KYZ Law, P.C. focuses on the following areas of law:
- Business Transactions
- Commercial Litigation
- Family Disputes
- International Business Transactions
- Immigration Matters
- Real Estate Property Tax Appeals
Young Kim has practiced corporate, banking and real estate law for over 30 years. His practice has typically consisted of advising businesses, engaging in business planning and handling business transactions, including domestic as well as inward and outward bound international transactions. In addition, he has substantial litigation experience at all levels of the federal and state court system, including one matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Young is licensed in Illinois.
Young has also taught corporate and securities law and international law at Northwestern University School of Law and University of Colorado School of Law. He has been honored as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2007-2012). Further, Young has published and lectured for over fifteen years at the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. For many years, he served on the planning committee of the Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute of Northwestern University School of Law, where he received his J.D. degree.
In activities related to his professional work, Young has served as President of the Asian American Bar Association for two separate terms and as regional Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He has also served on the Board of the Legal Aid Bureau, on the Development of the Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and on the Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Board. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and previously served on the Board of United Charities, on the Board of Barat College and for three separate terms, Chair of the Board of Shimer College, his alma mater.
Jane Kim primarily focuses on litigation in state and federal courts, including commercial litigation in Illinois and Florida courts, as well as family disputes in Illinois.
She has litigated cases in state and federal courts against public and multinational companies. Jane has also handled hundreds of commercial cases using mediation methods of dispute resolution, and is trained in Collaborative Law Disputes. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her Juris Doctor degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. While at John Marshall, Jane was an Executive Board Member of The John Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law. She also studied European Union Law at Magdalen College, Oxford University, England.
Bar Admissions: State of Illinois; State of Florida; U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida; United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; United States Tax Court.
This spring, 2012, Jane had an oral argument in front of a panel of three Judges, including Judge Easterbook, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The case on appeal from the U.S. Tax Court involved a niched and complex income taxation issue that would require the Appellate Court to change the law or interpret the law in favor of the taxpayer. The key issue was whether a 10% penalty tax should be imposed on early distributions from a noncontributory SEP IRA, the source of which funds was from a qualified retirement plan (401(K) account), when the taxpayer falls under the I.R.C. §72(t)(2)(A)(v) exception. Billions of dollars are transferred into and, withdrawn from, IRAs for retirement purposes each year. These funds, upon withdrawal for retirement, are taxed with additional 10% penalty tax. If such withdrawals are made from 401(K)s (and not IRAs), there is no additional 10% penalty tax. Why are IRAs treated differently? This is a trap for the unweary. See, Jane’s letter to Congress.
Jane is a member of the American Bar Association; Florida State Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association; and Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association. She is a member of Judicial Investigation Committee with the Chicago Bar Organization; a mentor in the lawyer-to-lawyer mentoring program sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court; and a member of Pro Bono Attorneys for the Chicago Legal Clinic, Inc..
Jane Kim is also a former volunteer for Chicago Humanities Institute; and, a former volunteer for The Night Ministry- Aiding Vulnerable Adults & Youths. Yes, Jane Kim purchased and made sandwiches and distributed food to homeless at multiple stops made at midnight off the Night Ministry’s Bus.
Jodi B. Green
Of-Counsel attorney to the firm, Jodi Green concentrates her practice in the area of immigration and real estate law. She received her Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and her Juris Doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Jodi is licensed in Florida.
Jodi previously worked for a United States Congressman in the capacity of a congressional liaison. In this capacity, she represented constituents to the Immigration and Naturalization Service as well as the Department of State. She was also an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County Florida where she acted as a litigator on behalf of the People of the State of Florida.
Additionally, Jodi B. Green was chosen by the American Field Service, an international exchange program, to represent her community as a liaison. She lived and studied abroad for one year. Upon her return, she shared her experiences by giving seminars and lectures to community organizations. Visit Jodi Green’s immigration website- www.americanimmigrationattorney.com