Calvin C. S. Yap

  • Of Counsel/International Corporate Transaction Practice Group
Newport Beach, CA

Mr. Calvin Yap is an Of Counsel of WHGC.  Mr. Yap practices real property law, financing and secured transactions. His experience ranges from representation of small family owned businesses to international publicly traded companies.

Mr. Yap's representative transactions include the purchase and sale of on-going businesses and commercial properties; establishment of distributorship and licensing arrangements; mixed collateral and judicial foreclosures; corporate and financial restructurings; mergers and acquisitions for various industry sectors; seller financed transactions; and Uniform Commercial Code matters. He is well versed in both interstate and international transactions. Mr. Yap's clients include foreign-based companies seeking to establish a presence in the United States.

Areas of Practice

  • International Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois
    • B.S. - 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association, Real Estate Section, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • California State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • University of California at Irvine, Instructor, 1982 to 1983


  • Taiwanese