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

John Kim

Counsel, New York

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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


Representation of 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.

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

Representation of 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.

Representation of Harvest Partners in several M&A transactions, including: its acquisition of Bartlett Holdings, Inc.; and its acquisition of Athletico Physical Therapy, a Chicago-based, clinician-owned physical therapy business.

Representation of 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.

Representation of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON), in the sale of a 45 percent equity interest in its subsidiary, OP Japan Holdings, Ltd., to Itochu Corporation.

Representation of a consortium of institutional bondholders, including Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs, with respect to the Chapter 11 restructuring of Visteon Corporation, one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive parts.

Representation of Tengram Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in acquiring consumer brands and retail companies, in several M&A transactions, including: its acquisition of Earth Treks, Inc., an operator of commercial indoor climbing gyms in Maryland, Virginia and Colorado; its acquisition of the Zanella brand and related operating assets, a leading luxury menswear brand based in Italy; and its investment in Tommie Copper Holdings, Inc., which produces copper infused sportswear and other performance apparel.

Representation of Vaco Holdings, LLC, which offers consulting, contract and direct-hire solutions in the areas of accounting, finance, technology, healthcare, operations and general administration, and Vaco Healthcare LLC, its healthcare IT division, in several acquisitions, including: its acquisition of the assets of Pivot Point Consulting, LLC, a Seattle-based healthcare IT consulting leader providing implementation, optimization, project management, legacy support and strategic advisory services nationwide; its  acquisition of Greythorn, Inc., a specialist technology and healthcare IT recruitment company based in Bellevue, Washington; and its acquisition of the managed services division of Binary Semantics, an India-headquartered software development and systems integration company.

Representation of JANUS et Cie, a premium contemporary outdoor and interior furniture company, in its sale to Haworth, Inc., a privately held global furniture brand company with several iconic Italian design brands in its portfolio, including Cassina, Cappellini and Poltrona Frau.