Kim is a partner in the Vorys Cincinnati office and a member of the corporate practice group.  Kim concentrates her practice on the representation of public and private companies, banking, securities, franchising and general corporate matters.  She regularly represents companies in public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations and franchising issues.

Additionally, Kim works closely with clients to ensure continued compliance with securities and banking laws and to develop best practices in the corporate governance and executive compensation areas.

Representative transactions include:

  • Representing the Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of Tennant Coatings, a national cleaning equipment and coatings systems manufacturer
  • Representing the Sherwin-Williams Company in its acquisition of Randolph Products, a manufacturer of military specification and general industrial products
  • Representing a private technology company in the sale of a majority of its interests to a private equity firm
  • Representing First Defiance Financial Corp. in its $70.3 million  acquisition of Commercial Bancshares
  • Representing Camco Financial Corporation in its merger with Huntington Bancshares, Inc. for $97.0 million
  • Representing a public Midwest regional financial services holding company in its private placement of $40.0 million with follow-on $5.0 million rights offering
  • Representing a northern Ohio community bank in its acquisition for $40.4 million
  • Representing an Ohio bank holding company in its Reg D offering
  • Representing public and private company clients in connection with mergers, stock and asset acquisitions, franchising regulation, and executive compensation and governance issues
  • Representing public company clients in initial public offerings, going private transactions, corporate disclosures, and Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and reporting
  • Assisting financial services companies with complex financial regulations, trust preferred offerings and supervisory actions
  • Assisting financial institutions in negotiating vendor contracts and complying with vendor management requirements

Kim has spoken publicly on the board’s role in mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and data breach response plans, vendor contract management, executive compensation, whistleblower and internal controls, NYSE amendments, TARP and the Capital Purchase Program, as well as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and customer privacy.

Kim received her J.D. magna cum laude from the Duke University School of Law where she was a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems.  She received her B.S. summa cum laude from Miami University.

Honors & Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2013-2023; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020-2023

Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Securities and Corporate Finance, 2012-2013

Lead Cincinnati Women of Influence, Class of 2013

Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40, August 2008

One Hundred Wise Women, 2008-2009

IFLR1000 Corporate & Financial List, M&A – highly regarded (Ohio), 2020

Professional & Community Activities

ACG Cincinnati, Board of Directors, 2017-present; Secretary, 2018-present

ACG M&A Roundtable Member, 2015-present

ACG Cincinnati, Women’s Committee Chair, 2015-present

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, WE Lead Class III, 2008-2009

Cincinnati Ballet, Member, Board of Trustees, 2009-2011

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Duke University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems, Staff Editor, 1997-1998

Miami University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1995 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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