WHO WE ARE​

OUR CLIENTS​

We look for clients who are equally passionate about having a positive impact on the world through their products, crafts, and services. We serve as an integral part of our client’s team and work collaboratively to align our goals, interests, and resources to synergize and maximize our efficiency and impact. We provide our clients with peace of mind so that they can charge forward with their mission.

OUR ATTORNEYS​

We listen to our attorneys’ concerns and desires and find creative ways to provide win-win-win solutions for our clients and our community. We encourage our attorneys to gain an immersive understanding of our clients’ business and operations in order to provide tailored, practical solutions.

OUR COMMUNITIES​

We dedicate a portion of our profits to charitable purposes with an emphasis on empowering entrepreneurs and socially-responsible businesses. We offer pro bono services to those in need of compassion and quality legal advice. We stay active in our communities to understand, empathize, and remind ourselves of our purpose to serve.

meet the team

Ju Y. Park, Esq.

Ju Park

Managing & Founding Partner

David Kim

Partner

Jen Kim

SENIOR COUNSEL

Kristen Lee

Associate Attorney

Interested in Joining the Team?

See Job Opportunities below

PARSUS CAREERS​

Welcome to the Parsus Careers page! We’re always looking for new talent and opportunities and we’ll be posting any open positions to this page. Here you’ll find any positions we’re currently looking to fill.

OFFICE MANAGER​

Parsus LLP is seeking a Full-Time Office Manager with experience managing the daily operations of a business. Duties include managing office operations, performing general clerical tasks, answering calls, and assisting attorneys to ensure that the law firm is running smoothly and efficiently. If you want to be part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references) to info@parsuslaw.com. Please put “Office Manager” as the subject line of your email.

REQUIREMENTS​

  • Super organized;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good interpersonal and customer service skills;
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel;
  • Ability to function a Mac computer and learn web-based software;
  • Be able to type a minimum of 50 words per minute; and
  • Can-do attitude/self-motivated with a natural desire to help!

Preferences

  • College graduate; and
  • Minimum 2 years of experience, preferably at a law office or professional business setting.

Compensation is DOE.

Senior Commercial Transactions Attorney

Parsus LLP is seeking a Part-Time Senior Commercial Transactions Attorney. At Parsus, our mission is to serve and empower our business clients. We accomplish this mission by taking care of our attorneys! We truly believe that healthy and happy attorneys will take better care of our clients. If you want to be part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references), and writing sample to info@parsuslaw.com. Please put “Senior Transactions Attorney” as the subject line of your email.

Job duties

  • Structure, prepare, interpret and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements; and
  • Provide legal advice and transactional support to corporate clients.

Requirements

  • Super organized;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • JD from an accredited law school;
  • Admitted to any state Bar (must be in good standing);
  • In-house or big law firm experience preferred; and
  • Experience in commercial agreements related to intellectual property licensing, distribution channels, software, vendors, licensing, service, joint venture, logistics, consultants and other high tech transactions.

Hours are flexible and remote work option is available.

Compensation is DOE.

Senior M&A Attorney

Parsus LLP is seeking a Part-Time Senior M&A Attorney who can lead and manage M&A transactions. At Parsus, our mission is to serve and empower our business clients. We accomplish this mission by taking care of our attorneys! We truly believe that healthy and happy attorneys will take better care of our clients. If you want to be part of the team, please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 professional references (including your relationship to the references), writing sample, and deal list to info@parsuslaw.com. Please put “M&A Attorney” as the subject line of your email.

Requirements

  • Super organized;
  • Detail-oriented;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent client management skills;
  • Demonstrate an ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • JD from an accredited law school;
  • Admitted to any state Bar (must be in good standing);
  • In-house or big law firm experience preferred; and
  • Experience in leading and managing M&A transactions from start to finish, communicating with clients and advising clients regarding M&A transactions.

Hours are flexible and remote work option is available.

Compensation is DOE.

JAE EN (JEN) KIM  | SENIOR COUNSEL

Jen Kim is Senior Counsel at Parsus LLP. Jen specializes in cross-border M&A, investment and financing transactions. She brings a wealth of cross-border legal experience and cultural knowledge to facilitate multinational clients doing business in Asia and the U.S.

Jen is an English-Korean bilingual corporate attorney who spent the first 8 years of her career at big law firms, initially in the Chicago office of Drinker Biddle & Reath then at Kim & Chang in Seoul, Korea. At Drinker Biddle & Reath, her practice focused on transactional work including M&A, private equity and partnership investments. At Kim & Chang, in addition to transactions, she worked on a broad range of matters for multinational clients in the life sciences, healthcare and chemical industries, serving as the outside general counsel for their operations in South Korea and the broader Asia Pacific region.

