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 Song & Lee LLP, Mr. Song gained experience for 6 years at 'Pricewaterhouse Coopers,’ the international corporate consulting firm, and 'Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich,’ one of the five largest law firms in the Silicon Valley area.

When Mr. Song worked for 'PricewaterhouseCoopers', he set a record to be promoted to a managerial 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 areas of corporate, securities and tax law, on cases including mergers and acquisitions, financings, and general corporate representation to private and public companies.

Upon graduation of law school, Mr. Song was recognized with honors. Thereafter, he attended the New York University (NYU) School of Law for graduate courses in 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 bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, Ms. Lee worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea as an intern. She performed international cooperation services with diplomats and ambassadors from all over the world to prepare for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings.

Since then, Ms. Lee has 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 a scholarship and Academic Excellence Award for Criminal and Civil Procedure.

Ms. Lee achieved a 99% success rate in legal services associated with the immigration processes. She has also successfully dealt with challenging cases against big firms and carried out a wide range of corporate consulting services to clients ranging from start-up companies to public corporations.

Ms. Lee is a lawyer whom a client can entrust a case with, yet make comfortable conversation with because she empathetically understands clients by standing in their perspectives to review cases carefully. She has vowed to ensure a fast turnaround of quality work with unparalleled professionalism, accuracy, and efficient legal advice 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, 2005
•​ J.D., Vermont Law School, 2011

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.

 


 

Caroline Park, Paralegal

• San Jose State University, B.A. in Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences
•​ San Jose State University, M.A. in Education, Counseling and Student Personnel in progress

Ms. Park joined Song & Lee, LLP in 2015 as a senior staff member and has now become a paralegal with our firm. With a strong command of the English language and a meticulous eye for detail, she has been providing legal support for the attorneys at the firm. She has been primarily working with Ms. Lee in the areas of immigration and corporate law, while occasionally assisting Mr. Song with litigation. Ms. Park comes from a strong background in social sciences, with a double major Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Behavioral Sciences from San Jose State. She has currently taken a break from her Master’s studies in Counselor Education at San Jose State to commit full-time to serving our clients.

 


 

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 with Mr. Song in litigation. He is currently studying for the bar in order to practice as a licensed attorney in California.

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