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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 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


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
CA Lenders - Which License do you need? CFLL or DRE?
REIT Viability in 2021
IRS Extends Opportunity Zone Fund Benefits in Light of Ongoing Pandemic
Incoming Changes to Federal Securities Exemptions Go Live March 15: 6 Updates to Know
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] Updating Offering Documents
[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] The Fund Manager's Proactive Approach
[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
New Rule Making Brings Changes for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
New Rulemaking Brings Changes for EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program
Changes to EB-5 Program Could Increase Minimum Amount Invested
Changes to EB-5 Program Could Increase Minimum Amount Invested
Cold Storage Heating Up The Real Estate Investment Markets
What You Need To Know About Mortgage Funds
Lenders, Commercial Real Estate Owners, Investors and the California Cannabis Business
Roadblocks Could Derail EB5 Investment
What You Need to Know to Prevent Mortgage Fraud
Trending Solutions: Private REITS


Mid-Year Outlook Recording
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
COVID-19 Opportunity: Invest in Distressed Assets and Unique Gaps in the Private Lending Market
AAPL Emergency COVID-19 Meeting
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