Honors and Awards

Jason S. Kim Named a 2023 Leader of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors by Los Angeles Business Journal

Los Angeles Business Journal

Blank Rome partner Jason S. Kim has been named a 2023 Leader of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors by the Los Angeles Business Journal. This marks the second consecutive year Jason has been honored with this recognition. 

This year's honorees include "many of the most notable private equity related professionals in the region" as the "role that private equity investors and advisors play in terms of the business world overall has perhaps never been more important." In the annual supplement, each honoree has a brief profile that highlights details about their careers and recent successes they’ve achieved. 

To view the 2023 Leaders of Influence: Private Equity, Investors & Advisors supplement, please click here.

Jason's honoree profile, as published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, is copied in full below.

Partner, Corporate Law
Blank Rome LLP


Jason Kim, a 30-year deal lawyer, represents domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, funds, serial entrepreneurs, and high net-worth individuals in corporate and real estate transactions and related financing with emphasis on cross-border deals. Kim’s deals in the United States involve foreign buyers, PEs, and banks. Frequently, he is brought into PE transactions as corporate counsel, on the other side of the PEs.

Among Kim’s most significant deals are investee-side representation of a green energy company in raising over $150 million through four rounds of equity financing; issuer-side representation of a Korean airline in the private placement offering of $200 million in unsecured bonds; and investor-side representation of a Korean social, on-line gaming company in acquiring controlling interest in a US social, on-line gaming company for $130 million. A Blank Rome team led by Kim recently represented Welcome Group in its $49 million purchase of Hyatt Place El Segundo.