WookSun Hong

Top rated Business & Corporate attorney in Oakland, California

Law Office of WookSun Hong/Bay Area Legal Incubator
WookSun Hong
Law Office of WookSun Hong/Bay Area Legal Incubator

Practice Areas: Business & Corporate, Civil Rights, Real Estate view more

Licensed in California since: 2015

Education: University of San Francisco School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Korean

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024
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Law Office of WookSun Hong/Bay Area Legal Incubator

125 12th St
Suite 100-BALI
Oakland, CA 94607 Phone: 510-368-8538 Email: WookSun Hong

Details

WookSun Hong is part of the Bay Area Legal Incubator, a group of attorneys that provide legal services for mid to low income communities. Their practice areas cover landlord-tenant, employment, immigration, estate planning, real estate, business/corporate law, prisoners’ rights, elder law, education and more.  He graduated from Seoul National University with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He pursued Ph.D. degree in biochemistry before switching to law. He is the recipient of the ACBA’s 2019 Distinguished Service Award for Barrister.  He is a 2019 and 2020, 2022 extraordinary VLSC volunteer, 2023 Volunteer Appreciation Award and a member of ACBA LRS Governing Committee.  He enjoys cycling and wants to travel as many countries as possible in the future. 

He personally handle housing/landlord-tenant cases, residential or commercial; housing discrimination including section 8/income discrimination, gender identity/sexual orientation discrimination, race/national origin discrimination, service/support animal issues.  However, he handles many other aspects of related real estate issues such title dispute, boundary dispute, transaction dispute, etc.  His areas of practice includes Business law (Business contact and entity formation) and estate planning (Trust, Will, Power of attorney).

Practice areas

Business/Corporate, Civil Rights, Real Estate: Consumer, Estate Planning & Probate, Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2015, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.bayarealegalincubator.org/p/3072/wooksun-phil-ho...

Firm News (Newsletters):
  • Survivors of forced or involuntary sterilization while under custody of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation system who underwent ablation of the uterus were denied compensation even though, we believe, they should have been compensated under H&S code section 24210.  My office is assisting them to seek justice., Survivors from California’s Period of Forced Sterilization Denied Reparations, Minority Women
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • 2016-current.  Community Legal Assistance Saturday Clinic by Alameda County Bar Association, first Saturday of every month - 
  • Commercial Eviction Defense, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco, CA                            , 2020
  • 2020-current.  Property Transfer Clinic, Alameda county
Representative Clients:
  • residential tenants and small business commercial tenants
  • racial minority clients for housing discrimination
  • small business owners in need of contract or contract dispute
  • Transgender or nonbinary clients for housing discrimination 
Educational Background:
  • Seoul National University,  Seoul,  South Korea, 1989
Honors/Awards:
  • Certificate of Appreciation, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2016
  • Extraordinary Volunteer, Alameda County Bar Association, Legal Access Alameda, 2022
  • For outstanding service providing pro bono services to those in need as a volunteer for Legal Service Alameda, Certificate of Appreciation, Legal Access Alameda, 2022
  • Presenting an MCLE Training in 2022, Volunteer Appreciation Award, ALRP, 2023
  • Accepting five or more referrals in 2022, Volunteer Appreciation Award, ALRP, 2023
  • 2015 Pro Bono Publico Award, Gold Level, University of San Francisco, School of Law, 2015
  • Outstanding Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services Corp. of Alameda County Bar Association, 2019
  • ACBA Distinguished Service Award for a Barrister, Alameda County Bar Assoc, 2019
  • Outstanding Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services Corp. of Alameda County Bar Association, 2018
Transactions:
  • Commercial Lease negotiation, 2022
  • Commercial Building Purchase Negotiation, 2023
  • Commercial Lease Negotiation, 2023
  • partnership agreement, 2022
  • purchase contract for small business owners lease preparation and/or negotiation for business owners Lease renegotiation for small business owners, 2020
  • Lease/Purchase negotiation/agreement, 2021
  • conversion of small business from self-employment  to corporation, 2021
  • Commercial Lease assignment, 2021
  • Buyout agreement, corporation, 2021
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Defense: Dismissal with prejudice - Breach of Contract, 2023
  • Settlement - Business contract, 2024
  • Judgment - Wrongful eviction, housing discrimination, 2024
  • settlement - housing discrimination/retaliation, 2023
  • settlement - Section 8 housing discrimination, 2023
  • Verdict - gender identity discrimination/misgendering including punitive damages, 2023
  • Settlement - harassment, 2022
  • Settlement - Wrongful Eviction, 2023
  • Commercial Building purchase/contract negotiation, 2023
  • real estate purchase dispute, 2022
  • Settlement - breach of contract for business purchase, 2022
  • Settlement - Housing Discrimination, 2022
  • Ellis Act eviction settlement, 2022
  • Constructive eviction, 2021
  • Housing discrimination based on disability, familial status, source of income., 2021
  • Retaliatory Eviction, 2017
  • Wrongful Eviction, 2020
  • wrongful eviction, 2016
  • Housing discrimination based on source of  income (section  8), 2021
  • Housing discrimination based on race, income source or disability, 2021
  • Housing defects/habitability violations, 2021
  • Quite title, 2020
  • Housing discrimination based on gender identity, 2020
  • Housing discrimination based on race and disability for a couple - settlement for $200,000, 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Chair, Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Governing Committe, 2024
  • Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Governing Committee, vice chair, 2023
  • Alameda County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Governing Committee

Office location for WookSun Hong

125 12th St
Suite 100-BALI
Oakland, CA 94607

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2024

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