PROFESSIONALS

Brian H. Song, Esq. (Partner)

• U.C Berkeley, B.A. Economics
• University of Maryland School of Law, J.D.
• New York University, LL.M. Tax Law
• Maryland Tax Court Clerk
• Litt & Marquez
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich

Prior to founding the Song & Lee LLP, Mr. Song gained the experiences for 6 years from 'Pricewaterhouse Coopers,’ the international corporate consulting firm, and 'Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich,’ which is one of the five largest law firms in Silicon Valley area.

When Mr. Song worked for the 'PricewaterhouseCoopers', he set a record to be promoted to the manager position in the shortest period of time.

In his legal practice, Mr. Song gave legal advices to a number of top 500 international companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, and Cisco with regard to tax and corporate law.

At 'Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich,’ he dealt with a variety of cases in corporate and commercial law including formation of venture companies, international business transaction, Korean or US companies’ overseas expansion. Mr. Song practices in the corporate, securities and tax law areas, on cases including mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general corporate representation to private and public companies.

At graduation of law school, Mr. Song was recognized with honors. Thereafter, he attended New York University (NYU) School of Law for the graduate course of the international corporate law.

 


 

Youn Soo “Deborah” Lee, Esq. (Partner)

• U.C. Berkeley, B.A. Economics
•​ ​Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Korea
• Lincoln Law School J.D.

Ms. Lee is a graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Economics at University of California, Berkeley. After the graduation, Ms. Lee worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea as an intern. She performed international cooperation service with the diplomats and ambassadors from all over the world to prepare Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings.

Since then, Ms. Lee handled more than hundreds of immigration cases, litigations, and corporate matters at the Law Office of Mr. Brian H. Song, the predecessor of Song & Lee LLP. While working at the Law Office of Mr. Brian H. Song, Ms. Lee attended Lincoln Law School and she received the scholarship and Academic Excellence Award for Criminal and Civil Procedure.

Ms. Lee has achieved a 99% success rate in immigration related cases to date. Additionally, she has successfully dealt with challenging cases against prestigious firms and has provided a wide range of corporate consulting services to clients ranging from start-up companies to multinational public corporations.

Clients can fully entrust their cases with Ms. Lee. She is able to put clients at ease by listening empathetically to their various concerns and carefully reviews each case with scrupulous consideration. She has vowed to ensure a fast turnaround of quality work with unparalleled professionalism, accuracy, and efficiency while remaining committed to the practice of law with an in-depth understanding of each client.

 


 

Juyoung Bae, Esq.

• M.A., Business Administration, Yonsei University
•​ J.D., Vermont Law School

Ms. Bae is an associate at Song & Lee, LLP., where she practices immigration and litigation law. Over the years, she has provided legal services regarding nonimmigrant visa cases, including H, L, E, and O visas and various other immigration cases, including PERM.

Prior to joining Song & Lee, Ms. Bae worked for Asian Americans Advancing Justice in San Francisco, a non-profit organization representing Asian Americans’ legal rights. As a legal intern there, she represented clients in wage-and-hour claims and a wrongful discharge claim.

Ms. Bae graduated from Vermont Law School in 2011 and was licensed to practice law in the State of California in 2012. Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree in Management from Yonsei University in South Korea.

 


 

Inna Nam, Esq. (Admitted to Washington D.C Bar)

• Handong International Law School, J.D. (equivalent)
•​ L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Jurisprudence Specialist
•​ Capital and Regional Courts of Kazakhstan, Judge Assistant
•​ Cheonan City Migrant Workers Center, Head of the Russian Department
•​ DREAM human rights organization, Associate Attorney

Ms. Nam graduated from law school Summa Cum Laude and has been admitted to the Washington D.C. Bar since 2016. Ms. Nam participated in the Willem VIS (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot and achieved the best result among Korean teams for that year and the best result in the history of Handong International Law School. Ms. Nam also participated in the International Negotiation Competition. Along with English, Ms. Nam fluently speaks Russian and Korean. She and her family recently moved to California. Ms. Nam is preparing to take the California Bar Exam.

Ms. Nam worked as a judge’s assistant in Kazakhstan for several years. During this tenure, she assisted judges by drafting many judgments and court orders. After moving to South Korea Ms. Nam worked in the Cheonan City Migrant Workers’ Center where she consulted with Russian speaking foreigners about issues of immigration. Aside from litigation and immigration Ms. Nam also has an interest in human rights. She interned with an anti-child sex trafficking law firm in India and was in charge of anti-sex trafficking projects in a public interest law firm in Pohang, South Korea.

 


 

Grace H. Kang, Esq.

• U.C. Davis, B.A. Political Science
•​ Handong International Law School, J.D.

Ms. Kang is an associate at Song & Lee where she practices litigation and corporate law. Prior to joining Song & Lee, Ms. Kang was a judicial intern to Honorable Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court where she assisted staff attorneys in preparing bench memoranda and opinions focused on criminal and commercial law. At Strickland, Agner & Associates, Ms. Kang handled cases in employment law and criminal law as a legal intern. Ms. Kang also had internship experience at the National Assembly of South Korea.

Ms. Kang graduated Cum Laude from Handong International Law School. She was Editor-in-Chief of the school's Law Review where she oversaw editorial review of Regent Journal of Global Justice and Public Policy and Asian Yearbook of International Law. Ms. Kang also participated in numerous moot court competitions including Foreign Direct Investment Asia Regional Moot Court and World Trade Organization Moot Court.

Ms. Kang is fluent in Korean and conversational in Chinese.

 


 

Ryan Rho, Paralegal

• U.C. Berkeley, Environmental Economics and Policy
•​ Monterey College of Law, J.D.

Mr. Rho is a graduate with a Juris Doctor degree from Monterey College of Law. After graduation he has worked for Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP as a legal writer/paralegal focusing on nonimmigrant visa cases, including H, L, TN, and O visas. Mr. Rho joined Song & Lee, LLP in 2016 as a paralegal and has been working with Ms. Lee in the area of immigration, and Mr. Song with litigation. He is currently studying for the bar in order to practice as a licensed attorney in California.

 


 

Sarah Park, Legal Assistant

• U.C. San Diego, B.S. in Bioengineering: Biotechnology
•​ Santa Clara University, School of Law (temporary leave of absence)

Ms. Sarah Park is a graduate of U.C. San Diego, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in bioengineering: biotechnology. Prior to joining Song and Lee, Ms. Park attended Santa Clara University, School of Law. Currently, Ms. Park is taking a leave of absence from law school and taking the time to gain experience in the legal field before continuing her education. Through the various bioengineering projects Ms. Park partook in during her time at U.C. San Diego, she was able to develop the skills needed to excel in her academic and professional career. Although Ms. Park was born in the United States, she is able to communicate fluently in Korean.

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