Kyung Sam Shinn (“Sam”) represents Korean companies with U.S. interests, and assists U.S. clients with corporate and business planning, real estate, employment and immigration issues. She is an active member of the Korean-American Community and has been instrumental in advising many Korean businesses and U.S. branches of Korean-based companies.
Visa and Immigration
Sam advises clients on various immigration matters including securing non-immigrant (temporary) visas. These include H1B for professionals, L-1 for intracompany transferees, E-2 for treaty investors, and obtaining employment-based immigrant visas with or without labor certification. She also counsels clients on the technical (I-9) requirements of employers hiring immigrants, consulting with clients on the establishment of personnel procedures and manuals and with regularizing the status of foreign employees.
In addition to her Visa and Immigration practice, Sam has served as external general counsel to several privately-held international companies with affiliates in Korea. She advises these clients on lease, employment, tax, estate planning for corporate officers, and general business matters in the U.S. Kyung also serves as external general counsel to multi-national corporations in the technology industries, advising on lease, employment, immigration and general business matters.
Background and Personal
Sam speaks fluent Korean. Prior to joining the firm, she spent two years working in the Seoul, Korea office of Salomon Smith Barney.
Facilitating and assisting a client who granted a license to a Korean joint venture, which venture included interests of a major Korean Jaebul corporation. The project included helping the client understand foreign investment issues and related Korean laws and facilitating all documentation requirements and filings through association with a major Korean law firm.