Karen Kim

Karen Kim

kkim@mhjur.com

Education

  • The University of Chicago, B.A. with Honors in English Language and Literature (2000)
  • Seoul National University, Language Education Institute, Certificate, Korean Language Program and Chinese Character Course (2003)
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2007)
  • Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy (CBLA), Leadership Certificate (2016)

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Karen’s practice focuses on corporate law, real estate matters, trademark law and commercial litigation. She advises architecture firms and architects on complying with state and board requirements and new legislation. Karen also advises cooperatives and condominiums on general matters.

During law school, she interned with Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger of the United States District Court (S.D.N.Y.), the Division of Enforcement at the New York Stock Exchange, the ASPCA, Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP (formerly Yi Cho & Brunstein, LLC) and JCDecaux North America.

Before law school, Karen worked in consulting and in the publishing industry. She also studied at Seoul National University and interned at Bae, Kim & Lee in Seoul, South Korea.

Karen is admitted in New York and New Jersey.

Professional & Community Involvement:

  • Committee on Character and Fitness for the 2nd, 10th, 11th and 13th Judicial Districts
    • Member, February 2017 - Present
  • Lawyers Alliance for New York
    • Pro Bono Attorney for Non-Profit Organizations, February 2017 - Present
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
    • Vice President of Membership, July 2013 - Present
    • Women's Committee, Chair, September 2013 - Present
    • Gala Planning Committee, January 2017 - Present
    • Law Student Scholarship Committee, Chair, April 2015 - Present
    • Mentorship Program, Mentor, October 2012 - Present
    • Pro Bono Clinic, Volunteer Attorney, December 2016 - Present
    • Treasurer, May 2012 - June 2013
    • Member, 2007 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
    • Minorities in the Profession Committee, Member, September 2016 - Present
    • Member, September 2007 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of the State of New York
    • Member, January 2017 - Present
  • Independent Judicial Screening Panel of New York
    • Member, July 2013 - August 2013
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
    • Recording Secretary, February 2013 - February 2014
    • Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, February 2012 - February 2014
    • Trial Advocacy Program (TAP), Co-Organizer, February 2012 - February 2014
    • Mentorship Program, Mentor, September 2012 - Present
    • Member, 2007 - Present
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
    • NAPABA NE Regional Conference Planning Committee, February 2016 - September 2016
    • Member, 2007 - Present
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL)
    • Regional Governor, New York, October 2014 - July 2016
    • IAKL Conference Planning Committee, May 2014 - October 2014
    • Member, 2007 - Present
  • Citizenship Now! Citywide Citizenship Application Assistance Day
    • Volunteer, May 2012