John Kim | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 John Kim
 John Kim

John Kim

Counsel, New York

T +1 212 819 2566



John Kim is a counsel in White & Case's New York office where his practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate matters. Mr. Kim represents corporate clients, private equity funds and commercial banks in connection with domestic and global mergers, acquisitions and equity investments in a broad range of industries. He also provides general corporate and corporate governance advice.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar


  • JD, University of Chicago Law School
  • BA, Rice University


  • English


Peninsula Gaming Partners, LLC, a closely held company, in the US$1.45 billion sale of its gaming operations to Boyd Gaming Corporation, a regional casino operator.

Hess Corporation in its acquisition of NYSE-AMEX listed American Oil & Gas, Inc. in a transaction valued at approximately US$458.4 million.

Pegasus Capital Advisors in several M&A transactions including: its acquisition of all of the resort and spa management contracts and related intellectual property rights relating to Six Senses and Evason-branded resort and spa properties throughout Asia, the Middle East, the Americas and Europe. The transaction was named Merger & Acquisition Deal of the Year 2012 by HICAP (Hotel Investment Conference: Asia Pacific); and the sale of its portfolio company, Policy Studies, Inc., engaged in the administration of various government health programs, including Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, welfare-to-work programs and child support enforcement, to MAXIMUS, Inc.

Harvest Partners in the acquisition of Bartlett Holdings, Inc.

Sequential Brands Group, Inc., the owner and licensor of a global portfolio of prominent consumer brands, including Heelys, DVS Action Sports, People's Liberation and William Rast, in its acquisition of Brand Matter, LLC, a brand management and licensing company in the apparel and sporting goods industries, including Ellen Tracy and Caribbean Joe.