Yi Sun Kim
(818) 382-6200 Ext. 110
Yi Sun Kim is a Partner with Greenberg & Bass and practices in the areas of bankruptcy, business litigation and business transactions.
Ms. Kim handles all aspects of a bankruptcy case, representing individual and corporate debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11, trustees, and creditors. She also pursues and defends against litigation matters that arise in bankruptcy, including objections to discharge, fraud actions, and preference or avoidance actions.
Ms. Kim assists new and expanding businesses by forming corporations and LLCs; drafting and reviewing operating agreements, business forms, and purchase, licensing, consulting and lease agreements; registering and protecting intellectual property rights; and facilitating credit and loan transactions, including negotiating credit agreements and completing due diligence requirements.
When issues arise during the course of a client’s business, Ms. Kim works with the client to resolve or litigate the disputes, including breach of contract, fraud and infringement actions. Ms. Kim litigates in state and federal courts, as well as administrative proceedings where she represents health care providers with respect to reimbursement litigation and interhospital agreement disputes.
Super Lawyers magazine has selected Ms. Kim as a Rising Star every year since 2013 for her work in the areas of Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, and Business/Corporate. She received the 2013 Women in Business Rising Star award from the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. In 2015, she was the recipient of Public Counsel’s prestigious Lasarow Award for her outstanding pro bono service and the President’s Award from the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. She currently serves as President of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association.
Education and Honors
B.A., Wellesley College, 2002
J.D., Loyola Law School, 2007
Articles Editor, Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 2006-07
Study Abroad Program, Hong Kong University (law school)
Study Abroad Program, University College London (undergraduate)
State of California
US District Courts, Central District of California
Professional and Community Activities
- President, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- 2015 President’s Award, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- 2015 Lasarow Award for outstanding pro bono service, San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- 2013 Women In Business Rising Star Award, San Fernando Valley Business Journal
- 2013 – 2016 Southern California Rising Stars, Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine
- California Bar Association
- The Exchange Los Angeles
- Valley Bar Network
- Valley Bar Mediation Clinic
- Women to Women LA (W2W)
Publications and Posts
“The Fork in the Road: Meet Incoming SFVBA President Yi Sun Kim,” Valley Lawyer Magazine, September 2018
“The Path to Partner,” Southern California Professional, June 2017
“Rising Stars of the Valley Legal Community”, Valley Lawyer Magazine, November 2013