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Yong Hak Kim
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Tel: (212) 931-8702
Fax: (212) 370-7889


Yong Hak Kim

Yong Hak Kim, a member of the Firm, concentrates on strategies, legal research, fact discovery, dispositive and evidentiary motions in complex business litigation.  Areas of focus include contract disputes, mortgage fraud and recovery, business torts, shareholders and partnership disputes, insurance coverage, claims against bankrupt companies, and Customs penalty actions.  In 2008, he successfully briefed in a controversial case (4-3 decision) in the New York Court of Appeals (Tzolis v. Wolff).  Having represented many international trading companies and counseled trade associations, he has extensive knowledge of business transactions including trade financing, licensing agreements, joint ventures, distribution arrangements, and various service contracts.

Mr. Kim authored articles New Information Technology and Copyright Law Principles in the Information Age, 11 ILSA J. Int’l. L. 113 (1987) and International Legal Status of South and North Korea: Two States? (1974) in a journal of a law student association (SESIL) which he helped to organize. He authored treatises about the United States import regulations (1991, 1997).

Mr. Kim received a Bachelor of Law degree from Seoul National University, Korea in 1975 and a J.D. degree from Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University in 1986, where he was an associate editor of the ILSA Journal of Int'l Law.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Kim was partner at Weinstein Smith LLP.  He is admitted to practice in the State of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the United States Court of International Trade.