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Tzy-Ying (Sandy) Chiu focuses her practice on technology and intellectual property transactions and strategy. Sandy supports large-scale transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, spin-outs, and licenses, and handles intellectual property risk-management for many public and private companies. She has experience in the licensing and transfer of trademarks, patents, software, know-how, copyrights, and other technology. In addition to technology oriented matters, she also advises clients on open source software issues, copyright protection, brand development as well as trademark use, registration, prosecution, clearance, and enforcement.



  • Represented PWCC Marketplace, LLC, PWCC Services, LLC and PWCC Vault, LLC in connection with their senior secured credit facilities in an amount up to $175 million from WhiteHawk Capital Partners, LP and Wingspire Capital LLC.
  • Represented Carrick Capital Partners in connection with its Series B Investment in Bishop Fox. Bishop Fox provides offensive security solutions ranging from continuous penetration testing, red teaming, and attack surface management to product, cloud and application security assessments.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC and GCM Grosvenor, as joint sponsors, in connection with their acquisition of Hallcon Corporation from Canadian private equity firm Novacap. Hallcon is the leading North American provider of mission-critical transportation services and infrastructure for a broad range of customers including railroads, universities, airports, hospitals and health care systems, public transit, technology and industrial companies, and other large employers seeking custom transportation solutions.
  • Represented Crestview Partners in connection with the acquisition of Emerald EMS, an electronics manufacturing services provider specializing in high-mix, low-volume engineering, design, prototyping, testing, assembly and lifecycle support services for blue-chip original equipment manufacturers across a range of end markets.
  • Represented Sun Capital Partners in its sale of Ames Taping Tools, the nation’s foremost provider of automatic taping and finishing tools and related products to the professional drywall finishing industry.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the sale of StateServ Medical, the leading durable medical equipment (DME) benefit management company supporting hospices and other post-acute care providers in the United States.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with the acquisition of CIVCO Radiotherapy, a global leader of radiotherapy patient positioning and immobilization equipment.
  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Represented an affiliate of Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Boomerang Laboratories, Inc., a manufacturer of liquid products for personal care, household and pharmaceutical use.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of Kirlin Design Build LLC, one of the country’s leading engineering and construction companies, focused on large, complex federal and private sector projects. 
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its sale of Stonewall Kitchen, a leading manufacturer of premium branded specialty food and gift products, including jams, olive oils, bottled sauces, crackers and pancake mixes. 
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC in connection with its acquisition of RHA Health Services, a leading provider of community-based health services focused on individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, behavioral health needs and substance use challenges.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of Guy & O’Neill, Inc., a consumer products company that focuses on private label and contract manufacturing.
  • Law Clerk, Infinite Energy, Inc., Corporate Counsel, 2013-2014
  • Advanced Certified Legal Intern, Juvenile Law Clinic, 2013-2014
  • Extern, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Cooperation Treaty, Summer 2012

Recognition & Leadership

  • Shortlisted, Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America, "Future Leader," 2022
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law, 2022
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Stars,” 2022
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida
    • Immediate Past President, 2020-2021 
    • President, 2019-2020 
    • President-Elect, 2018-2019 
    • Vice President of Membership, 2016-2018
    • Secretary, 2015-2016
  • Mediator, Certified Florida Supreme Court County Court, 2015-2016
  • Leadership Council, Take Stock in Children, Miami-Dade County Chapter
  • Member, Law Alumni Council, University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • United Way of Miami-Dade
    • Young Leader
    • Women's Leadership Council
  • Member, Florida Blue Key
  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Committee Member, Trademark and the Internet
    • Subcommittee, Social Media and Terms of Use
  • Committee Member, Kozyak Minority Mentoring Foundation Fellowship




  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law
    • President, Intellectual Property and Technology Law Association, 2014
    • Member, Journal of Technology Law and Policy , 2012-2014
      • Senior Research Editor, 2013
      • Articles Editor, 2012
  • B.S., Microbiology and Cell Sciences, cum laude, University of Florida
    • Inductee, University of Florida Hall of Fame, 2007

  • New York
  • Florida
  • Texas
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Conversational