Brian Kim is a Chicago real estate attorney who focuses his practice on representing lenders, real estate investors and developers in structuring, managing and maximizing their returns on their debt and equity real estate investments. Mr. Kim focuses on providing business-driven and practical solutions to effectively address his clients' legal and business needs.

In addition, Mr. Kim is well-versed in advising borrower and lender clients on corporate and financing transactions, including documenting various types of cash-flow and asset-based secured and unsecured credit facilities.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Kim was an associate at multiple international law firms, focusing on the acquisition, disposition, financing and development of all types of commercial real estate properties around the world. He is experienced with conducting due diligence investigations and drafting joint venture agreements, loan and credit documents, purchase and sale agreements, construction and consultant agreements, development agreements and other documents in connection with the acquisition, financing and disposition of commercial properties.


  • UNC School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • North Carolina Law Review
Honors & Awards
  • Corporate/Strategic Deal of the Year, 18th Annual M&A Advisor Awards
  • Children's Program Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, 2016
  • Top 50 Pro Bono Attorney, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, 2016