Our Professional Team

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

Bar Admissions



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

Kevin S. Kim, Esq.


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

Authored Articles

Private Lending 101: Foundational Considerations in Forming a Debt Fund
Corporate Transparency Act: A Comprehensive Guide for Fund Managers in the Era of Enhanced Financial Accountability
Where Are We Headed? Geraci Leadership Is Looking Forward to 2024
Meeting the REIT 100 Investor Test
Private Lending at a Crossroads: Navigating Uncertainty and De-Risking Strategies
Decision Making with REITs in Light of the 199A Sunset Provision
Top Issues to Watch for with Mortgage REITs
Commonly Overlooked Securities Issues in Private Lending
When is a Fund NOT Right for You?
State of the Market of Mortgage Funds in 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
Are Your Borrowers Setting up Their Entities Correctly?
Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Seeks OZ Program Changes
9 Things to Expect in 2022: The Crystal Ball | Presented By the Geraci Partners
Shifting the Paradigm…Again: Capital Strategies in Private Lending
Use Wall Street to Fuel Returns for YOU and YOUR Investors!
A Practical Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions in Private Lending
Dazed and Confused: California Mortgage Licenses
REIT Viability in 2021
IRS Extends Opportunity Zone Fund Benefits in Light of Ongoing Pandemic

Hosted Webinars

Offshore Capital Concerns - A Tactical Guide
Leverage: A Tactical Guide to Lender Finance
Update to the Trend: REITs in 2022
Lender Lounge with Kevin Kim Special Episode: Mid-Year Outlook
Real Estate Capital Markets: Main Street is ON FIRE
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?
Construction Loans and Opportunity Zones: How to Get the Highest Leverage for OZ Projects
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
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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