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Sy Kim (김석영) 변호사는 Cullen and Dykman LLP 법률회사에서 상법,회사법 및 은행관련법 소송 부서의 파트너 (Partner) 입니다. Sy Kim 변호사는 미주 또는 해외에 소재한 회사들에 대한 일반 상담 서비스를 포함하여 고객에게 전략적 비즈니스 컨설팅 및 법률 자문을 제공하여 그 사업이 성장할수있도록 돕고있읍니다.

그는 국제법률회사인 Steptoe and Johnson LLP와 Sheppard Mullin 에서 Korea부서의 총책임자로 근무한 이력을 바탕으로 기업및 상업문제에 대한 경험 특히 기업간 인수합병, 프랜차이즈, 대리점 Dealership 취득, 금융거래에 관한 국내 국제회사법률 및 비지니스 조언을 제공합니다. 이는 작게는 부동산 거래에서부터 기업 문제에서 제기되는 금융관련 대출서비스까지 포함됩니다.

그는 의류, 신발, 운송, 전자, 통신, 중장비 산업, 복잡한 라이센싱, 마케팅, 유통 및 제조 사업에서 일어나는 법률 서비스: 특히 상법, 회사법소송 문제를 해결하여 국제 기업들이 미국에 정착 발전할수있도록 돕고있읍니다.

엔터테인먼트 및 미디어 산업에서도 Sy Kim 변호사는 지역 개발자와의 합작 투자 및 전략적 파트너십을 통해 다양한 라이센스 취득 및 고객을 대표하여 아티스트의 표현 및 콘텐츠 배포 거래에 대한 조언을 제공하고있읍니다.

  • 은행 소송
  • 파산 및 채권자의 권리
  • 상업 계약
  • 상업용 부동산 임대
  • 법인
  • 프랜차이즈
  • 호텔 개발
  • 신탁 및 재산
  • 부동산
  • 인수 합병
  • 비영리 단체
  • 유산상속/신탁


  • 의류
  • 은행업
  • 신발
  • 중장비
  • 해상
  • 운송

Sy Kim is a partner in the firm’s Banking Litigation department. Sy provides strategic business consulting and legal advice to clients, including general counsel services to growing companies. He was previously Special Advisor at Steptoe & Johnson LLP and Chair of the Korea Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin, both international law firms.

Sy has extensive experience in corporate and commercial matters, especially providing legal and business advice to both domestic and international companies with emphasis in acquisitions, franchises, dealerships, and financing transactions. His experience also includes representation of lending institutions in services ranging from real estate transactions to corporate issues. He serves as counsel to a variety of clients in the apparel, footwear, shipping, electronics, telecommunications, and heavy equipment industries, assisting on complex licensing, marketing, distribution, and manufacturing issues. Sy also serves as litigation counsel for many of these companies, including international companies in matters ranging from commercial litigation matters to product liability. He has helped numerous international companies establish a presence in the United States.

In the entertainment and media industry, Sy represents clients in various licensing opportunities, especially in Asia, through joint venture and strategic partnerships with local real estate developers. He provides counsel on artist representation and content distribution deals.

Areas of Concentration:

  • Hotel Development
  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Franchise
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Maritime
  • Transportation

Practice Areas



  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1990
  • B.A., Philosophy, Brandeis University, 1987

Representative Experience

  • Represented a major Asian company in the acquisition of interests in broadcast satellites
  • Represented a major wire manufacturer on products liability issues in Alabama
  • Represented a US company in its licensing of technology in establishing a lottery gaming system in Korea
  • Represented a US company in establishing a gaming system at various race track facilities
  • Represented a major international company in the sale of its real estate holdings in the Northeast
  • Negotiated, structured, and completed first ever acquisition of a major US hospital (Queen of Angels, West Hollywood, CA) by a Korea-based hospital
  • Represented music executives in establishing a new record label in Brooklyn, New York
  • Represented recording artists on various distribution deals, real estate, contracts
  • Represented an Asian company in the US$ 150 million asset purchase of wire manufacturing facilities in the U.S.
  • Represented an activist fund in acquiring shares of a major publicly-traded Korean company
  • Represented a Korean real estate developer in the joint development of a theme park and resort in Korea with a major U.S. motion picture studio
  • Represented a Korean multinational corporation in several US$100 million asset-backed securitization matters
  • Represented former President of Korea in tort claims case in Washington D.C.
  • Represented client in civil fraud action in St. Croix and criminal investigation by the US Attorney General’s Office in ancillary default and fraud claims under SBA loans
  • Represented a multinational corporation in arbitration proceedings involving the termination of an electronics distributor in Colombia, South America
  • Represented a Korean semiconductor manufacturer against a French telecommunications company in a major products liability action
  • Represented a Korean government agency in criminal investigations in Ohio

Professional and Community Activities

  • Visiting Professor, Sungkyunkwan University Law School, 2009-2013
  • Adjunct Graduate Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards

  • One of the first Korean-American judges in the United States, appointed as New Jersey municipal court judge, 1999
  • Vice Chair, New Jersey Asian American Commission, appointed by New Jersey Governor, 2002