Attorney David Kim Accepted Into Centurions Leadership Program

July 30, 2018 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces that partner David J. Kim has been accepted into the class of 2019 Centurions Leadership program. The organization’s mission is “to prepare a representative cross-section of the community's emerging leaders for their role in shaping the future of greater Kansas City.”

According to the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, as a Centurion, Kim will “help explore and have a voice in planning task forces focused on topics like transportation, economic development, the role of nonprofits, and agriculture that will allow [him] to make a difference in [the] community.” Members, who are chosen based on their professional success and community involvement, undergo leadership training and participate in community service projects throughout their time in the program.

Kim has extensive transactional experience representing clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. He counsels business organizations on mergers and acquisitions, strategic business transactions, restructuring, spinoffs, recapitalization and leveraged buyouts. A former business owner and entrepreneur, Kim’s experience also enables him to better serve emerging companies and startups. He works closely with owners and investors on financing transactions, private equity and venture capital investments, and understands the benefits and risks of being a key stakeholder. In addition, he advises on corporate formation and governance, board governance, ownership affairs, risk management and tax law.

In the immigration area of his practice, Kim counsels clients on a wide range of employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters, including students, trainees, professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors and traders, and immigrant investors. He also advises clients on the challenges and opportunities presented by the EB-5 program, including managing the immigration, tax, real estate and securities issues that are an integral part to creating and maintaining successful regional centers and projects.

Kim is also a founding member of the Asian American Bar Association of Kansas City, and a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City.

The Centurions program kicks off on Aug. 8 with a breakfast at Union Station.