Andrea Lucero is a paralegal at our Long Beach Office with over 22 years of experience working in many different legal fields. Andrea is well versed in family law, civil litigation, corporate law, criminal law, and is quickly gaining experience in SKT’s immigration practice. She loves putting her multifaceted talents and years of experience to work for the various needs of our valued clients. Andrea is an integral part of the SKT family.
- National Notary Association
Having lived in Germany for 15 years of her life, Andrea speaks fluent German. She is also a skilled photographer and has been serving as a Notary Public for over 16 years.Read More
Bao Khang Bui (Michelle Bui) is a paralegal at the SKT office in Vietnam. Ms. Bui gained her valuable legal experience during a previous internship with a consulting company and at a law firm before graduation. She earned a Bachelor of Laws at Ho Chi Minh University, where she also received a scholarship for 3 consecutive years directly from the university.
- 2nd Prize in a student scientific research event (2017)
- 3rd Prize in the VMOOT Competition of Vietnam (2017)
Hong Huynh earned her Bachelor of Criminal Law at the University of Law of Ho Chi Minh City, then obtained her Law Practice Certificate from the Vietnam Ministry of Justice. She advises and represents clients on all legal matters relating to domestic enterprises, foreign-invested enterprises, and Vietnamese individuals residing overseas.
- Advising non-local clients and overseas Vietnamese individuals on civil, marital, wills, and trusts matters;
- Consulting and performing all legal services related to the establishment, amendment, dissolution, and bankruptcy of a company;
- Advising and representing corporations in resolving internal corporate issues;
- Providing legal advice to corporations in civil litigation matters, business law, labor law, and administrative law;
- Consulting corporate clients in immigration matters, including submitting their visa applications and obtaining temporary residence cards and work permits; and
- Assisting foreign companies in tax assessment and tax planning.
- Drafting and preparing letters and pleadings;
- Appearing as an authorized representative in various types of legal proceedings;
- Participating as defense counsel in various types of legal proceedings; and
- Negotiating successful settlements for many clients in the course of participation in legal proceedings.
Clients Represented for Business Consulting:
- Toyota Co, Ltd.
- Mekong Auto Co, Ltd.
- Fairy Park – Mekong Co, Ltd.
- Sopet Gas One Co, Ltd.
- Twin Doves Golf Club
- Daewoo Bus Co, Ltd., Korea
- Fei Yueh Co, Ltd. – Nikko Saigon Hotel, Japan
- Ozora Co, Ltd., Japan
- Korea United Pharm Int’l
- Carboline Co, Ltd., Korea – Damages compensation litigation
- Stamford Vietnam Co, Ltd., Singapore – Commodity trading litigation
- City Clinic Co, Ltd., Singapore – Labor litigation
- Ssangyong Engineering & Construction Co, Ltd., – Construction litigation
Kylie Wood joined the SKT family in May 2018 as the Long Beach receptionist. In addition to her receptionist duties, Ms. Wood assists in the organization, maintenance, and closing of our client files. She is also an integral part of SKT’s marketing department where she completes the design and ordering of SKT’s marketing materials, the organization of charity events and company parties, client/attorney outreaches, and trade shows, and much more. She is also responsible for overseeing SKT’s online/social media presence.
Ms. Wood graduated from Los Alamitos High School where she took several classes on fire technology, emergency medical response, and sports medicine. She was yearbook editor in her senior year. Because of her exemplary amount of volunteer hours and service to her community, she was awarded a cord of honor at her graduation.
On a Personal Note:
Ms. Wood grew up in Orange County and moved to Eugene, Oregon to attend college. She lived there for three years, then moved back to Southern California to raise her daughter. She enjoys painting, cooking, as well as being outdoors and sightseeing.Read More
Bart Kaspero is one of Orange Counties Top trial attorneys with an outstanding reputation in litigation. He has successfully tried many complex criminal cases. Mr. Kaspero’s expertise also includes international trade and commerce, crypto-currency, cannabis law matters, and blockchain programming.
Mr. Kaspero attended the University of California in Irvine (UCI) for Clinical Psychology, studying human memory, personality theory, and social dynamics. He graduated with Cum Laude Honors and a Bachelors degree in Clinical Psychology. Shortly after graduating, Mr. Kaspero eagerly accepted an employment offer from E*Trade. After his time with the company, he left and headed for Chapman School of Law in sunny Orange County, California. During his time at Chapman, he clerked for Hon. Judge Ngo T. Nguyen (ret.) in the West Justice Center for the CA Superior Court. Mr. Kaspero interned with the City Attorney’s office for Newport Beach where he earned trademark and copyright certifications.
Mr. Kaspero used his leadership skills and reputable legal skills to manage a consulting firm representing and assisting Vietnamese, Korean, and Chinese owned businesses in obtaining commercial licenses. His scope of work included conditional use permits, general plan amendments, zoning amendments, building code violations, ABC licensing, and many other difficult obstacles faced by international businesses.
Mr. Kaspero’s career began in Riverside County as a state-appointed attorney litigating both felony and misdemeanor cases to verdict. As a result of this job, in just one year led 15+ trials that concluded with full acquittals and hung verdicts for his clients. Mr. Kaspero has been in private practice for the last 12 years.
In 2016, Mr. Kaspero earned special certification in BI/DW from UCI. More specifically, by definition ‘the term Business Intelligence (BI) refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information.’ Doing this eventually led him to develop numerous data mining and analytical tools. He then wrote and published research papers in several journals related to his criminal record privacy and data warehouse knowledge.
Presently, Mr. Kaspero utilizes his expertise in international customs/tariffs laws to navigate compliance, minimize duties owed, and mitigate penalties imposed on importers. Mr. Kaspero’s efforts to guide the firm’s current and potential clients through the cutting-edge and ever-changing world of international trade/innovative businesses are an extremely valuable resource to SKT.
SuperLawyers Magazine Rising Star: 2008, 2009, and 2013 through 2017.
Top 100 Trial Lawyers (NTLA): 2015 through 2018.
Nation’s Top One Percent: 2015 through 2018.
International Technology Law Association, Antitrust, Privacy, Unfair Practices section of the CA state bar, and is involved with the Dean’s Leadership Society of UCI’s award-winning social sciences alumni program.
Celia Flippin is a Paralegal in our Long Beach office. Ms. Flippin graduated from PLATT College, in Cerritos, California, in 1997, receiving an Associates of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies.
She joined SKT in 2017 with over 20 years experience in assisting attorneys in legal matters with a specialization in civil litigation. She has quickly become an invaluable member of the SKT family.