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Kevin S. Kim, Esq.


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J.D. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
B.A. University of California, Berkeley


Kevin Kim Geraci Law Firm

Kevin S. Kim, Esq.


Kevin S. Kim, Esq.


Areas of Practice

Mortgage Licensing
Securities Law
Private Placements & Crowdfunding
Fund Formation for Mortgage and Real Estate
Syndications for Mortgage and Real Estate
Corporate Law
Private Lending Industry Expert
Institutional Capital Markets


Kevin Kim leads Geraci LLP’s corporate & securities practice. His expertise lies in fund formation, private placements, and other securities offerings for private lenders, real estate developers and investors of all sizes. Kevin and his team have advised and prepared hundreds of securities offerings including mortgage funds, structured debt offerings, real estate syndications, crowdfunding offerings, EB-5 projects, and Qualified Opportunity Funds. Kevin passion lies in serving his clients as a pragmatic advisor focusing on real world solutions.

Kevin is also a nationally recognized expert in mortgage fund formation. Kevin is the lead instructor for the American Association of Private Lender’s Certified Fund Manager courses, where he teaches mortgage fund managers throughout the United States on fund management and securities laws.

Kevin hosts the podcast Lender Lounge with Kevin Kim, where he interviews industry leaders, friends, and colleagues in the private lending space to learn what makes them tick.


  • 2019 Southern California Rising Star
  • Top 25 Corporate Attorney by EB-5 Investors Magazine

Associations & Memberships

  • American Association of Private Lenders, General Counsel
  • Arizona Private Lenders Association, Board of Directors
  • California Mortgage Association
  • Forbes Business Council


Commonly Overlooked Securities Issues in Private Lending
Commonly Overlooked Securities Issues in Private Lending
When is a Fund NOT Right for You
When is a Fund NOT Right for You?
State of the Market of Mortgage Funds in 2023
State of the Market of Mortgage Funds in 2023
Crystal Ball Predictions for 2023
Crystal Ball Predictions for 2023
5 Common Pitfalls In Managing A Fund
Updating Your Offering Documents
The Fund Manager's Proactive Approach
Securities Laws: Raising Capital in Real Estate LEGALLY
Funds: The Path to a Lasting Private Lending Business
Corporate & Securities team
Are Your Borrowers Setting up Their Entities Correctly?
Corporate attorneys
Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Seeks OZ Program Changes
Real estate developers
9 Things to Expect in 2022: The Crystal Ball | Presented By the Geraci Partners
licensing services
Shifting the Paradigm…Again: Capital Strategies in Private Lending
real estate professionals
Use Wall Street to Fuel Returns for YOU and YOUR Investors!
commercial lenders
A Practical Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions in Private Lending
Dazed and Confused: California Mortgage Licenses
CA Lenders
CA Lenders - Which License do you need? CFLL or DRE?
REIT Viability
REIT Viability in 2021
IRS Opportunity Zone
IRS Extends Opportunity Zone Fund Benefits in Light of Ongoing Pandemic
Federal Securities
Incoming Changes to Federal Securities Exemptions Go Live March 15: 6 Updates to Know
The Great Suburban Migration
The Great Suburban Migration of 2020 and Its Effect on Private Lenders
2021 Private Lending Outlook
SEC Upgrades Accredited Investor Definition—What Impact Will it Have?
Private Lending: Issues for Offshore Investors
5 Advantages of a Mortgage Pool
Hypothecations and Participations: Securities Exemptions in Private Lending
Current State of the Market: Capital Markets and SFR for Private Lenders
Exploring Fiduciary Duties
Mythbusting: Common Myths Regarding Mortgage REITs for Private Lenders
A Step-by-Step Guide for Registering and Trademarking Your Brand
The Importance of Trademark Protection for Financial Service Entities
Are Opportunity Zones Worth the Hype?
Update on Changes Affecting Qualified Opportunity Funds
[COVID-19] Keeping Company Records
[COVID-19] Top 5 Dangers for Mortgage Funds During an Economic Crisis
[COVID-19] Mergers and Acquisitions
[COVID-19] California Finance Lenders: How to Remain in Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic
[COVID-19] What is a Side Letter?
[COVID-19] Risk Factors Related to Mortgage and Non-Performing Loan Funds
[COVID-19] Special Issues for Mortgage REITs during COVID-19 Outbreak
[COVID-19] Prevent a Run on the Fund: Suspending Redemptions to Preserve Capital
SubREIT vs. REIT Conversions: A Practical Discussion
SEC Requests Public’s Input Regarding Accredited Investor Definition Changes
The Effect of Rent Control Policies on Apartment REITs
In What State Should I Form My Company?
California Partisanship Stalls Opportunity Zone Investment
EB-5 Investors Rush to Get in before Pending Changes Take Effect
Summary of Changes Affecting Qualified Opportunity Funds
Private Equity Firms Converting to C-Corp with Huge Upside
Compliance Issues Surrounding Redeployment of EB-5 Funds
Compliance Issues Surrounding Redeployment of EB-5 Funds


private topics
Update to the Trend: REITs in 2022
Geraci attorneys
Lender Lounge with Kevin Kim Special Episode: Mid-Year Outlook
legal topic
Real Estate Capital Markets: Main Street is ON FIRE
lending businesses
Oh, California: A Guide to DRE and DFPI Licensing, Usury, Loan Sales, and Daily Compliance
REITs and Tax Deductions in 2021: What’s to Come?
Expert Attorneys
Construction Loans and Opportunity Zones: How to Get the Highest Leverage for OZ Projects
lending businesses
Private Lenders' Insight into the Marketplace – Part 2
REITs in Private Lending: An Honest Discussion
Best Practices for Funds, Fund Managers, and Lenders during the COVID-19 Crisis
AAPL’s Emergency COVID-19 Virtual Meeting on Forbearance Best Pracitices
AAPL's Emergency COVID-19 Virtual Meeting on Forbearance Best Pracitices
COVID-19 Opportunity: Invest in Distressed Assets and Unique Gaps in the Private Lending Market
AAPL Emergency COVID-19 Meeting
The Key Elements of a Compliant Mortgage Fund and a Successful Pitch Deck
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