Kevin Kim is an experienced corporate and securities law attorney with Geraci Law Firm, dedicated to providing reliable and innovative legal solutions. Mr. Kim focuses his practice on real estate matters, focusing on private placements and other alternative investments for private lenders, real estate developers, and other real estate entrepreneurs. His work includes seeing that clients are compliant with the applicable securities laws, structuring strategic partnerships, and creating innovative solutions. Mr. Kim’s securities and corporate practice also includes preparing complex private and public securities offerings for alternative investment platforms for clients throughout the United States and abroad.
Mr. Kim has an extensive background in complex corporate transactions, private placement, and cross-border transactions. He has worked with major multi-national corporations, advising them on matters such as structuring strategic business acquisitions and private equity financing.
Mr. Kim is a passionate attorney who also understands his clients’ business needs and consistently seeks to find innovative solutions to further his clients’ businesses. Mr. Kim is also dedicated to providing effective legal service through effective communication with his clients. As an experienced transactions attorney, Mr. Kim understands the importance of traversing complex transactions and strives to develop innovative and strategic solutions while promoting his clients objectives.
My honeymoon in Maui.
Books currently reading
The Baby Whisperer.
Relax when not working:
Cooking and Binge Watching TV.
Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons
Cooking, Golf, Being Korean.
The Dark Knight, Ode to My Father, The Rock
One of your favorite memories since being at Geraci:
The public debut of “The Gold Chain” at Clique Lounge at the Cosmopolitan on the 2nd day at Captivate 2017.
If you had one wish
What was it about the legal field that drew your interest?
As hackneyed as it may sound, the ability to help people achieve their goals and advocate their interests really resonated with me throughout my life.
What are you most proud of at Geraci?
Being named Partner at the Law Firm.
What banking law or regulation would you like to see changed?
A clear exemption for commercial purpose finance.
If you could go back and change any aspect of your life, which would it be?
I would have decided to study abroad during college.
What wisdom could you offer aspiring attorneys?
Knowledge of the law will only get you so far. Clinical and professional skills including customer service, being detail oriented, and passionate representation of your clients is what will set you apart from others.
Tell us about one of your favorite clients and why you enjoy working with them?
A List Partners Management, LLC: David Owen and his team are always so innovative and creative in their various investment opportunities, while maintaining a compliance focused business approach. It’s been my privilege to work with them.
Who has had the most impact on your career?
My mother. She has pushed me my entire life and is still teaching me the importance of passion, the value of hard work, and the importance of humility. These values have been the cornerstones of my career.
What’s the toughest business decision you’ve ever made?
Deciding to go to law school.
What is your proudest achievement?
My daughter Abigail.
What’s it like working at Geraci?
It’s a bit like working in a circus. Everybody is really talented and very good at what they do, but you can’t help but feel a vibe that everybody’s also a bit of a character.
What was it that drew you to Geraci?
Geraci’s company culture and positive, get the job done attitude is something that really attracted me.
What can we learn from the past in our business?
History repeats itself. Especially in business
- California State Courts and Courts of Appeal, 2009
- Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California – 2009
- University of California, Berkeley, California – 2004
Associations & Memberships
- Korean American Bar Association
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- American Association of Private Lenders, General Counsel
- Representation of several private lenders, mortgage lenders, real estate developers, and other companies in organizing and structuring over $2 billion in private equity and debt offerings.
- Organized, structured, and negotiated the terms of complex business reorganizations using a variety of compensation structures.
- Representation of major multi-national conglomerates exceeding $5 billion in assets under management.