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Established in 1984

J.D. and M.S. in Real Estate Development and Investment

If you are looking for a good attorney with decades of experience and reasonable rates, then The Law Offices of John Chang is here to serve you.

Mr. Chang is admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars and has been in the private practice of law since 1984. The Law Offices of John Chang is a general practice firm with emphasis in real estate, commercial law, health code matters, immigration, and litigation. With his decades of legal experience, Mr. Chang strives to transform each of his clients to be the most knowledgeable, confident and best advised individuals for their legal matters at hand.

Real Estate:

Mr. Chang has extensive legal experience in the field of commercial and residential real estate representing purchasers, sellers, mortgage lenders, landlords and tenants. He earned a Masters degree in Real Estate Development and Investment, and applies his knowledge to provide the best counseling for his clients. He has been counsel to several development companies and is familiar with New York City and New York State government subsidized developments and Housing Development Fund Corporations (HDFCs). He is a residential mortgage closing counsel for several lenders and has represented several not-for-profit corporations for commercial and construction loan closings.

Mr. Chang and his staff understand that most real estate transactions can be stressful experiences and that every transaction is different from the next. We aim to serve each and every client with the care, expertise and courtesy that you would expect from larger firms, only with small firm fees. Having been in practice since 1984, Mr. Chang understands the nuances of the real estate market and is able use his years of experience to better serve his clientele. Whether you are buying or selling a house, co-op, condo or commercial building, or negotiating a complex commercial lease agreement, or your company is a mortgage lender seeking experienced closing counsel, we strive to provide the best quality of service for our clients.

Commercial Law:

Formation of new business entities whether they are partnerships, corporations, or limited liability companies require special legal consideration to meet your plans and needs. Commercial lease analysis is key to protecting your company's rights and interests. Bulk sales transactions require detailed negotiations and due diligence to ensure a smooth transaction and to prevent legal pitfalls. The Law Offices of John Chang has years of experience in all these areas and is always here to guide you to a successful business venture.

Health Code Violations:

The firm will provide experienced counsel and trusted representation for all of your NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene matters.

If you own a restaurant of commercial property in NYC, chances are you will face matters at the Administrative Tribunal of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As a former Administrative Law Judge for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Mr. Chang and his firm are best prepared to represent and counsel your restaurant or bar through the various health code matters that you may encounter. If you own commercial property or a multi-family building, we are here to represent you for any window guard, pest control or lead based paint violations. We will also represent day care facilities, private pools, physician's offices for x-ray machine violations, and animal shelters and shops.

Immigration Law:

In the areas of family preference visas, naturalization, E visas, political asylum and EB-5 Investor Visas, The Law Offices of John Chang is here to serve you with knowledge, experience and care. Your immigrant visa may be more valuable than you realize. Often, mistakes made by inexperienced representatives are costly and irreversible. We strive to be on top of the ever changing laws of immigration and provide the best service to get the job done correctly the first time.


For most people, nothing is more distressing than a court proceeding. The Law Offices of John Chang with its team of expert litigation counsel are here to assist you for your civil, commercial and personal injury matters and strives to bring your matter to a successful conclusion.

Other General Matters:

Wills, Trusts, Estate Matters, Divorce, Beer and Wine Licenses, Liquor Licenses, Commercial Contracts, Environmental Control Board Matters, Department of Consumer Affairs Matters, Not-for Profit Corporation Law.

Some of Our Corporate Clients:

Wells Fargo Home Mortgages, Bank of America, Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC, David Bouley, LLC, Pio Pio Restaurant, Inc., Barbetta Restaurant, Inc.,Walker Ridge Construction, Inc., Yokohama System Movers, Inc., The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Colorado Springs, Colorado, National Association of Asian American Professionals, Inc., Officine Antica Pesa NY, LLC and Asian American Housing Development Fund Corporation.
Mr. Chang received his J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and his M.S., with distinction, in Real Estate Development and Investment from New York University and his B.S. from St. John's University.

He is a proud member of the NYS Bar Association, Real Estate Section, and the NYS Restaurant Association.
The Law Offices of John Chang is located at 401 Broadway, Suite 605, and New York, New York 10013. Tel. No. (212) 925-1937; Fax No. (212) 941-7504. You may e-mail us at Please call us for an appointment. We are available to meet after working hours.