Jason S. Kim

Biography

Jason S. Kim is a deal lawyer. His practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign companies, financial institutions, funds, serial entrepreneurs, and high net worth individuals in corporate and real estate transactions and related financing with special emphasis on cross-border deals.

Jason also served as an Adjunct Professor at USC Gould School of Law from 2009 through 2018 and taught International Business Transactions covering the legal principles and practices involved in private business transactions and movement of goods, services, capital, knowledge, and technology across the boundaries of different nation-states.

Jason is fluent in Korean.

Experience

Corporate

  • Issuer-side representation of a Korean airline in connection with its private placement offering of unsecured bonds – $200 Million.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Investor-side representation of a Korean social, on-line gaming company in its acquisition of controlling interest in a U.S. social, on-line gaming company – $130 Million.
  • Investee-side representation of a company with the largest retail hydrogen network in the world in securing a long-term renewable hydrogen supply with the supplier committing to building the first-ever liquid hydrogen production facility dedicated to the retail hydrogen market - $160 Million.
  • Buy-side representation of branded ready-to-consumer guacamole company in its sale to a NASDAQ-listed fresh food supplier to retailers - $80 Million
  • Buy-side representation of a Korean paper company in its strategic acquisition of U.S. assets – Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a Korean automobile parts and accessories company in its strategic acquisitions of U.S. assets – Deal value confidential.

Hospitality

  • Buy-side representation of a hospitality portfolio company in its purchase of a hotel in Edgewater, New Jersey - Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a hospitality portfolio company in its purchase of a hotel in Sacramento, California - Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese hospitality company in its purchase of a hotel in Danvers, Massachusetts - Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese hospitality company in its purchase of a hotel in Arlington, Texas - Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese hospitality company in its purchase of a hotel in Los Angeles, California - Deal value confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a hospitality portfolio company in its purchase of a hotel in Visalia, California - Deal value confidential. 

Real Estate

  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese automotive company in its purchase of a research and development center – $15.5 Million.
  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese electric vehicle maker in its purchase of a U.S. manufacturing facility – Deal Value Confidential.
  • Buy-side representation of a Chinese real estate investment firm in its purchase of a retail center – $43 Million.
  • Buy-side representation of a Korean real estate investment firm in its purchase of an industrial center – $22 Million.
  • Sell-side representation of a Chinese real estate investment firm in its sale of a retail center – $25 Million.

Financing

  • Lender-side representation of a Chinese commercial bank as administrative agent, lead arranger, syndication agent, and lender in providing multiple credit facilities – $125 Million.
  • Lender-side representation of a Korean commercial bank as administrative agent, lead arranger, syndication agent, and lender in providing a CRE loan – $120 Million.
  • Lender-side representation of a Korean commercial bank as administrative and collateral agent and lender in providing a CRE loan – $68.5 Million.
  • Borrower-side representation of a Korean real estate investment firm in obtaining CRE loans on portfolio of real estate assets – $44 Million.

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Recognitions

  • 2018, “Most Influential Minority Attorney," listed by Los Angeles Business Journal

Affiliations

Memberships

  • International Association of Korean Lawyers
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
Professional Activities
  • 2015, honored by the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California for Pro Bono and Korean Community Service
  • August 2013, selected by the LA Consulate General of the Republic of Korea to serve as the International Business Transactions expert adviser to assist Korean Small and Medium Enterprises investing or doing business in California
  • 2016–2017, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Asian Business Association of Los Angeles
  • Director on the Board of Directors of Asian Business Center
  • Director on the Board of Directors of U.S.-Korea Law Foundation
  • Member of Blank Rome’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Credentials

Admissions

  • California

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA
  • UCLA School of Law, JD