Bailey & Glasser LLP

Attorney

JIAYIN LIAO Attorney

Bailey & Glasser LLP
360 Central Avenue
Suite 1500
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

  • T: 727.894.6745
  • F: 727.894.2649

Jiayin represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, finance, real estate and general business matters. He was born and raised in China, and first began practicing Chinese law in 2004. He successfully litigated complex cases before courts at trial and appellate levels and negotiated high-stakes deals for companies.

He came to the United States and earned his second law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2009. Since coming to the U.S., he has gained experience counseling clients in a variety of industries, including banking, energy, and manufacturing. “I am excited that clients and colleagues ask me for help, knowing that I will make life easier for them,” Jiayin said.

Having worked on numerous business deals in China and America under two completely different legal systems, Jiayin has a unique advantage in handling cross-border issues whether they are related to language, culture, law or just plain common sense. He routinely advises companies and individuals from China seeking to make investments in the U.S.

“The challenge is that business people in the U.S. and China look at the same transaction from their own, diverging perspectives,” he said. “It takes work and skill to bring them to agreement on all the different issues.”

His background in finance, real estate and bankruptcy laws makes him a sought-after advisor at Bailey & Glasser. Though he primarily works as a corporate lawyer advising clients on mergers and acquisitions and other business matters, Jiayin is also involved in litigation of contract disputes and a variety of other legal issues.

Fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese, Jiayin is licensed to practice law in China, New York, West Virginia and Florida.

Foresight Reserves, L.P.

The firm served as lead counsel to Foresight Reserves, L.P., in the sale of a non-controlling 50% interest in its subsidiary Foresight Energy L.P. (NYSE: FELP) to Murray Energy Corporation for $1.375 billion.

Foresight Reserves, L.P. Initial Public Offering

The firm served as counsel to Foresight Reserves, L.P., in the $2.4 billion initial public offering of common units of its subsidiary Foresight Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: FELP)

Cline Group

The firm provides legal counsel and advice to the Cline Group, a group of related investment companies based out of Palm Beach, Florida, on contracts, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Bar Admissions
China, 2004
New York, 2010
West Virginia, 2014
Florida, 2016

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia