Ling W. Kong

Biography

Overview

Ling Kong is a corporate lawyer counseling emerging growth technology clients. Ling advises public and private companies, private equity and venture capital funds, entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors, and founders. His practice encompasses corporate transactions and financings, including venture capital and equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, stock and asset purchases and sales, joint ventures, restructuring, and recapitalizations. Ling’s clients operate in science-driven industries such as technology, higher education, life sciences, and real estate technology.

Ling is known as a strategic business advisor, standing out for his ability to map potential legal challenges that emerging growth companies may encounter when pursuing business goals. He works closely with clients to understand their aspirations so that he may align thoughtful legal strategies that mitigate potential risks. Frequently serving as outside general counsel to emerging growth companies, Ling facilitates connections to colleagues across various legal fields to implement important protective measures for his clients’ varied business needs.

As a trusted advisor to institutional investors, Ling provides insightful advice for completing venture capital financing and equity financing transactions. Whether negotiating term sheets, analyzing capitalization tables and financial projections, or completing complex transactions, Ling demonstrates a strong aptitude for the intricate financial details while also displaying a genuine and personal interest in achieving overall business objectives.

Prior to joining the firm, Ling gained invaluable experience at a prominent Am Law 100 U.S. law firm handling large-scale M&A deals with sophisticated cross-border elements. Over the course of his career, Ling’s practice shifted to include financing advice for emerging growth companies in high growth technology fields such as life sciences and real estate technology.

Affiliations

  • Prime Produce Limited (non-profit startup incubator), Board of Directors
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association, Board of Directors

Languages

  • Mandarin

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D., 2010)
  • Columbia College, Columbia University  (B.A., 2005)