Special Announcements

May 11, 2016

KALAGNY's Brand New New Jersey Committee Meeting is Tomorrow - May 12, 2016

KALAGNY is excited to launch a New Jersey Committee, which will host a spring happy hour on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at Crown Restaurant and Lounge at 243 Broad Avenue, Palisades Park, NJ.  Please join us and meet other members who live and/or work in New Jersey.  Limited open bar will be served until 7:30 p.m.  If you are coming from Manhattan, New Jersey Transit Bus Lines 166 and 751 stop in front of the restaurant.  To RSVP, click here

KALAGNY Presents "Giving Back: Volunteering and Careers in Non-Profit Law" - May 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM - RSVP Link Included

How do you give back?  Are you thinking of volunteering? Do you want to work for a non-profit?  Centered on increasing participation and creating a pipeline of Korean-American leaders in the non-profit and public service sector, this panel brings together inspiring Korean-American leaders from varying backgrounds and experiences who are making a difference in unique ways.  The panelists will address topics which include careers in non-profits and foundations, serving the community through pro-bono work, and the impact of Korean-American professionals in the non-profit law and public service.  The event will begin at 6:30 PM at Kobre & Kim LLP at 800 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022, with a reception, followed by a panel discussion, and more networking.  

Light dinner and drinks to be served.  Thanks to our sponsor and friend, Kobre & Kim LLP.

Please RSVP here.  


  • Eugena Oh, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Governance Officer, The National "I Have a Dream" Foundation


  • Song Kim, Staff Attorney, Anti-Trafficking Initiative, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • E. Grace Park, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Grace H. Shim, Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action

**Celebratory remarks will be made after the programming to recognize Grace Shim's contributions to our community, and to wish her a bright future, as she steps down from her role as Executive Director of MinKwon.  Ms. Shim will move to California this summer.**

Register Now for KALAGNY's 30th Anniversary Gala - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (Final Deadline for Ads is Next Wednesday)

Don't forget to register for our 30th Anniversary Gala at Capitale in the Bowery on Wednesday, June 8, 2016.  Please click here to view the official invitation.  Click here to register for the event.  Want to learn more about what KALAGNY has been up to over the past year?  Please click here to see ourYear in Review.

To our generous sponsors, please note our final ad submission deadline of May 18, 2016.  Click here to submit your ad if you are a table or ad sponsor.   Ads fully conforming with our specifications (see last page) must be received by our gala committee no later the deadline for inclusion in our booklet.  You may also or to upload your guest list at the same link by May 27, 2016.

We are also pleased to announce the evening's honoree.

Keynote Honoree

Honorable Doris Ling-Cohan

Justice of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Term, First Department

Trailblazer Honoree

 Photo (c) AABANY. Photo credit: Corky Lee 

Austin K. So, Esq.

Division General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Heraeus Incorporated

Public Service Honoree


Ambassador Gheewhan Kim

Consul General of the Republic of Korea in New York

This year's theme is "Halfway to Hwangab: Celebrating the Past 30 Years and the Next 30 Years to Come."  “Hwangab” is a Korean word that denotes the celebration of one’s 60th birthday and is considered the most important birthday milestone.  Traditionally in East Asian cultures, reaching one's 60th year of life was a significant accomplishment and cause for rejoicing in longevity.  In KALAGNY's 30th year, our “halfway” point, we honor our past and present leaders and members for their founding efforts, sacrifices and transformative contributions that have made us the flourishing organization we are today.  Together, we look forward to another exciting period of growth, service to the community, and collaboration across generations of Korean-American attorneys and diverse colleagues.

Yours truly,

2016 KALAGNY Gala Committee Co-Chairs


Sung W. Kim and David S. Sohn

KALAGNY's Long Island Committee to Host An Event in Queens - Thursday, May 19, 2016 

KALAGNY's Long Island Committee will host its next event in Queens.  We welcome anyone who lives or work in Long Island/Queens to sign up here.  Please save the date for our next event, which will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2016.  Details TBD!

KALAGNY Presents “What Transactional Professionals Need to Know About Financial Statements” -  May 24, 2016


Learn about the financial statements in an exciting program targeted at transactional professionals, and those wishing to increase their understanding of financial statements generally.   Topics will include the following:

  • Accounting Due Diligence and Quality of Earnings Report
  • Purchase Price Calculations
  • Earn-outs and Working Capital Adjustments in M&A transactions
  • Financial Statements Representations 

In addition, meet members from the Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals.  The program will be held at Newman Ferrara LLP, 1250 Broadway, 27th Floor,  New York, NY 10001 and will begin at 6:30 PM.   Please RSVP here, or see the event flyer here.



  • Registration and Networking: 6:30pm to 7:00pm
  • Presentation and Q&A: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Networking:  8:00pm to 9:00pm


  • The Asian Association of Alternative Investment Professionals
  • Newman Ferrara, LLP

Save the Date!  Meet a Real Estate Developer and Visit Sky Garage Condominiums (Unique Residences with Parking Spots "in the Sky") - June 28, 2016

The real estate sub-committee presents a special field trip to a very unique residential development.  You will not want to miss the opportunity to hear from real estate developer and attorney, Margarette Lee, principle of YoungWoo & Associates, LLCon Tuesday, June 28th at 6:30 PM.   KALAGNY will meet and tour their Sky Garage Condominiums, located at 200 11th Avenue.  The New York Post describes one unit as follows: 

A handful of celebs including Robert Pattinson and Lady Gaga have been seen touring this $20 million, three-bedroom, 3½-bath, 3,598-square-foot penthouse at 200 11th Avenue. The building, which is also home to Nicole Kidman, is famous for a very unique feature: each apartment comes with a parking spot and residents have access to a special car elevator that takes them to a "sky garage" on their floor. How's that for paparazzi-proof?

See a video here for more information.  This event is coordinated in partnership with the New York County Lawyers' Association.  Seating is limited so please RSVP through Kristin Leigh Jordan, chair of our real estate sub-committee to our Tax and Corporate Committee, at  kjordan@nfllp.comno later than June 15th.

Join AABANY and KALAGNY at a Getting Into the Judiciary Bootcamp: Road to the Bench - Endorsements

This insightful workshop will be held on May 16, 2016 from 6- 8 PM at Lee Anav Chung White & Kim LLP
156 Fifth Avenue, New York 10010.   If you are interested, please register here.

Meet Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator Mazie Hirono, and ASCEND at an At The Table Event - May 19, 2016

At The Table Presents a Corporate Diversity and Inclusion Event: "Meaningful Change Through Collective and Individual Action: Discussion & Networking Event".   The event will be held on May 19, 2016 from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at NY Life, 51 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10271.  Please RSVP through AtTheTable8@Gmail.com.  See more information here

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