(305) 215-1553 jbk@jbkpa.com

About

Jonathan Kim is an internationally recognized expert, trusted advisor and counsel who views every complex commercial matter through a progressive legal/business lens versus a purely legal optic.

An alternative investment advisor to ultra-high-net-worth individuals, family offices and institutions specializing in hedge funds and other private investment opportunities, Jonathan is also the founder and principal of the separate law practice bearing his name. Both practices operate primarily on a trusted referral basis.

Jonathan’s background is broad and deep. It includes senior legal, strategic and operational management roles on Wall Street, in Europe and offshore in the investment advisory, asset management, insurance, internet strategy and government sectors. As an entrepreneur, he has also been a founder and manager of various early-stage entities, and his board experience includes numerous directorships and advisory roles in the corporate and not-for-profit arenas.

In addition to his involvement as General Counsel and the primary legal advisor to multiple public companies and their boards, Jonathan has served as Outside Counsel or Interim General Counsel and a strategic advisor to a variety of start-ups across multiple business sectors.

A sought-after speaker and author on emerging legal and governance issues affecting corporations and their senior leaders, Jonathan has served as a Practicing Fellow at Columbia Law School’s Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership and is currently a Guest Lecturer at the University of Miami’s Herbert Business School.  He also serves on the Alumni Advisory Board of the Yale School of Management.

Jonathan lives with his wife Gabrielle, a trained opera singer, and their pampered Pomeranian (named Gatsby) in Coral Gables, Florida. He is a dual U.S. and Italian citizen.  

Credentials

Academic
  • Brown University:  BA – English and American Literature
  • Yale School of Management:  MBA – Dual Concentration in Finance and Strategy
  • Georgetown University Law Center:  JD – Including Study at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy
Professional – Licenses and Certifications
  • Bar Admissions:
    • State:  Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New York
    • Federal:  Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York 
  • Financial Planning and Consulting:
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® (CFP)
    • CHARTERED FINANCIAL CONSULTANT® (ChFC)
    • CHARTERED LIFE UNDERWRITER® (CLU)
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Registrations: 
    • Series 7
    • Series 24
    • Series 63
  • Professional Certification:  Blockchain Technology – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Insurance Licenses:  Florida Life, Health & Variable Annuity
  • Real Estate Licenses: 
    • Florida:  Real Estate Agent
    • New York:  Real Estate Individual Broker
  • Notary Commissions:  Florida and Remote Online Notary (RON) Commissions
Professional – Affiliations
  • American Bar Association – Business Section, Corporate Governance Committee (2008-Present)
  • American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter – Member (2018-Present)
  • Crypto-Blockchain Bar Association – Founder, Director and Co-President (2022-Present)
  • Dade County Bar Association – Member (2017-Present)
  • Federal Bar Association – Member (2023-Present)
  • National Italian-American Bar Association – Member (2012-Present)
Volunteer
  • Brown University:
    • Chairman and Co-President, Brown University Club of Miami (2015-2023)
    • Board Member (2015-Present)
  • Georgetown University:
    • Executive Committee Member, Georgetown Club of Miami (2020-2023)
    • Board Member (2020-Present)
  • Yale University
    • Chairman and President, Yale Club of South Florida (2016-Present)
    • Delegate, Yale Alumni Association (2016-Present)
Not-for-Profit
  • Answer, Rutgers University, New Jersey – National Advisory Board (2017-2019)
  • Center for Supportive Schools, Princeton, New Jersey – Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • Eliza Dolittle Society (Daily Bread), Hamilton, Bermuda – Chairman of the Board (2013-2015)

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Legal Experience

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Board Experience

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