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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 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

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Intellectual Property Law, 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, 2014
    • 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, 2007
    • Inductee, University of Florida Hall of Fame, 2007

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