John Y. Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Irvine, CA

Ardent Law Group, P.C.
 | 2301 DuPont Dr., Suite 510
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-863-9782
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (50%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Korean
Attorney Profile

Attorney John Y. Kim is a founding partner of the Ardent Law Group, P.C. The firm has offices in Irvine, Los Angeles and Diamond Bar, California, and Mr. Kim serves as a partner in the firm's business transactions group. Through this position, Mr. Kim provides unmatched legal counsel to both public and private companies throughout Orange County and the state of California, for their legal needs involving corporate transactions, general business matters, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate transactions.

Having received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1997, Mr. Kim went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2001. In addition to his approval to practice law in all of California's state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California also admitted him to practice in its courtrooms.

Starting as a transactional attorney at several prestigious law firms in Southern California and continuing through his private practice, Mr. Kim has successfully assisted a diverse range of clients in almost every area of commercial law and business operations. This diverse range of clients includes various manufacturing companies, retailers, hardware and software companies, and real estate developers. Additionally, Mr. Kim has provided assistance and advice to the daily operations of a shopping mall, and he has represented a Chinese-owned hospital system with offering private securities in the United States.

Mr. Kim is fluent in both English and Korean, which enables him to communicate and serve a wide range of clients in their native language. He is also a member of the Orange County Korean American Bar Association and he is a licensed California real estate broker.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business/Corporate (50%): Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate (30%): Landlord/Tenant

Securities & Corporate Finance (20%): Securities Law

Focus Areas

Business/Corporate: Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations

Real Estate: Landlord/Tenant

Securities & Corporate Finance: Securities Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013

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About John Kim

Admitted: 2001, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • OC's Top Lawyers, OC Register Metro Magazine, 2014
  • 10/10 Rating, AVVO, 2014
  • OC's Top Lawyers, OC Register Metro Magazine, 2013
  • OC's Top Lawyers, OC Metro Magazine, 2012
  • OC Metro's OC's Top Lawyers, OC Metro, 2011
  • OC's Top Lawyers, OC Metro Magazine, 2010
  • Orange County's Top Attorneys
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyer Magazine, 2009- 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed as a California Real Estate Broker., 2008
  • California Real Estate Broker's License

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • California
  • Orange County Korean-American Bar Association, Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, OTEFE Foundation, Inc., 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of California at Berkeley, B.A., Political Economy of Industrial Societies, with High Distinction, 1997
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Office Location for John Y. Kim

2301 DuPont Dr.
Suite 510
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-863-9782


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Last Updated: 6/27/2017

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