Christine Kim is a partner in the real estate group at Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Her legal practice is focused on acquisitions, dispositions, and financing of commercial real property and real estate joint ventures. Christine has lived in Los Angeles since she was one year old, with brief stints in Philadelphia for undergraduate studies and San Francisco for law school, and she currently resides in Pasadena. Christine’s interest in historic buildings and architecture started during college, where she earned a minor in Art History and where she started to understand how built spaces shape our relationship with each other and with nature. This led her to explore architecture at Sci-Arc, and she was torn between architecture school and law school but ultimately chose the latter. She believes in the mission of the LA Conservancy because she believes built spaces tell a story about a time and a place and the people who were present and that buildings need to be preserved to prevent the erasure of our collective history.