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Practice Areas

Kim concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, trusts, tax exempt entities (including public charities and private foundations), transfer tax, business succession planning and federal and state regulation of bank trust departments. With the collaboration of her colleagues around the world, she frequently advises clients with international estate and trust issues. She also assists clients in trust and estate litigation matters, working in concert with her litigation colleagues.


Immediately after law school, Kim joined Atlanta-based firm, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy, in the trusts and estates practice. Powell Goldstein later combined with Bryan Cave in 2009. Kim was promoted to partner with Bryan Cave in 2012. Prior to attending law school, Kim worked for seven years for a national sports marketing company.

Professional Memberships

In 2015, Kim was elected a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). Established in 1949, ACTEC is a nonprofit association of more than 2,700 highly-vetted trust and estate lawyers who practice throughout the United States, Canada and the world. ACTEC members are elected by their peers and demonstrate the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors.