Irene Pyun Kim

Irene Pyun Kim

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Irene Pyun Kim focuses her practice on working with real estate investment trusts (REITs), real estate funds and their advisors, and banks in connection with the purchase and sale and financing of commercial properties, as well as the origination, acquisition, structuring, and restructuring of mortgage loans, mezzanine loans, and other subordinate debt financings. Additionally, her practice includes representation of real estate funds in connection with the formation and negotiation of joint ventures.

Irene's practice also includes representation of commercial banks and real estate developers in connection with the origination of construction loans, permanent loans, and multi-phase residential projects.

Concentrations

  • Commercial real estate
  • Real estate financing
  • REITs
  • Acquisitions and dispositions
  • Loan restructuring – mezzanine, mortgage and subordinate debt
  • Joint ventures
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Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation of a national commercial bank in the acquisition and development financing of a multi-residential condominium project in Irvine, California, and the negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mezzanine lender.
  • Representation of a real estate fund in connection with the re-financing of a commercial project in Palo Alto, California.
  • Representation of a large insurance company in the mezzanine financing of a multi-residential apartment project in Dallas County, Texas, and the negotiation of an Intercreditor Agreement with a mortgage lender.
  • Representation of a joint venture of major developers in the acquisition and financing of an office and retail project in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
  • Representation of a joint venture of major developers in the acquisition and financing of a commercial project in downtown Portland, Oregon.
  • Representation of a joint venture of major developers in the acquisition and financing of a mixed-use office and residential project in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Representation of a real estate company in the disposition of an apartment project in Northglen, Colorado.
  • Representation of a national commercial bank in the development financing of a hotel in San Carlos, California.
  • Representation of a REIT in connection with the re-financing of office buildings in San Jose, California.  
  • Representation of a real estate fund in the disposition of office buildings in Sacramento, California.
  • Representation of a national commercial bank in the construction financing of a large multi-residential apartment project in San Diego, California.
  • Representation of a national commercial bank in the construction financing of a mixed-use retail and multi-residential apartment project in Seattle, Washington.
  • Representation of a real estate fund in the disposition of an office building in Portland, Oregon.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017-2018
  • Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, "Law Firm of the Year" in Real Estate Law, 2015
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Real Estate Practice Group of the Year," 2013 and 2015
  • Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, "Top Tier" Firm in Real Estate, 2014
  • Member, Corporate Partnership Committee, CHOC (Children's Hospital of Orange County) 
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Orange County Bar Association
  • Member, State Bar of California

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Southern California Law School
    • Carolyn Craig Franklin Scholar
  • B.A., with high honors, University of California at San Diego
Admissions
  • California