May Lu

May Lu



Legal Assistant:

Maria Malagon

MAY LU serves the transactional needs of businesses and their owners by assisting them with business formation, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and other business agreements.  She also provides guidance to businesses concerning disputes among owners and related fiduciary duties.  In addition, May assists clients with regulatory and governance issues related to the U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal, state, and local programs.

May has been recognized as one of the Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars for 2012 and 2013 in the area of mergers and acquisitions.  May’s commitment to giving back to the community includes her involvement on the Board of Directors of ACLU-Arizona and in volunteering with the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Business Legal Assistance Program, for which she was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer.  She is also an alumna of the 2011-2012 Class of the Bar Leadership Institute sponsored by the State Bar of Arizona.  Additionally, she was appointed to the State Bar of Arizona’s Arizona Attorney Magazine Editorial Board.

Upon graduation from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, May served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Lawrence F. Winthrop, of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.  While in law school, May was an Intern Prosecutor for the Pima County Attorney’s Office and a Law Clerk for the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County.  May was also a Managing Editor of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Prior to law school, May’s interest in assisting businesses motivated her to attend Arizona State University and its Barrett Honors College on a National Merit Scholarship to study economics, international business, and Spanish.


Arizona (2008)
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2008)


American Bar Association, Business Law Section
State Bar of Arizona
   -Arizona Attorney Magazine Editorial Board
   -Business Section-Conversion and Merger Subcommittee
   -Young Lawyer Division-Disaster Plan Committee
   -2011-2012 Bar Leadership Institute
Arizona Asian American Bar Association
Maricopa County Bar Association
Member of Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court (2007 - 2012)


Member of the Board of Directors of ACLU - Arizona
Member of the Small Business Leadership Council of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Volunteer for Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s Business Legal Assistance Program
Volunteer for Arizona State University’s Epps Consulting Forensic Accounting Program (2010-2011)
Coach and Mentor for Chaparral High School’s Mock Trial Team (2000-2011)


  • 2012 and 2013 Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars—Arizona
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Lawyer
  • National Merit Scholar


  • Charging Orders:  Their Effects on Different Business Interests Part One:  Limited Liability Companies and Corporations
  • Charging Orders:  Their Effects on Different Business Interests Part Two:  Partnerships and Limited Partnerships
  • Letters of Intent:  An Increasingly Valuable Tool in an Uncertain Economy
  • The New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards:  Analysis of Seven Defenses to Oppose Enforcement in the United States and England



  • “SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program: How to Get Your Ducks in a Row to Apply” - Download
  • Business Entities, Formation, and Taxes, Oh My! - Download
  • Business Formation Basics - Download
  • Joint Ventures:  Some Fundamental Principles - Download
  • Starting Off on the Right Foot:  Business Formation and Owner Agreements - Download
  • Conversant Mandarin Chinese


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