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Joon H. Kim

Joon Kim is a real estate lawyer in the firm’s Seattle office. He represents Fortune 500 companies, asset managers (domestic and foreign), institutional investors, landlords, tenants, lenders, and borrowers on a wide range of matters, including large development projects (e.g., data centers), leasing of office, industrial and retail properties, and permanent and construction loans (e.g., mezzanine, senior and subordinated notes).

He also advises clients with respect to design and construction of development projects. He has experience drafting and negotiating construction, design and other similar agreements. He is familiar with the AIA documents and other industry standard agreements.

Joon also has extensive experience helping clients navigate complex land use and zoning issues associated with large development/redevelopment projects.

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Joon was a real estate lawyer at a Seattle law firm. Previously, he was a lawyer in the real estate department of a national firm in New York City. Prior to law school, Joon was a land use planner for a design/land use consulting firm and for a municipal agency, and worked on public and private real estate development projects.

  • Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trusts Section, Editorial Board 2017 - 2019
  • New York City Bar Association, Land Use, Planning and Zoning Committee, Member 2008 - 2013, Secretary 2013 – 2014
  • Compass Housing Alliance, Board Member 2020
  • United Seattle Bellevue Korean School, Associate Board Member 2019
  • “Energy and Green Building: Low-down on how city will affect high rises” Real Estate Weekly, 31 March 2010
  • "Eminent Domain: The Taking of Private Property for Public Use – An Examination of Recent New York State Decisions in Light of Kelo v. City of New London," The Real Estate Finance Journal, Spring 2010
  • “Third Church: Southern District Interprets Equal Terms Provision of Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000," The Real Estate Finance Journal, Spring 2009
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