Attorney David Joo joins SmithAmundsen’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group in Chicago where he assists clients in the acquisition of new business to expand both geographically and in scope, in raising capital to address shortages, and in managing complicated cross-border legal issues. David’s clients come primarily from the industrial, financial services, automotive and insurance industries. He focuses his practice on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and general corporate transactional matters and capital market transactions.
David practiced at international firms in New York, Hong Kong and Korea and is fluent in Korean. As an in-house counsel for a large multinational company, he gained a deep understanding of clients’ needs and what they expect from outside counsel. David has represented a Korean company in the financing and development of a power plant in Mexico, a global healthcare company in a joint venture valued at $17.5 billion, and a global logistics company in its sale of cargo networks in Austria and Eastern Europe.