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 have represented private equity funds and strategics in primarily mid-market mergers and acquisitions spanning across a broad range of industries, including technology, media and entertainment, fashion and vacation resorts. In these transactions, I strive to identify the salient deal points for clients and to develop approaches that adequately protect against risk while being acceptable to the applicable counter-parties.

Transactional Franchise & General Corporate

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

I also help companies that often have no, or leanly staffed, legal departments with their commercial agreements and general corporate matters. When working with these companies, I make it a priority to understand their business goals and the industry in which they operate, so I can help them achieve their goals in a manner that adequately limits their risk profile.

What do you see on the horizon?

I anticipate an increasingly competitive deal and business environment, and the need for the business and legal parties involved 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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