Kenneth K. Yoon heads the tax practice at the firm and also serves on the Management Committee. He has been practicing for 20 years. Prior to joining the firm, he headed the New York tax practice of a large national firm, and over the years he has served as the tax partner in charge in a variety of multi-billion dollar domestic and international matters, including mergers, bankruptcies, IPO’s and financing transactions.
Mr. Yoon also represents technology and emerging companies in such matters as strategic planning, employment and software development agreements, financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Before becoming a lawyer, he had years of experience as a software designer and programmer, systems analyst, and technology consultant. He has co-chaired the Venture Council and served on the Privacy Rights Committee and the CEO and CTO Councils of the New York Software Industry Association.
Mr. Yoon has lectured on taxation and e-commerce at New York University, the International Tax Institute, the Tax Executives Institute, the China Institute, the New York Software Industry Association, and other conferences. He has served on the Tax Committee of the Partnership for New York, and on the Business Tax Committee of the New York City Bar Assocation. He has written and co-written published articles on international taxation, e-commerce, and mergers and acquisitions, including as a contributing author for the Practising Law Institute. He has served for several years on the board of directors of the International Tax Institute, the Asian American Bar Association of New York, the Asian American Law Fund of New York, and the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York. He is a Fellow of American Bar Foundation, and the Center for International Legal Studies.
Mr. Yoon has extensive experience handling the tax aspects of:
Mr. Yoon has a B.A. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, and an MBA with Distinction from NYU Stern School of Business, including a specialization in Finance. He is a member of Mensa, and of Beta Gamma Sigma.