Ruth Jin Esq.

Ruth Jin Esq.

New York, New York

Ruth Jin has extensive experience in corporate and securities laws. She regularly represents private equity firms and hedge funds from fund formation and investment management to project financing, including acquisition financing; and represents corporations for equity/debt securities offering, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. Ruth's clients range from entrepreneurs and emerging companies to Fortune 500 companies. She advises businesses through all stages of growth from start-up and capital financing right through to initial public offering and counsels on the ongoing securities law compliance and periodic reporting obligations. She also provides broker-dealers with regulatory compliance related legal advice. Ruth is known for her energy expertise and has done numerous energy related project financing and trading.

Ms. Jin also is an expert in not-for-profit laws. She regularly represents schools, churches, temples and science associations for their federal and state tax exemption applications and compliance.

​Ruth has knowledge in Chinese law, Korean law and Japanese law, and is fluent in these three languages. She has a rich experience in cross-border transactions, including wealth management related transactions.

Prior to founding The Jin Law Group, she worked at the corporate law departments of such major law firms as Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and McKee Nelson LLP. Ruth has many publications in law journals and often speaks at bus​iness roundtables. Ruth was a panelist in the 2005 American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting on international trade related issues, and was a fellow of the Institute of International Economic Law in Washington, D.C. from 2003 to 2004.

​​Ruth is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, D.C.



Represent private equity and venture capital firms in target acquisitions and asset based financings.
Represent a major global company in its asset acquisitions.
Represent companies in their going private merger transactions and roll-up mergers.
Represent a major Hong Kong based investment fund for all of its U.S. business.
Represent a large hotel organization in connection with a major strategic merger with another hotel organization.
Represent a large private equity fund in acquisitions of distressed assets in bankruptcy proceedings.
Represent a large venture capital fund in the purchases of information technology companies in Silicon Valley.
Represent an energy company in their acquisitions of refineries.
Represent a global trading company in its government contracts related to railroads.


Represent various investment fund sponsors in fund formation and SEC compliance.
Represent domestic special purpose acquisition companies ("SPACs") in their listings of securities on various securities markets.
Represent various Chinese SPAC in their private placements and related resale registration of the common stock.
Represent various investment funds in their capital raising through private placements.
Represent companies in issuing debt securities within the U.S.
Represent companies in Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield debt offerings
Represent various issuers in their Rule 144A offering of convertible notes.


Represented numerous companies in their joint venture arrangements with Asian companies.
Represented a large private equity fund in the formation and establishment of various off-shore joint ventures and strategic alliances.


Advised numerous companies and entrepreneurs in company formations, shareholder agreement constructions, various business transactional agreements, employment agreements, and securities law compliance.


Represented various schools and alumni association in their formation, application with the IRS to obtain a tax exempt status, and ongoing regulatory compliance.
Represented various religious organization, including churches and temples, in their formation, application with the IRS and NY State tax authorities to obtain a tax exempt and ongoing regulatory compliance.

Areas of Practice

  • Broker-Dealer Advisory Service
  • China Practice & International Practice
  • Energy
  • Investment Advisers & Investment Management
  • Joint Ventures, Business Acquisitions & Strategic Alliances
  • Non-for-Profit
  • Start-ups & Emerging Companies
  • Venture Capital, Private Equity & Entrepreneurial Transactions

Bar Admissions

  • Washington, 2007
  • New York, 2005


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 2004
  • Peking University School of Law, Beijing, China
    • LL.B. - 1997
  • University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Japan
    • LL.M. - 2001
  • University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Japan
    • S.J.D.


  • Panelist in the 2005 American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring Meeting
  • Lecturer, Peking University Entrepreneurs Association
  • Lecturer, Columbia University Research Entrepreneurs Conference by Chinese Alumni Alliance
  • Speaker, Chinese Alumni Alliance Entrepreneurs Conference

Honors and Awards

  • Selected as Rising Star by Super Lawyer magazine since 2013, a rating company of outstanding lawyers by Thomson Reuters
  • Selected as one of the Top Attorneys in New York by New York Times Magazine in 2014 and 2015
  • Top 10% Attorneys by Lawyers of Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peking University Alumni Association of Greater New York, Inc., Co-Chairman
  • Chinese University Alumni Alliance, Vice Chairman
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Institute of International Economic Law, Fellow, 2003 - 2004
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Member of Opinion Committee
  • American Bar Association, Member of Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Member of Government Contract Section
  • District of Colombia Bar

Past Employment Positions

  • Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
  • McKee Nelson LLP


  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • French