James T. Caleshu Award
James T. Caleshu Award recognizes an attorney who has made an extraordinary pro bono contribution to the Lawyers’ Committee Legal Services for Entrepreneurs Program.
About the Recipient
Krista Kim is the founding attorney of Valence Law Group, PC, a boutique transactional real estate law firm. Krista’s practice encompasses a broad range of sophisticated real estate and commercial lending transactions. Krista serves on the Advisory Board for Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP), which provides emergency food and shelter, transitional and permanent housing and support services to homeless individuals and families. Before starting Valence, Krista practiced transactional real estate law at a global law firm in San Francisco.
About her Pro Bono Service To LCCR
Krista Kim’s legal counsel has been instrumental in preventing displacement of low-income communities in the Bay Area. Many of Krista’s pro bono clients are mom and pop shops, often immigrants and people of color, who were facing rent increases or did not understand their rights. Krista has selflessly dedicated her time to clients in dire need, contributing immensely to the goals of equal opportunity and equal justice that are central to LCCR’s work. As such, the Lawyers’ Committee is proud to have Ms. Kim as a member of the Community Business Resiliency Project Advisory Committee.