Clara Lim is an associate in the Federal Tax Department and a member of the State and Local Tax Department in the Los Angeles office. She advises clients on the federal income tax aspects of domestic and international corporate and partnership transactions, including securities offerings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, fund investments, and investments in structured financial instruments. She also has expertise in the taxation of REITs, advising clients on the tax aspects of REIT compliance and significant transactions. In addition, she advises on the California tax aspects of various transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Lim was an associate in the tax group at Shearman & Sterling LLP. Ms. Lim earned her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law where she worked on the Journal of Asian Law and was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar. She earned her M.A. in simultaneous interpretation and translation (English-Korean) from the Graduate School of Interpretation & Translation at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and her B.A., magna cum laude in English language and literature from Ewha Womans University.
Ms. Lim is fluent in Korean.
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