Owen Gu, J.D.,
Attorney at Law – Houston Offices
Licensed to practice in New York
Licensed to practice in New Jersey
Owen Gu is a licensed lawyer in New York and New Jersey. He was born in Beijing, China and received his Bachelor of Commerce degree (Honors) from Queen’s University in Canada. Subsequently, he was awarded the St. Thomas More Full Tuition Scholarship to attend St. John’s University School of Law in New York City where he earned his Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.). While at law school, he served as the Notes and Publications Editor for the New York Real Property Law Journal and actively participated in various legal internship programs including, but not limited to, a judicial internship program with the New York City Civil Court (Housing Part), an externship program with the New York City Police Department –Legal Bureau, a volunteer internship program with the Queens District Attorney’s Office, and an international legal internship program with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
During his tenure at UNODC in Vienna, Austria, Mr. Gu took active part in the day-to-day work of the Corruption and Economic Crime Branch of the Division for Treaty Affairs, contributing to legal work aimed at promoting the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). He was also involved in the preparation of a major event, namely the first meeting of the Implementation Review Group for the United Nations Convention against Corruption. During this meeting, he received delegations from China, Macau (China), and Singapore and familiarized delegates with the UNCAC Self-Assessment Checklist, thus contributing to the overall understanding of their obligations stemming from the UNCAC Review Mechanism.
Prior to coming to Zhang & Attorneys, L.P., Mr. Gu practiced with a boutique law firm in New York City, focusing on commercial litigation, immigration, and matrimonial law. He joined Zhang & Attorneys, L.P. as a business development attorney with a focus on developing Chinese markets and advising Chinese corporations and individuals on U.S. immigration and corporate law.
In his free time, he enjoys reading Chinese history, travelling and networking with professionals from various disciplines.
Bachelor of Commerce (Honors), Queen’s University
Juris Doctor, St. John’s University School of Law
New York State Bar Association
New York County Lawyers’ Association
Queens County Bar Association
Mandarin Chinese and English