State of Illinois
Member - The Economic Club of Chicago
Past President- Asian American Bar Association
Past Member – Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Committee
Past Board of Trustees- Barat College
Past Member – Chicago Bar Association, Development of the Law Committee
Past Board of Trustees – Legal Aid Society
Past Regional Governor – National Asian American Bar Association
Past Planning Committee – Northwestern University School of Law, Ray Garrett, Jr. Corporate and Securities Law Institute
Past Chair, Board of Trustees – Shimer College
Past Board of Directors - United Charities
Young Kim has practiced corporate, banking and real estate law for over 35 years. His practice has typically consisted of advising businesses, engaging in business planning and handling business transactions, including domestic as well as inward and outward-bound international business transactions. At two prior international law firms, Young was a partner and co-chair of the corporate practice group of one firm, and a partner and chair of the real estate practice group at the other firm. In addition, he has substantial litigation experience at all levels of the federal and state court systems, including one matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Young is licensed in Illinois.
Young has also taught corporate and securities law and international investments at Northwestern University School of Law, as well as advanced contracts, business transactions, government regulation of business, and international business transactions at the University of Colorado School of Law. He has been honored as a Fulbright Senior Specialist (2007-2012) and has taught at the University of Luxembourg, Faculté des Droits et d’Économie et de Finance. His published books include Justice: Classical Foundations and Contemporary Debates (2018), and Justice as Right Actions (2015).
In activities related to his professional work, Young has served on the planning committee of the Northwestern University School of Law’s Corporate Law Institute, and on the Development of Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and previously served on the Board of United Charities, and the Board of the Legal Aid Bureau. He served on the Board of Barat College, and for three separate terms, Chair of the Board of Shimer College. He was President of the Asian American Bar Association for two terms, Regional Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and on the Attorney General’s Asian American Advisory Board.
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS AND OTHER HONORS
Justice: Classical Foundations and Contemporary Disputes (Lexington Books)
Justice as Right Actions (Lexington Books)
Fulbright Senior Specialist – Taught corporate law, jurisprudence and constitutional law
theory at the University of Luxembourg (2009)
International First Amendment Discussion Forum; Host: Faculté de Droit, d’Économie et de Finance, Université du Luxembourg; Presentation: “Rawls and Conflicting Liberties: U.S. and European Models”
Colloquium Series of the University of Colorado School of Law; Host: The Faculty of the University of Colorado School of Law; Presentation: “Dworkin’s Sovereign Virtue: Luck Egalitarianism and the Auction”
International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences; Host: Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain; Presentation: “Does Moral Pluralism Lead Ineluctably to Moral Relativism?”
Chapter Author, “Drafting the Contract for the Purchase and Sale of a Business”
1998, 1996, 1992
Chapter Author, “Leasing Before Construction,” Commercial Landlord Tenant (Ill. Inst. for CLE)
1998, 1996, 1992
Chapter Author, “Defaults and Remedies,” Commercial Landlord Tenant (Ill. Inst. for CLE)
BA | JD | MSc
He received his JD degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law with Dean's List and Senior Honors.