May Lu serves the transactional needs of businesses and their owners by assisting them with business formations of limited liability companies and corporations, sales and purchases of businesses/mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations (such as conversions sand domestications), recapitalizations, succession and exit planning strategies, general business planning, joint ventures, owner agreements such as operating agreements, buy-sell agreements, and shareholder agreements, and other commercial agreements. She also provides guidance to businesses concerning business divorce, 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 was selected in 2021 by her peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for her work in Corporate Law. In addition, she has been recognized as one of the Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Stars since 2012 in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions. She is actively involved with the Short Form Model Acquisitions Agreement Joint Task Force of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Middle Market and Small Business (“MMSB”) Committees member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. In September 2020, she was appointed Co-Vice Chair of the MMSB Committee for a 3- year term.
May’s commitment to giving back to the community includes her involvement on the Board of Directors of ACLU of Arizona. After serving as pro bono General Counsel for 6 years, she was elected as the President of ACLU of Arizona in April 2021. She also volunteered 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 a past President and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Asian American Bar Association.
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. She 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.