DLA Piper announced today that Ying Genève DuBois has joined the firm's Real Estate practice as a partner in the Miami office.
DuBois focuses her practice primarily on representing US and global investors in their US real estate investments. She has extensive experience in complex transactional matters, particularly in regard to investors from China and other Asia-Pacific countries.
"There has been a large increase in the amount of foreign capital investing in real estate in the United States over the past decade – and it appears that will continue for the foreseeable future," said John Sullivan, US chair of DLA Piper's Real Estate practice. "The international focus of Genève's practice, and her track record of successful cross-border transactional work, make her a perfect fit for our global real estate platform."
DuBois is fluent in multiple languages, including Mandarin and Cantonese. Her background and connections in China and Hong Kong and her deep understanding of the cultural differences between the US and China enables her to provide clients valuable counsel and insight. She has also been instrumental in bringing Chinese investors to South Florida and facilitating introductions with developers throughout Latin America. DuBois is also one of the founders of the China Council Florida, Inc., a not-for-profit organization with the purpose of drawing Chinese investors to the Florida marketplace.
"Genève clearly has an impressive track record in Asia, but her strong work in Latin America is an added benefit for our office, as Miami is increasingly a gateway for international capital coming into the US," said Joshua Kaye, managing partner of DLA Piper's Miami office. "Genève has a well-established ability to cultivate relationships and connect with people, which will fit in well with our office and DLA Piper's global platform."
Prior to joining DLA Piper, DuBois was a partner with Holland & Knight LLP. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and earned her B.B.A., summa cum laude, from Texas Christian University.