Most recently, Jen was in-house at Reckitt Benckiser, a global consumer health company with well-known consumer brands such as Lysol, Mucinex, Air Wick and Enfamil.  At Reckitt Benckiser, she was a member of the senior management team looking after all legal and compliance matters for its Korea and Japan businesses before transitioning to her role in Chicago where she managed the integration of the company’s newly acquired infant formula business and led the North America health business in data privacy matters.

Jen majored in business administration at Ewha Womans University and received her J.D. degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Jen Kim is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois only and is not yet admitted to practice in the State of California.

David Kim | PARTNER

David Kim is a Partner at Parsus LLP.  He specializes in corporate and technology transactions, with an emphasis on intellectual property.  David has represented a variety of clients from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border investment, financing, and licensing.  His clients do business in a range of industries including entertainment, financial services, consumer products, gaming, software, and technology services. 

 

Prior to returning to Parsus LLP, David served as an in-house intellectual property counsel for NBCUniversal, advising on technology and mergers and acquisitions for the various business units of the company.  He assisted the company’s corporate development teams in assessing acquisition targets and negotiated NDAs, vendor service agreements, software and hardware licenses, and trial agreements for experimental and prototype technology.  David was also one of the company’s primary resources on open source software-related matters.    

 

Before joining NBCUniversal, David co-founded and served as a Partner of Parsus LLP, worked as in-house counsel for start-ups, and was an associate at Winston & Strawn, where he represented clients in intellectual property matters including patent assessment and analysis, IP licenses, and various phases of patent and copyright infringement litigation.  At Winston, David also represented clients in general business and securities litigation concerning commercial disputes and business torts.

Kristen Lee
| ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Kristen Lee is an English-Korean bilingual corporate associate attorney at Parsus LLP.  With a background in defending corporate clients in high stakes litigation, Kristen’s current practice is focused on commercial transactions and the various day-to-day legal needs of businesses of all sizes, including business formation, corporate governance, commercial contracts, and mergers and acquisitions.  

In her role at Parsus, Kristen has represented numerous public companies operating in the US including NHN and CJ. Her recent transactions include representing a group of foreign investors in a minority investment of a US software start-up and representing a Korean company acquiring a US digital media company.

EVELYN SHIMAZAKI
| OF COUNSEL

Evelyn Aguilar Shimazaki is Of Counsel at Parsus LLP. Her practice is focused on the representation of technology companies in intellectual property licensing and commercial transactions, including joint development, manufacturing, procurement, strategic alliances, outsourcing and other services arrangements. Prior to joining Parsus LLP, Evelyn was a Senior Counsel at Apple in Cupertino, California for fourteen years. After Apple, she joined Tesla in Palo Alto, California as Chief Counsel and more recently, Oculus VR, a division of Facebook in Menlo Park, California as a Consultant.  

Evelyn is a Founding Board Member of UCLA Law Women LEAD, an Advisory Board Member of the Lowell Milkin Institute of Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law, and a past President and Advisory Board Member of the Philippine American Bar Association of Los Angeles.

Evelyn received her B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and her J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law. A native of the Philippines, Evelyn speaks Tagalog, Spanish and some Japanese.

Ju Y. Park, Esq.
Ju Park
| MANAGING & FOUNDING PARTNER

Ju Park is the Managing and Co-Founding Partner of the Firm, and practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate transactions. She also has considerable experience working with companies as their offsite general counsel in providing practical and cost-effective solutions to their general day-to-day business legal matters.

In the area of securities, Ju has represented issuers and investment banks in initial public offerings, private placements of debt and equity securities, 144A securities offerings, foreign public offerings and private equity transactions. Ju’s experience spans a wide array of clients and industries, including individuals, start-ups and Fortune 500 companies with a presence in the food, cosmetics, sports, entertainment and media, real estate and e-commerce industries. Ju also has experience assisting NYSE and NASDAQ-listed companies with public reporting obligations and general corporate compliance matters.

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Ju has represented both public and private companies on sell-side and buy-side transactions. Ju’s experience in mergers and acquisitions include complex, cross-border deals involving collaboration with foreign counsel in multiple countries.

Before co-founding Parsus, Ju was an attorney in the Hong Kong and Los Angeles offices of Latham & Watkins.