Samuel Kim

Samuel Kim is a senior corporate associate in Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions and private equity in addition to transactional franchise and general corporate matters.

What do you focus on?

Mergers and Acquisitions & Private Equity

I represent private equity firms, strategics and founders in primarily mid-market mergers and acquisitions spanning across a broad range of industries, including technology, media and entertainment, logistics, insurance and fashion. In these transactions, I strive to identify the salient deal points for my clients and to develop creative approaches that protect the interests of my client while accounting for the concerns of the counter-parties.

Transactional Franchise & General Corporate

I represent motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors in their transactional franchise matters, including dealership buy-sells, exercises of ROFRs, dealer appointments and terminations, facility improvement agreements, satellite dealership locations and dealer agreements.

I also represent companies with no, or leanly staffed, legal departments in their commercial agreements and general corporate matters. When working with these companies, I make it a priority to understand the broader context of the industry in which they operate and their business goals, so I can better understand their risk profile and the pressure points in their agreements.

What do you see on the horizon?

I anticipate an increasingly competitive and challenging business and deal environment, and the need for businesses and dealmakers to be agile and creative in closing transactions and generating returns.


Samuel Kim



Phone: 312-977-4646

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

University of Southern California Law School, J.D.



Samuel has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2017 and 2018.

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