Jeannie Kim

Jeannie Kim

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Friedman & Springwater LLP
 | 350 Sansome Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-834-3800
Fax: 415-834-1044
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2016, 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Bankruptcy: Business
Attorney Profile

Jeannie Kim practices in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency and commercial transactions.  She has worked extensively with various stakeholders, such as financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, licensors of intellectual property in bankruptcy cases, corporate debtors-in-possession, chapter 11 trustees, and acquirers of distressed assets in all aspects of chapter 11 corporate restructuring, distressed M&A, and litigation matters.  She has represented clients in diverse industries, including technology, commercial leasing, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, consumer products, alternative energy, mining, aviation, and real estate development.

About Jeannie Kim

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Immediate Past President, Orange County Asian American Bar Association (2019-2020); President (2018 - 2019); President-Elect (2017 - 2018); Treasurer (2016 - 2017); Secretary (2015 - 2016); Director (2013 - 2015)., 2019
  • Member, Advisory Board, American Bankruptcy Institute, 27th Annual Southwest Bankruptcy Conference., 2019
  • Co-Chair, Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors’/Debtors’ Rights Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association., 2018
  • Co-Chair, Northern California Network Events Committee, International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation., 2018
  • Member, Appointments Committee, Orange County Bar Association., 2018
  • Member, Education Committee, National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. , 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Attorney Supervisor, University of California, Irvine – School of Law Domestic Violence Clinic., 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Annual Winter Leadership Conference, (December 2018)., Speaker, Should We File It Here or There? Venue Options in Cross-Border Cases , 2018
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, 25th Annual Conference, (September 2017), Panelist, New Kid on the Block, A Comparative Review of Specialized Courts Adjudicating Insolvency and Restructuring Proceedings, 2017
  • Bay Area Bankruptcy Forum, Judges’ Night, (September 2018)., Speaker, The Problems with Cannabis Cases, 2018


  • Represented automotive parts distributor and retailer ($200M+ in sales) in $23M sale of company
  • Represented various creditors and trustees in prosecution and defense of avoidance actions (preferential and/or fraudulent transfer litigation) and creditor claims (analysis and prosecution of hundreds of claims valued, in the aggregate, in excess of $9 million).    
  • Represented potential purchaser of patent portfolio covering 2D-to-3D-film conversion technology, which ultimately sold to 3D-exhibition specialist RealD for $5.45 million.  
  • Represented publicly traded online advertising company ($137.5B in revenue) in $3.15M sale of all asset
  • Represented energy efficiency solutions provider in $4.5M sale of company.  
  • Represented action sports footwear/apparel manufacturer and distributor in $7M sale of company.

Educational Background:

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, 2009
  • Pg.D., University of St. Andrews, 2006
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2002
Office Location for Jeannie Kim

350 Sansome Street
Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94104

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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