Hee-Jean is a seasoned transactional attorney and businesswoman with a successful track record of advising individuals and businesses of all sizes and across various industries. She delivers strategic and pragmatic legal advice on significant transactions as well as day-to-day business matters. She is a problem-solver, master draftswoman and savvy advocate for her clients. Hee-Jean primarily focuses her practice on small to midsize companies who may require outside general counsel services and outside-the-box thinking. Hee-Jean also regularly counsels high net-worth individuals and their family enterprises.

Hee-Jean started her legal career as an associate at a large international law firm where she focused on cross-border, international and domestic project finance with a focus on the project side of infrastructure development. She also provided commercial and legal advice regarding infrastructure development, renewable energy development, land usufruct and lease issues and government concession work as well as day-to-day commercial operations. More recently, as Senior Corporate Counsel in the M&A, Licensing, Alliance Management & Corporate Affairs department of a large pharmaceutical company, Hee-Jean supported diverse clients ranging from directors to senior executives in the business development and research & development groups on licensing, collaborations and other partnering deals.

Experience

Hee-Jean has significant experience negotiating and drafting various agreements; some examples of agreements include the following:

  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Related Agreements
  • Concession Agreements
  • Operation and Maintenance Agreements
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Vessel Construction Agreements
  • Vessel Charters Agreements

Hee-Jean has participated in pro bono projects ranging from research on women’s health rights in Africa to advising small business owners on commercial real estate matters.

While at her prior law firm, Hee-Jean served on the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as a mentor in various mentoring programs for younger attorneys. She believes in supporting women-owned businesses and in helping those who are under-represented. She particularly enjoys working with mom-and-pop businesses and has most recently been active in assisting small businesses and individuals within her community.

Hee-Jean speaks Korean, Italian and French.

Education

  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 2007
  • B.A., cum laude, Vassar College, 2000, double majors: English and Italian

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • New Jersey