Contact Young Kim

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 systems, including one matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Young is licensed in Illinois.


Young has also taught corporate and securities law and international investments at Northwestern University School of Law, and advanced contracts, business transactions, government regulation of business, and international business transactions at University of Colorado School of Law. He has been honored as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2007-2012). His books published include Justice: Classical Foundations and Contemporary Debates (2018), and Justice as Right Actions (2015).


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 Boards of Barat College and for three separate terms, Chair of the Board of Shimer College.




State of Illinois


U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including member of the Trial Bar


U.S. Tax Court


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


U.S. Supreme Court




J.D., Northwestern University School of Law. Dean’s List; Concentration in Corporate Law; Senior Honors Thesis: “Employee Appropriation of Business Opportunities”







M.Sc. in Political Theory with Merit, The London School of Economics and Political Science. Dissertation title: “Mill and Raz: Moral Decision-Making”






B.A. with Honors, Shimer College. Concentration in Philosophy and Social Sciences


Member - The Economic Club of Chicago


Past President- Asian American Bar Association


Past Member – Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Committee


Past Board of Trustees- Barat College


Past Member – Chicago Bar Association, Development of the Law Committee


Past Board of Trustees – Legal Aid Society


Past Regional Governor – National Asian American Bar Association


Past Planning Committee – Northwestern University School of Law, Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and     Securities Law Institute


Past Chair, Board of Trustees – Shimer College


Past Board of Directors - United Charities






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