin University College of Law, Korea, 2000

  • Bachelor of Arts, Economics / Law & Society, University of California, Riverside, 1998 with Honors

  • Education Abroad Program, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • OC Korean American Bar Association - Past President / Board Member, 2009-2010

  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) - Regional Governor (OC), 2013 – Present

  • OC Bar Association (OCBA) – Corporate and Business Section, Chair, 2019-2020

Classes / Seminars Taught

  • "Legal Issues of Starting Business" -  OC Korean American Bar Association (KABA), 2007

  • "How to Set Up Business Entities" -  Score, 2010 – Present

  • "Private Equity & Securities Consideration for Private Companies" - KCON Business Conference, 2015

  • “Secured Transactions” – UCI Law School, Spring 2022

Public Appointments

Sean Kay

Attorney

Sean Kay is a dynamic and accomplished attorney based in Irvine, California, with licenses in both California and Florida. Sean was born and raised in Las Vegas, and pursued his undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in Business Law. Sean went on to attend law school at Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University, where his dedication and expertise earned him the prestigious CALI award for excellence in Contract Drafting. Graduating in the top third of his class, Sean emerged well-prepared to navigate the complexities of the legal landscape.

Sean’s journey through college and law school was marked by a burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit. Over a span of three years, he independently developed a social media platform focused on sports wagering, demonstrating his ability to innovate and execute complex projects. Additionally, Sean and two of his friends founded a sports management firm dedicated to assisting professional hockey players in obtaining endorsement deals, leveraging his business acumen and legal knowledge to support his clients in their professional endeavors. Beyond his ventures in sports management, Sean has a proven track record of collaborating with young professionals to launch and grow their businesses.

His experience includes working with clients on developing social media platforms, clothing brands, and various eCommerce initiatives. This entrepreneurial mindset, combined with his legal expertise, positions Sean uniquely to assist clients in navigating the legal challenges of their business operations. His dual perspective as both a business owner and a legal advisor allows him to relate to his clients on a profound level, offering practical and strategic solutions.

Outside of his professional life, Sean enjoys watching and playing sports, spending quality time with friends and family, and engaging in hands-on carpentry projects or anything that would be considered a blue-collar project. Sean Kay is committed to providing exceptional legal services, drawing on his diverse background and entrepreneurial experiences to deliver insightful and effective counsel to his clients.

Experience

Education

  • J.D., Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law

  • B.A., Arizona State University, WP Carey School of Business

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California (bar #342741)

  • State Bar of Florida (bar #1048722)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association

     

  • Orange County Young Lawyer’s Association

Amy Wagner

Legal Assistant

Amy Wagner Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with a focus in Tourism Development & Management and Communications.

Ms. Wagner grew up in Orange County, California, dancing classical ballet for 15 years, and had the privilege of studying with the Bolshoi Ballet Academy during their summer intensive for 2 consecutive summers.

During her free time, Ms. Wagner continues her passion for dance by attending adult ballet classes, cooking, traveling, spending time with family, and catching up with her friends on the weekends.

Jackie Lin is a registered patent attorney and her practice focuses on corporate business and intellectual property matters. She specializes in trademark prosecution and handles all aspects of the federal trademark registration process, including application filing, statements of use, office action responses, and post-registration maintenance filings.

Prior to joining MKC Law Group, Ms. Lin practiced in Silicon Valley, representing individuals and companies in various industries seeking to protect and enforce their intellectual property rights, both in the U.S. and internationally.

Ms. Lin attended Santa Clara University School of Law where she pursued a concentrated course of study in technology law and spent a summer abroad studying international business and Japanese patent and copyright law in Tokyo, Japan. Ms. Lin also held leadership roles in various student organizations and worked as a certified law clerk at the Alexander Law Center and the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley where she provided pro bono advice and representation to under-represented individuals and families in consumer fraud and abuse cases, employment matters, and government-subsidized housing disputes.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Lin worked in academic medical research in the fields of pediatric diabetes, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction.

In her free time, Ms. Lin enjoys going to the beach and hiking with her two dogs.

Experience

Education

  • J.D., High Tech Law Certificate in Intellectual Property with Honors, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2015

  • B.S., General Biology and B.A., Psychology, Provost Honors, University of California, San Diego, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Reg. No. 75,586, 2016

  • State Bar of California, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

INTERESTED IN JOINING THE TEAM?

PART TIME CONTRACT ATTORNEY

MKC Law Group, APC is seeking a remote Part-Time Contract Attorney with at least 5+ years of corporate and business transaction experience in California.  The candidate must be able to prepare all the necessary incorporation and formation documents for domestic and foreign (out-of-state) corporations and limited liability companies, draft standard business contracts, including purchase and sale agreements, license agreements, buy-sell agreements, employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, stock incentive plans, subscription agreements, commercial and residential lease agreements, distribution and manufacturing agreements, sales representative agreements, franchise agreements, and other business transactional documents.

If interested in being part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references) to [email protected]. Please put “Contract Attorney” as the subject line of your email.

REQUIREMENTS​

  •       Self-motivated;
  •       Detail-oriented;
  •       Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  •       Good interpersonal skills;
  •       Good work ethic and accountability;
  •       Proficiency in Word, Excel, PDF; and
  •       Ability to function a PC computer and learn web-based software (SharePoint).

PREFERENCES

  •       California bar licensed;
  •       Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably at a small to mid-sized law firm; and
  •       Proficient in Korean or Chinese.

Compensation is DOE.

LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

MKC Law Group, APC is seeking a Part-Time Legal Administrative Assistant with experience setting up business entities, drafting corporate documents and filing annual reports with the state and local agencies. Duties include performing general clerical tasks, answering calls, and assisting attorneys in all facets of the firm’s practice including corporate formation, franchise registration, intellectual property, employment, and other business transactional matters involving both international and domestic clients. If you are interested in being part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references) to [email protected]. Please put “Legal Administrative Assistant” as the subject line of your email.

REQUIREMENTS​

  • Super organized;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PDF;
  • Ability to function a PC computer and learn web-based software (SharePoint);
  • Be able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute; and
  • Can-do attitude/self-motivated with a natural desire to help!

PREFERENCES

  • College graduate; and
  • Minimum 5 years of experience, preferably at a small to mid-sized law firm.

Compensation is DOE.