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Yale Kim J.D. ’95 has been elected to the firm partnership Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP, a leading California real estate, business, and litigation law firm. Kim is a member of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Department in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on bankruptcy case representation of creditors and litigation, with a particular emphasis on real estate related matters, including both commercial and residential. For commercial real estate matters, he assists clients with receiverships and foreclosures, guaranty litigation, and representation of secured creditor rights in chapter 11 and 7 cases. For residential real estate matters, he assists clients with foreclosure defense litigation, loan dispute litigation, including loan origination, servicing, and modification issues, and representation of secured creditor rights in chapter 13 cases. Yale serves as lead counsel to a number of financial institution clients in bankruptcy and litigation proceedings. Yale practices in all Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts of California, the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Yale’s practice also extends to Federal Bankruptcy Courts outside California. Yale served from 1996 to 1997 as a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Barry Russell, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, Los Angeles Division, and Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Yale received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the Santa Clara University School of Law, where he served as Technical Editor of the Santa Clara University Law Review. Yale is a member of the Financial Lawyers Conference, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.