What We Do

Transforming the world one company at a time by providing quality, cost-effective legal solutions from competent, compassionate and curious lawyers who love what they do.

Corporate Counsel

Every business decision requires a delicate balance of Risk vs. Reward. We serve as your General Counsel by identifying, managing and taking charge of your company’s Risks so you can focus on growing the Rewards. Our general counsel services include but are not limited to reviewing and negotiating contracts, advice on minimizing industry related risk, maintaining corporate books and records, and providing referrals and managing third-party lawyers.

ENTITY FORMATION & INCORPORATION

ENTITY CONVERSION

ENTITY DISSOLUTIONS & WINDING UP

TERMS OF USE

INCENTIVE PROGRAM TERMS

SAAS AGREEMENTS

PRIVACY POLICIES

VENDOR AGREEMENTS

REFERRAL AGREEMENTS

CONSULTING AGREEMENTS

IP LICENSING AGREEMENTS

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

Corporate Transactions

If you are buying, selling, or investing in a company or if your company is raising funds from investors, restructuring, divesting, or partnering with another company, we can assist you in navigating through the complexities of such transactions with ease. We serve as your Deal Lawyer and Advisor by structuring, negotiating and drafting your deal documents to a successful close so you can quickly move on with operating and growing your business.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

PURCHASE AND SALE OF BUSINESS

CORPORATE FUNDRAISING

BUY-SELL AGREEMENTS

TERM SHEETS AND LETTERS OF INTENT

IP LICENSING AGREEMENTS

CO-PUBLISHING AGREEMENTS

DIRECTOR AND TALENT AGREEMENTS

PRIVATE PLACEMENT MEMORANDA

CONVERTIBLE AND PROMISSORY NOTES

SERIES FUNDING

JOINT VENTURE & INVESTOR AGREEMENTS

SHAREHOLDER AND PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS

ASSET AND STOCK PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

International Transactions

If you are a foreign company or individual investing in or expanding your business into the US market, or vice versa, we can assist you in navigating through the cultural and legal complexities of such transactions.  We serve as your Deal Lawyer and Advisor by structuring, negotiating and drafting your deal documents to a successful close so you can quickly move on with operating and growing your business.

CROSS-BORDER M&A

CROSS-BORDER FINANCING

CROSS-BORDER INVESTMENTS

MULTI-NATIONAL JOINT VENTURES

DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS

MANAGEMENT CONTRACTS

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

DUE DILIGENCE FOR FOREIGN IPOS

US SUBSIDIARY FORMATION FOR FOREIGN ENTITIES

Start Ups

Becoming a start-up is an exciting and sometimes overwhelming time in an entrepreneur’s journey. Exciting in that you are finally putting feet to an idea that is fueled by passion and desire. Overwhelming because not every budding entrepreneur knows how to navigate the legal aspects involved in starting a company. Parsus LLP can help – We love coming alongside individuals to assist them in solidifying their company’s corporate status, filing the necessary paperwork, drafting a legal roadmap, and all the various agreements that come with starting a business.
Entity Formation & Incorporation
Operating Agreement & Bylaws
Shareholder and Partnership Agreements
Strategic Partnership Agreement
Legal Roadmap
Terms of Service & Privacy Policies
Angels, Series & Venture Investment
Crowd-Funding
Private Placement & Offerings
Private Equity Transaction

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.
Real Estate Entity Formation
Joint Venture Agreement
Purchase & Sale Agreement
Assignment Agreement
Development Agreement
Investment
Construction Agreement

Intellectual Property

Protecting your ideas is vital in today’s business environment. Everything from photographs to patented submissions can be copied, cloned, and used. We can arrange Trademark and Copyright applications for you, both here and in foreign markets.
Preliminary Search & Opinion
Trademarks, Patents & Copyrights Registration
Infringement Proceeding
License Agreement
Assignment Agreement
Contractor Services Agreement 
EULAs   

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.