Kathleen E. Kim

Kathleen E. Kim Foreign Lawyer

Kathleen Kim, Esq. is a lawyer (NY/JD), specialised in intellectual property matters, including patents, designs, trademarks, and copyrights, and cross-border transactions. Her main area of practice includes Arts, Entertainment, Contents, Sports, recently focusing on industry with NFT, Artificial Intelligence, VR, blockchain and other relevant technology.

As an art lawyer, especially, she advises private collectors, private art foundations, artists, artist foundations, museums, galleries, and/or art dealers, who seek legal counsel relating to the creation, destruction, purchase, sale, consignment, auction, movement, ownership, financing, loan, authentication, export/import, display, reproduction, insurance, taxation, storage, charitable gifting, and/or theft, restitution, and recovery, of fine art. Also deals with structure, review, negotiate, and draft a wide range of agreements specific to the unique environs of the art world, including art purchase and sale agreements; bills of sale; agreements for the conservation, restoration or repair of art; appraisal agreements; unique art endorsements; licensing agreements; agency agreements; art advisor and consulting agreements; review on approval agreements; auction consignment agreements; private sale consignment agreements; artist/dealer agreements; loan agreements with museums and galleries for exhibition of art; deeds of gifts and promised gift agreements with museums for donation of art and or funds; and agreements for commissions of public and private art, art-tech agreement; art investment and collection management, art institution’s management.

  • Education

    • Temple University Beasley School of Law(Juris Doctor)
    • CHRISTIE’S Education in New York (History of Art and the Art market: Modern and Contemporary)
  • Activity

    • Adjunct Professor at Hongik University (Art and Cultural management MBA)
    • Seoul city cultural policy committee (subcommittee chair of governance)
    • Auditor of Korean Association of Arts Management
    • Legal consultant of Korean Artists Welfare Foundation
    • London Serpentine Gallery Legal Lab R&D platform advisory pane
    • Member of NYSBA Entertainment, Arts, Sports Law Committee and Intellectual Property
    • Member of NYCLA, NYCBAR
  • License

    Admitted to the New York Bar (First Judicial department of Supreme Court of the State of New York)

  • Career

    JC Partners law

  • Publication

    Art law (Hakgojae, 1st edition 2013, 2 edition 2021)

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