Sam Kim, ESQ

Jung-Hoon Samuel (“Sam”) Kim

During his law school, he interned for a judge at the Circuit Court for the Montgomery County and clerked for civil / criminal litigation attorneys at a prestigious law firm in Maryland.  After law school, he clerked at an immigration litigation law firm where he was trained to deal with all types of immigration visas, asylum cases, and removal and deportation proceedings before the immigration court.

SAM’S CASE FILES

Immigration, Business Transaction, Adoption Hearing, Liquor License Hearing

 

IMMIGRATION LITIGATION BEFORE IMMIGRATION COURTS

Granted Adjustment of Status (Green Card)

– Battered Spouse of USC and Her Son

– Illegally Entered Spouse under 245(i)

– Illegally Entered Alien under 245(i) and 106 of AC 21: Employer Portability

Termination of Removal Proceedings and Cancellation of Removal

– Permanent Resident with Criminal Records involving Controlled Substances

– Permanent Resident based on Marriage but later Divorced before Removal of Condition

– Foreign Student with Revoked Status but Subsequently Reentered with F-1 Visa

– Illegal Aliens Departed US

IMMIGRATION REPRESENTATION BEFORE USCIS

Non-Immigrant Visas

– F-1 Student Visas

– E-2 Investor’s Visas (Drycleaners, Cafeteria, Beauty Supplies, Fried Chicken, Seafood Retailer, Deli and Sub, Etc)

– H-1B Specialty Occupations

– R-1 Religious Workers

– Extension of Visas

Immigrant Visas

EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5 ($1 million Investment and $500,000 Regional Center Investment)

– Skilled or Unskilled Workers (Alteration Tailors, Cooks, Auto-Body Mechanics, Auto Mechanics, Merchant Displayers, Bookkeepers, Fire Alarm Technician, Carpenters, Roofers, Siding Installers, Etc)

– Executive with MBA Degree; Finance Analysis with MBA

– Extra Ordinary Self-Petitioned Researcher / Professor with PhD

Motion to Reopen/ Reconsider; Appeals

– Reopen and Subsequent Grant of Green Card Cases Involving: 245(i) Denial Due to Lack of Physical Presence; I-485 Denial Due to Lack of Employer’s Ability to Pay; F-12 Denial Due to Late Filing and No SEVIS Record; Change of Employer during Pendency of I-485 under AC21; Etc.

BUSINESS BUY/SELL TRANSACTIONS

– INC. LLC setup, lease negotiation, closing, licenses

– Franchises (Parcel Plus, Subway, Quiznos, Auntie Annes Pretzel, CA Tortilla, Salad Works, America’s Best Wings), Medical Doctor’s Office, Dentist Office, Barbershop, Drycleaners, Liquor Stores, Deli Shops, Restaurant, Beauty Supply, Print Shop, Grocery, Newsstand, Gas Station, Cigars, Farm Fresh Retailer, Etc.

– International Supermarket Consultant

ADOPTION HEARINGS

– Montgomery County, Baltimore County, Howard County, Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Cecil County, & St. Mary’s County

LIQUOR LICENSE HEARINGS

– Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, & Anne Arundel County

SETTLEMENT CASES

– Reinstatement of WIG License Terminated by MD State

– Drycleaners v. Landlord Involving Perc-Spilled and Soil Contamination Cases

– Beauty Salon Operation without a License

– Restaurant in Violation of ABC Regulation by Selling Alcohol to Under-Aged

– Tenant v. Landlord Early Termination Cases Due to Lack of Business

Concentration Areas: Immigration Law, Business Law, and Adoption

  • Immigration Law Representation

Removal and Deportation Litigation:

Adjustment of Status by Immigration Court

Cancellation of Removal by Immigration Court

Stay of Deportation by ICE

If you have been served with a Notice to Appear (NTA), please call our office at (301) 346-8333 immediately. Our firm represents noncitizens who have been charged by the Office of Chief Counsel (ICE) based on the grounds of inadmissibility or deportability at the Immigration Court throughout the removal proceeding. While ICE has the burden of proof by clear and convincing evidence that you are deportable or removable from the United States, we will ascertain whether you qualify for a relief under the immigration law. If not for all cases, then quite a few cases, we have successfully defended charged noncitizens and obtained cancellation of removal, stay of deportation, or adjustment of status to that of a permanent resident depending upon individually situated facts and qualifications.

Non-Immigrant Visas:

E-2 Investor’s Visa ($100,000 – $1,500,000 Investment to US Enterprises)

R-1 Religious Worker’s Visa

H-1B Specialty Occupation (Master Caps) Visa

F-1 Student Visa (F-1 Reinstatement)

Our expertise in E-2 Visas.

We have been representing many foreign nationals who came to the United States and successfully changed their status to the E-2 status which provided them with a legal status to remain in the United States and operate their business enterprises through investing their foreign money into the United States by a way of purchasing an existing business or establishing a new business.

