J. John Kim


I’m John Kim, a partner at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden P.C, with a focus on sophisticated and complex commercial litigation matters. I represent supermarket chains, food wholesalers and distributors, hotels, beauty supply manufactures, real estate companies, commercial landlords and tenants, and small businesses and proprietors, as well as members of LLCs of various businesses. I like to think of myself as not only a litigator, but also as a confidant and advisor to my clients. If I think there may be a better business solution to a client’s problem, one that is creative and practical, I will provide that option, even when we are deep in litigation.


John Kim engages in a broad-based complex commercial litigation practice with experience in contract disputes, commercial torts, partnership and shareholder disputes, commercial landlord-tenant and property disputes, estate litigation, products liability, RICO civil litigation, civil conspiracy, fraud, securities litigation, financial services litigation, legal malpractice, regulatory enforcement, and special investigations.

In addition, John has been certified by the Small Business Administration to conduct closings of commercial 504 loans. He has previously been a member of the Board of Directors at a non profit Certified Development Company. John also has experience providing in-house counsel advice concerning a variety of legal matters to banks and other small companies. Prior to joining Pashman Stein Walder Hayden, John worked in Manhattan as an associate with Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP and with Chadbourne & Parke LLP.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Committee Member, NJ Bergen County Ethics Committee IIB
  • Member, Board of Governors, Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
  • Member, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
  • Member, New Jersey State and New York State Bar Associations

Bar/Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey


  • B.A., Boston University, magna cum laude, 2001
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2004