Phone: 312-881-0001      Address: 518 W 26th Street Chicago, IL 60616

Peter Y. Qiu, Esq. 

Peter Y. QiuA life-long student of American histories and cultures, having worked in both private and public sectors of the American societies and well-versed with American way of thinking, being and behaving, Mr. Qiu has been concentrating his law practice on business litigation involving shareholders or partnership disputes, franchising or business disputes, corporate managements or mismanagements, financial transactions, breach of contracts and/or leases, commercial collections, equity or debt and other monetary or commercial conflicts as well as estate planning. Where appropriate, Mr. Qiu has also successfully liberated his corporate clients from a burden of millions of dollars of debts by bankrupting them in the United States Bankruptcy Courts.

Representing small businesses and entrepreneurs from all over the United States, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other jurisdictions, Mr. Qiu has committed a tremendous amount of his energies, knowhows, and practices into international business transactions ranging from purchase of stocks and assets, including trademarks and other intellectual properties, to the establishment of brand-new entities in the U.S. for his international clients and successfully assisted many foreign investors with their application for immigration via employment-based channels´╝îincluding EB-5 programs, E1/E2 visa, L1 visa, etc.

In litigation, Mr. Qiu has always been vigorously protecting his clients' interests, not only actively pursuing discovery and strongly engaging in all relevant motion practices, but also making his powerful arguments in superb, eloquent, and impeccable English, whether to a jury or judge. In practices other than litigation, Mr. Qiu also analyzes all issues from his clients' perspectives and delivers his legal issues, principles, and analysis with logic, accuracy and clarity in both English and Chinese. As a result, a vast majority of his clients have effectively achieved their goals and expectations by following his directions in risk management, business transactions, settlement of disputes, conclusion of litigation and other professional demands.


Juris Doctor  Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 09/1995-05/1998 
Master of Art (U.S. History) The University of Illinois at Chicago, 01/1988-06/1990
Bachelor of Art (English) Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin Province, China, 09/1978-07/1982

Professional Experiences

05/1999-Present  Principal, Law Offices of Peter Y. Qiu 
01/1996-07/1998 Law Clerk, Freeborn & Peters LLP
01/1991-12/1995 Officer, Illinois Department of Labor
09/1990-06/1991 Instructor (U.S. History), City College of Chicago
06/1988-06/1990 Teaching Assistant, English Department, University of Illinois at Chicago
04/1984-06/1986 Assistant to Chairman, Shenzhen Import & Export Trading Group Corporation
Member of the Bars:
Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Immigration Courts in all 50 States


Office Hours

Monday - Friday:               9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday:                 By Appointment Only

Office Hours

Monday - Friday:    9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday:    By Appointment Only


Phone:  312-881-0001 
Fax:  312-881-0005