We have represented our clients who either acquired or established the following business enterprises in the United States:

Seafood House, Coffee Roaster, Quiznos, Dry Cleaners, Dry-cleaning Pick up and Drop Store, Tailor Shop, Restaurant, Laundromat, Beauty Supplies, On-Line Shopping Mall, Deli and Sub Shop, Auto Body Shop, Auto Glass Shop, Houseware Products Wholesaler, Etc.

Family Immigration Matters:

Marriage

Relatives (Parents, Children, and Brothers and Sisters of USC)

Employment Based Petitions:

EB-1 Extra Ordinary Researchers and Professors

EB-2 Master Degree

EB-3 Professional, Skilled, and Unskilled

EB-4 Religious Workers

EB-5 Foreign Investors

  • Adoption Petition and Hearing Representation

Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, Cecil County,

Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and St. Mary’s County

  • Business Law Representation

 

We are business transaction lawyers and have represented our clients in more than 400 business transactions. We also represent small business owners as outside counsel on case by case bases. We have extensive experience in forming business entities such as partnership, limited liability company, corporation, professional corporation, etc. If you are planning to acquire a business, call us now for a consultation. Here are legal services we can provide even before you meet with prospective buyer / seller / landlord:

– Formation of Legal Entity or Validity or Current Status of Your Legal Entity

– Partnership Agreement, Incorporation, LLC, Etc.

– Operation Agreement, Bylaws, Stockholder’s Resolution, Etc.

– Asset Purchase Agreement, Stock Purchase Agreement, Management Agreement, Etc.

– Apply for Landlord’s Approval on New Lease or Assignment of Lease

– Lease Negotiation with Landlord: New Lease, Modification and/or Extension of Lease

– Negotiate Early Termination of Lease

– Contract Negotiation

– Draft Closing Documents: Closing Memorandum, Not to Compete Covenant, Mutual Indemnification, Bulk Sales Affidavit, Non- Creditor’s Affidavit,

– Collateral Searches: Judgment and UCC Searches

– Representation at the Settlement / Closing

– Title Searches and Escrow Services

Business Transactions (Actual Cases):

Exxon, Sunoco, Subway, Parcel Plus, Auntie Annes Pretzel, and California Tortilla,

Medical and Dentist Offices and Adult Day Care Centers

Restaurants, Print and Publishing Print, Barbershops, Drycleaners, Liquor Stores, Deli Shops, and Beauty Supply Stores

International Grocery Chains, Farm Fresh Retailers, and Produce Wholesalers

Liquor License Hearing:

Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County

Business Settlement Cases:

 

Reinstatement of WIG License Terminated by MD State

Drycleaners v. Landlord Involving Perc-Spilled and Soil Contamination Cases

Beauty Salon Operation without a License

Restaurant in Violation of ABC Regulation by Selling Alcohol to Under-Aged

Tenant v. Landlord Early Termination Cases Due to Lack of Business

Immigration Case Profiles:

  1. Immigration Litigation Cases before Immigration Courts
  1. Granted Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
  • Battered Spouse of USC and Her Son
  • Illegally Entered Spouse under 245(i)
  • Illegally Entered Alien under 245(i) and 106 of AC 21: Employer Portability
  1. Termination of Removal Proceedings and Cancellation of Removal
  • Permanent Resident with Criminal Records involving Controlled Substances
  • Permanent Resident based on Marriage but later Divorced before Removal of Condition
  • Foreign Student with Revoked Status but Subsequently Reentered with F-1 Visa
  • Illegal Aliens Failed to Depart after Voluntary Departure
  1. Stay of Deportation Cases before ICE
  1. Immigration Representation before USCIS
  1. Non-Immigrant Visas
  • F-1 Student Visas
  • E-2 Investor’s Visas (Drycleaners, Cafeteria, Beauty Supplies, Fried Chicken, Seafood Retailer, Deli and Sub, Etc)
  • H-1B Specialty Occupations
  • R-1 Religious Workers
  • Extension of Visas
  1. Immigrant Visas
  • Skilled or Unskilled Workers (Alteration Tailors, Cooks, Auto-Body Mechanics, Auto Mechanics, Auto Body Mechanics, Merchant Displayers, Bookkeepers, Fire Alarm Technicians, Dental Technicians, Carpenters, Roofers, Siding Installers, Etc)
  • Executive with MBA Degree; Finance Analysis with MBA
  • Extra Ordinary Self-Petitioned Researcher / Professor with PhD
  1. Motion to Reopen/ Reconsider; Appeals
  • Reopen and Subsequent Grant of Green Card Cases Involving:

245(i) Denial Due to Lack of Physical Presence; I-485 Denial Due to Lack of Employer’s Ability to Pay; F-12 Denial Due to Late Filing and No SEVIS Record; Change of Employer during Pendency of I-485 under AC21; Etc.