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Meet Clark Wu of Bianchi & Brandt in Scottsdale

Today we’d like to introduce you to Clark Wu.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Clark. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
How my story started is not too different from many others; this is an immigrant’s tale. I was born in China. My mother left behind her family and a familiar world to seek a better future for her children in the land of opportunity. We landed in Los Angeles, California, a melting pot of cultures, and California became home. I was six-years-old at the time. I remember being awestruck when we first landed at LAX—the lights, the people, the high rises, the overall grandeur of it all. It was a bit overwhelming for a young child to take it all in at once. But I loved it. I knew I was home.

That said, growing up in California was not always easy. Immigrating to a new land with a foreign tongue and culture comes with various challenges as one might expect. But I am blessed to have made many great friends, many of whom I keep in contact with to this day. They have really helped shape me into the man that I am today. But California would not be home forever—*hint hint, it’s Arizona. I should first explain, however, how I got here. When I first graduated from high school, I was lost. I did not know what I wanted to do in life. This led to a (failed) attempt to major in computer science in college, a major which I quickly left. I then dug deeper within myself and discovered that I wanted to be in a field that helps others. This goal accumulated in a major in political science, which paved the path forward to law. I wanted to practice law because I learned (and believe) that it is a field where even one person can make a difference, whether by effectuating change in the courtroom or in a client’s life. Then I labored tirelessly towards this goal while working full-time after college. My experiences as an immigrant taught me that if you want a piece of the “American Dream,” then you must work hard for it.

I was offered multiple offers to prestigious law schools around the country, including full rides. I ultimately landed at Sandra Day O’ Connor College of Law at ASU, where I graduated amongst the top of my class. After graduation, I thought about moving back to California but ultimately decided to stay. I will admit that Arizona was not a place I had ever envisioned myself to make roots. But the wonderful people I met here, the great friends that I made, and my mentors who supported me each step of the way convinced me otherwise.

Now that Arizona is home, I have started to build my legal practice here at Bianchi & Brandt. I work at an amazing firm with a talented and supportive team that allows me to grow and achieve my goals. We are blessed to have great clients and I am fortunate to be able to help them solve their problems on a daily basis. From an immigrant who could not have gotten to where I am today without the support of so many around me, I am now able to give back and help others. Everything has come full circle.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Life is never easy. Growing up, we did not have much at times. I also experienced loss and learned more about the realities of this world at an earlier age than most kids should, which I did not handle well at times. Looking back, I am a bit surprised by how far I have come. Statistically speaking, I should not have “made it.”

And even now, life likes to throw a curveball every once in a while. After experiencing multiple flareups this year, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was physically handicapped for a significant part of this year, needing a cane to walk or was otherwise immobile. And I am still dealing with these issues to this day. But I truly believe that obstacles are merely stepping stones to personal growth. And I am glad that I overcame the hurdles that I did (with the help of my friends and family). Through these experiences, I was able to mature and become stronger as a person. My only focus now is to be positive. And on a positive note, I am closing on a house in Scottsdale in a few days, which I am beyond excited about!

We’d love to hear more about your practice.
Bianchi & Brandt offers a proven track record of success in cannabis, hemp, real estate, and business transactions and related litigation matters, as well as employment law. In addition, we offer a wide range of general counsel services for individuals, businesses, and corporations, so clients are covered from every legal angle.

What sets us apart from other firms is our adaptability, innovative style, and common-sense risk management approach to the law. We have clients who are international public corporations and small business owners that are just starting out. And we tailor our approach to the specific needs of the client. What we are most proud of is our relationships with our clients. Our clients view us as their trusted advisors, confide in us, and come to us on a daily basis with their problems, no matter how big or small.

How do you define success?
I believe success is relative. Success is not defined by the number in your bank account or how much assets you own. Success is whether you were able to achieve the results that you were aiming for, no matter what that might be.

In my legal practice, success is obtaining the results that best serves my client’s interest. My client’s success is my success. We often tell our clients that “winning” is not always obtaining a judgment in court. “Winning” is obtaining the result that makes the most sense for the client, whether financially or personally. We always strive to be creative and think outside the box to resolve our client’s issues without resorting to costly lawsuits or legal disputes.

Contact Info:

  • Address: 6710 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
  • Website: http://bianchibrandt.com/
  • Phone: 480) 531-1800
  • Email: clark@bianchibrandt.com

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