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Gi Nam Lee

Gi Nam Lee

Lee Counsel APLC
  • Business Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Intellectual Property ...
  • California
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Ginam Lee has been a California licensed attorney since 1999. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. His areas of practice are litigation, real estate, entertainment, intellectual property, alcoholic beverages, franchises, and business affairs.

Mr. Lee began his legal career as a legal assistant at a boutique criminal defense firm of Beck & DeCorso in downtown Los Angeles. Since then, he has worked in various legal capacities at major firms such as O'Melveny & Myers in Newport Beach, and film studios such as Fox and Sony Pictures. At Sony, he worked in the motion pictures department administrating contracts, film credits, marketing, music & advertising clearance, and MPAA ratings.

Upon receipt of his bar license, Mr. Lee began working as an attorney at Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment handling various labor, gaming, and other intellectual property related transactions.

His experiences allowed him to attract an impressive list of clientele as the former managing partner of Lee & Chou, and current principal of Karacter Law Firm.

Mr. Lee represents clients on a case-by-case basis and/or as an outside general counsel for corporations.

Few of Mr. Lee's professional involvements are as follows: Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (General counsel and board member); and Korean American Bar Association (Former board member)

Mr. Lee is also a licensed real estate broker with the California Department of Real Estate.

He was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Gabon, Africa before moving to Los Angeles. Mr. Lee is fluent in Korean.

Mr. Lee received his BA in English from University of California in Irvine and his JD from Trinity Law School.

In his spare time, Mr. Lee enjoys watching Korean films and TV dramas, writing screenplays and producing.

Practice Areas
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Entertainment & Sports Law
Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Trademark Litigation, Trademark Registration
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Korean: Spoken, Written
Univ of California Irvine
Undergraduate Degree
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Trinity Law School
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
United States Courts of Appeal - 9th Circuit
- Current
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California State Bar  # 204561
- Current
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Unites States District Court - Central
- Current
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Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment
General Counsel / Board Member
Activities: The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment ("CAPE") advances diversity and cross-cultural awareness by educating and promoting Asian Pacific Americans for key artistic and leadership roles in the entertainment industry. CAPE is the largest Asian American professional entertainment industry organization in Hollywood. Members include studio and network executives, agents and managers, production executives, actors, writers, producers, and directors.
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Suite 1510
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Telephone: (213) 382-8051
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