REAL ESTATE

The world of real estate is an alluring marketplace that many business and individuals seek to break in to. As intriguing as it may be, the legal processes surrounding real estate is anything but enjoyable to some, but not to us. We love it! Whether you’re looking to lease a commercial property, purchase or sell some real estate, or have hopes of developing a plot of land, we can ensure that you and your investment is protected under the law.

COMMERCIAL LEASING

Finding the right space for your business is important. We can assist you with reviewing and negotiating terms of commercial leases. Knowing your rights as a commercial tenant can help you establish a fruitful relationship with your landlord.

PURCHASE & SALE

The purchase and sale of real estate involves a number of legal considerations. Health and safety, environment, liens and encumbrances, and chain of title issues can pose unanticipated risks to buyers and sellers, but can be mitigated and shifted through diligence and negotiations. We can ensure that the contingencies are covered and help bring the real estate transaction to closing.

REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT

Real estate developers face complex regulations and business arrangements regardless of whether you’re dealing with multi-million dollar projects or a single unit. We have expertise in assisting developers through every stage including partnership formation, purchase, construction, sale and divestment, and continuing operations.

If you’re considering investing in real estate, whether on your own for the purpose of flipping one or two properties, or by forming a real estate investment fund that looks for commercial and multi-unit opportunities, we can ensure that your interests are protected and that your stake in the project reflects your expectations.

Pricing & Packages

We strive to make our services affordable and customizable to your needs. Accordingly, we offer alternative fee models in addition to the traditional billable hourly rate. If you have any ideas on an alternative fee model not addressed below, please reach out! We’re all ears and would love to hear your ideas.

STANDARD HOURLY RATES

If you have commitment issues we encourage you to try us out for an hourly rate. Prices vary based on the expertise matter and level of the working attorney.

FIXED MONTHLY PACKAGES

We offer fixed monthly retainer fees so you can control your legal costs. If you exceed your plans allotted hours, we’ll even include a 15% discount of our hourly rates. Monthly retainer models require a 3-month commitment. If your needs exceed 46 hours/month, please inquire to receive a customized package.

FIXED FEE CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS

In certain situations where the scope of services is predictable and manageable, we offer fixed fees for your Corporate Transaction. Please inquire to learn more.

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.

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.

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.