The San Diego-based law firm of Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek announces that Kristina S. Kim has joined the firm’s Business Department as of counsel.
Kim’s practice focuses on international and cross border investment, trade, tax and corporate matters, with special attention to compliance with regulations regarding supply chain security, customs documentations, tariffs and duties, international trade agreements, including CTPAT; ISA; free trade zone matters; focused assessments; antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and administrative reviews; trade benefits; seizures; detentions; and notices of action. Kim has represented clients before the Department of State, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and US Customs and Border Protection.
Prior to joining SCMV, Kim worked as general counsel for Samsung International, Inc. and Samsung Mexicana, S.A. de C.V, where she headed the legal departments in the US and Mexico, overseeing all legal affairs including international trade, business transactions and litigation. While at Samsung, Kim also oversaw the Government, Public and Trade Relations Department, the Mexico Public Affairs Team and the Compliance Department, while serving as Chief Compliance Officer.
Kim has been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Korean-Mexican Maquiladora Association, the National Chamber of Electronic and Telecommunication Industry and the Association of Mexico Manufacturers and Exportation Industry. She is also a member of South County EDC, San Diego Regional EDC and Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce.
Kim received her J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara.
She is tri-lingual, fluent in English, Spanish and Korean.
About Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
Founded in 1948, Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek is dedicated to excellent client service while providing a full range of business and litigation legal services. A mid-sized firm with nearly 50 attorneys, located in downtown San Diego’s Symphony Towers, Seltzer Caplan is ideally positioned to deliver the highest quality service to clients, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue.
The firm’s diverse areas of practice include: Appellate, Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions, Complex Trial Litigation, Corporate and Business, ERISA & Employee Benefits, Estate Planning and Taxation, Family, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Land Use and Environmental, Professional Liability, Real Property Transactions and Litigation and Specialized Criminal Defense.
SCMV’s clients are large national and international firms, mid-size companies and small business enterprises. They include families and individuals, financial institutions, commercial and residential real estate developers, manufacturers, hotel owners and operators, major retailers, contractors, architects and other professionals, including accountants and attorneys.
For more information, please visit www.scmv.com