Introducing Esmond Kim

In September 2014, after seven years of practice, I started my own law firm, E.Y.K. LAW, L.L.C., where I practice consumer bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13), probate, and estate planning.  I could not be more excited to work for myself because I want to do outstanding legal work for my clients.  I am also interested in working as a freelance attorney, because I want to help other busy attorneys achieve high standards for their legal work and for their practices. In 2007, I graduated from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.  Boston was a great city to live in for law school, but my family was living in the Twin Cities in 2007, so I moved to St. Paul.  I passed the 2007 July bar, and I was thrilled to become a licensed Minnesota attorney. For my first year of practice I worked as a contract attorney with the General Litigation group at Faegre and Benson, assisting associates and partners on litigation projects for large toxic tort and environmental cases.  I managed electronically stored information, drafted discovery, helped prepare witnesses for depositions, and performed legal research.  When my contract position ended, I took a position as a staff attorney at Thomson Reuters (formerly West Publishing) that allowed me to further develop my research skills. I had always wanted to work as a law firm associate, but those positions were hard to come by in the Great Recession.  So I took and passed the February 2011 Wisconsin bar, and was offered an associate position at a successful general practice and business law firm in western Wisconsin: Kostner, Koslo & Brovold, L.L.C.   Some days, I handled family law and divorces.  Other days I planned estates and guided clients through probate.  The firm also worked on business matters for a large, locally based furniture company and other local banks and businesses.  While...

Enjoy This Spring — With Freelance Help

We have all made it through another winter.  We have been feeling some balmy spring breezes. And we are all craving some time outside. So, what are good uses of our spring time? And what can you delegate to a freelancer to help make that happen?     Five spring time ideas: Go to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden in Minneapolis.  You will see spectacular spring wildflowers early in the season before the trees leaf out.  Like trillium, pasque flower, and jack-in-the-pulpit.  And then a changing array of other beautiful flowers and plants, as other things come into season.  You will want to go more than once. Go to the Como Park Conservatory for the spring flower show.  You will be able to see the spring favorites like tulips, hyacinth, and lilies before they are in bloom in our own yards.  Just the thing to keep us going on blustery April days.  Through April 26.  After the spring show, you can plan to see the summer flower show with hollyhock, zinnias, roses and geraniums. Buy tickets for a Saints game in the new stadium.  The opening game will be on May 10 and tickets are on sale now. There will be some blustery and rainy days.  Think about going to the Minnesota History Museum to see the “We are Hmong Minnesota” exhibit.  It’s been 40 years since the first Hmong people came here.  The exhibit shows their traditions, challenges and contributions. Survey your yard without snow in it.  Decide what to plant and where to plant it.  Haul out the grill and all your grilling equipment.  So you’re ready to plant.  And ready for some good grilling. Five things you can spin off to free up more time:  Some legal research.  A freelancer can do some research you may need for trial or appellate briefs.  Or just for assessing...

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