John Lim is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Lim, LimNexus LLP, a leading minority-owned corporate boutique firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. As a corporate lawyer since 1982, John has represented clients including Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, financial institutions, governmental entities, private equity funds, commercial developers and institutional investors in all facets of corporate, real estate and financing transactions. John has handled a broad range of sophisticated transactions encompassing major commercial projects, complex real estate loans, asset-based loans, syndicated loans, securitized debts, EB-5 equity and debt transactions and other creative financing deals involving cutting-edge technology. In addition, he regularly advises emerging high tech ventures as outside general counsel.
John, a 1982 graduate of University of California, Hastings College of the Law, has been selected as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” numerous times. He has received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California and the Community Leadership Award from Korean American Bar Association of Southern California. John serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations including the Council of Korean Americans, the California Bar Foundation, the Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles and the UC Hastings Foundation.
Grounded in his firm conviction to further equal opportunity and equal access to justice, John actively supports various public interest law groups that serve the disadvantaged and marginalized. In addition, John and his partners provide scholarships to diverse law students through the LimNexus Foundation.