Lecturer in Law
BS, Yale University , 1979
JD, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
Gregory Kim has over 30 years of experience as a corporate and securities attorney representing emerging growth companies and public companies in private and public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, SEC filings and reports, venture capital, joint ventures, business formations, and licensing and other technology transactions.
Greg is the founder of Vantage Counsel LLC, which he launched in 2004 and restated in 2019. Vantage Counsel is one of the first virtual law firms in the United States. Prior to restarting Vantage Counsel in 2019, Greg was a partner in Silicon-Valley based Convergent Law Group LLP (CLG) from 2011, which focused on representation of venture-backed high tech companies and startups. Prior to joining CLG, Greg was a partner at Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) from 2009. Before starting Vantage Counsel in 2004, Greg was a partner with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel in Honolulu, Hawaii where he practiced for 16 years. Greg began his private practice in 1988 as a corporate lawyer with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (now known as Pillsbury Winthrop). Prior to joining Pillsbury, Greg received a one-year appointment as law clerk for the Honorable Herbert Y.C. Choy, Ninth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Greg is committed to serving the community. Greg is a co-founder of Business Law Corps, a nonprofit corporation that provides a platform to connect talented entrepreneurs with experienced corporate attorneys who are willing to provided pro bono services. Greg is also a founding member of HiBEAM, an accelerator program for emerging technology companies, and served as a founding director of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaiʻi. Greg serves on the advisory boards of the University of Hawaii Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) and Chaminade University Hogan School of Business, is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Punahou School, a professional-in-residence at PACE, and teaches the entrepreneurship and small business clinic at the Law School. Greg is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Hawaiʻi William S. Richardson School of Law, where he has taught the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Clinic since 2008. Greg also served as an adjunct professor at Chaminade University, teaching entrepreneurship in the Hogan program. Greg served as the Chair of the Business Law Section of the Hawaiʻi Bar, and is the principal draftsperson of the Hawaiʻi Business Corporation Act.
Greg received a BS in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Yale University in 1979 and earned his JD/MBA at the U.C. Berkeley, in 1983. Greg is recognized as a leading corporate attorney by Best Lawyers of America, Chambers USA and SuperLawyers.