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Samuel Kim



Samuel Kim is a partner 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.

The Deal Honors Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021

The Deal | May 19, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Sam Kim was named as one of the publication’s “Top Rising Stars” for his exceptional transactional work and his ability to navigate complex dealmaking situations.

People on the move

Crain’s Chicago | February 22, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable executive moves.

CDLB people moves

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 11, 2021

Chicago Intellectual Property partner Brad Taub’s and Corporate partner Sam Kim’s promotions to partner were included in this column of notable legal moves.

Rising Stars: New Partners at Holland & Knight, Nixon Peabody

The Deal | February 10, 2021

Chicago Corporate partner Samuel Kim’s promotion to partner was included in this column of notable executive news.

Contact

Samuel Kim

Partner

Chicago

Phone: 312-977-4646

Los Angeles

Phone: 213-629-6000


University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

University of Southern California Law School, J.D.

California

Illinois

  • The Deal’s “Top Rising Stars” honoree in 2021
  • Illinois Super Lawyers’ Rising Star in 2017 and 2018
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