Susie Kim is a Partner in the Immigration and International Law Practices of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Ms. Kim represents multi-national companies and their subsidiaries in complex business immigration and serves as advisor to many of her business clients in a wide range of legal matters that arise during the course of international business establishment, cross-border entry and growth in the United States.
Ms. Kim advises business clients ranging from International Fortune 500 companies to small and mid-size start-ups in all aspects of representing global entrepreneurs, investors and employers in connection with the temporary employment of professionals, executives and intra-company transfers. Ms. Kim also has significant experience in representing international artists, athletes, entertainers, musicians, scientists and researchers entering the United States for professional work, events and performances.
In addition to her business clients, as more individuals have become subject to international tax laws which require sophisticated asset management plans in a multi-jurisdictional context on a global scale, Ms. Kim also has particular experience in advising on issues that are uniquely relevant to high net-worth individuals, multinational families with US citizen and non-citizen family members with property and assets in more than one country. Ms. Kim has many years of experience regularly advising and guiding her clients as their trusted legal advisor through the varied and ever-changing landscape of immigration, pre- and post-acquisition of green card, expatriation, international tax and estate planning matters and concerns of closely-held (and often family controlled) multinational businesses and their owners.
Ms. Kim speaks regularly at seminars and conferences on business immigration and cross-border issues for various Korean trade associations including the Korean Chamber of Commerce, Korean Trade-Investment Promotion Agency and International Association of Korean Lawyers. Ms. Kim has been on Korean radio programs on immigration law as a regular guest host on Radio Korea New York (1994-2005) and on Korean Christian Broadcasting Radio (“KCBN”) (2007-Present).
Ms. Kim obtained her B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College in Accounting and her J.D. from New York Law School.
New York State Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
International Association of Korean Lawyers
Retained Advisory Counsel, the Korean Consulate General in New York (2010 – Present)
Overseas Board of Directors, the International Association of Korean Lawyers (“IAKL”) (2009– 2015)