Special Announcements

May 5, 2016

See Last's Week's Election Results - And a Thanks to Those Who Made our Annual Meeting a Success!

Congratulations to the winners.  The following individuals will serve two year terms as board members starting this July (2016-2018).

J. John Kim, a commercial litigation partner at Pashman Stein P.C., is the newest member to join KALAGNY's board.  

Thanks again to the Immigration and Litigation Committees, which sponsored the after-event, and to our venue sponsor Newman Ferrara LLP.

Missed the whiskey tasting, or want to see the tasting notes again?  Here they are.

Join Us at a Launch Meeting for KALAGNY's Brand New New Jersey Committee - 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 the 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 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


  • Grace E. Park, Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society
  • Grace H. Shim, Executive Director, MinKwon Center for Community Action

KALAGNY's Long Island Committee Expands to Queens - Thursday, May 19, 2016 

By popular demand, KALAGNY will extend its Long Island Committee to 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

Register Now for KALAGNY's 30th Anniversary Gala - Only a Month Away - Wednesday, June 8, 2016 

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 our Year in Review.

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

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

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