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Sung Soo (Steven) Yoon

Associate
Steven is an Associate in the Los Angeles Office, where he works in the Corporate & Securities group.
Sung Soo (Steven) Yoon, Associate

Steven assists clients with corporate structuring, finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance, real estate, and general corporate law. Steven provides effective counsel throughout a company’s business life cycle, from formation through operations, expansion, and eventual sale.

Steven also advises clients on the loan programs available from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Securities Act (CARES Act).

Client Work

Steven’s representative matters include consummation of the following transactions:

Food and Beverage Industry

  • Associate advising Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation on a series of recently closed transactions through which the company acquired the franchise rights, operating assets, equipment, personal property, rights, good-will, and business of 23 franchised stores located in Texas, Georgia and North Carolina.  With Steven’s assistance, the parent company of the chain has now reacquired every store that had been franchised in Texas, which was a significant milestone for the company’s strategic plan.  We advised on all aspects of the asset purchase transactions, including due diligence, drafting of the transaction documents, employment issues and the associated real estate matters.
  • Associate advising Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation on an asset purchase transaction for the purchase of substantially all the franchise rights, operating assets, equipment, personal property, rights, good-will and business of 4 stores located in Illinois.  Steven advised on all aspects of the transaction, including due diligence, drafting of the transaction documents, employment issues and the associated real estate matters.
  • Associate advising Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation on two simultaneous asset purchase transactions for the purchase of substantially all the franchise rights, operating assets, equipment, personal property, rights, good-will and business of 6 stores located in Missouri and Illinois.  Steven advised on all aspects of the transaction, including due diligence, drafting of the transaction documents, employment issues and the associated real estate matters.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Steven worked as a law clerk at the Veterans Legal Institute where he assisted veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) obtain Discharge Upgrades. He also served as a mediator in USC’s award-winning Mediation Clinic and personally mediated cases on behalf of clients in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

Steven is the recipient of USC’s Business Law Certificate and the Media and Entertainment Law Certificate.

Life Beyond the Law

Steven is a South Korean native and is conversational in Korean. In his free time, he enjoys lifting weights, playing basketball, and watching football.

  • Industries
  • Languages
    Korean
  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • California Bar
    • US District Court, Central District of California
  • Education
    University of Southern California Gould School of Law
    JD
    University of California, San Diego
    BA