With her skills as a native speaker and first-hand experience of the Korean culture, Soo Yeon Lee is highly sought after as an advisor and advocate. 

Seamless calibrations between US-Korea are required in order to successfully navigate in the US legal system. Soo Yeon Lee brings this very particular language and cultural competency in addition to her unique combination of legal skills. 

South Korea - US



When Soo Yeon Lee represents someone of Korean heritage, whether it is a company, individual, or family, she brings a very particular cultural competency to bear. Korean-American cultural competency is deeper than a language barrier; it is the understanding of how Koreans and Americans think and what that means for communication. It is also about knowing how different the Korean and American legal systems are. Knowing they are different doesn't make them easy to navigate; you have to understand the distinctions and seamlessly calibrate between the two in helping clients navigate the legal system, 

Soo Yeon Lee also wants to serve people like her. With family in South Korea and the U.S., she experiences the same complexities that her clients do. Given her background and experiences in both countries, she can easily see the challenges and opportunities that others may not. 

Client Services 

  • Litigation involving Korean companies or Korean-speaking litigants 

  • Family Office (General Counsel to a US-Korean Family)

  • US Gift and Estate Tax Planning 

  • Pre-Immigration Planning 

  • Significant Transactions Between US-Korea

  • Foreign Account Reporting Compliance

  • Asset Management Considerations

  • Real Estate Investment in the US

  • International Students in the US