In April 2019, Kim stepped down from his role as principal to become AJ Park’s ambassador for people, risk and culture.
An expert in resolving intellectual property (IP) disputes, Kim has a special ability to relate to people, understanding their situation, drivers and pressure points. Solving problems and easing stress is Kim McLeod’s workplace raison d’être.
Before becoming AJ Park’s ambassador for people, risk and culture, Kim was a principal and head of AJ Park’s Auckland litigation and dispute resolution team. He acted for clients ranging from small sole traders threatened with legal action, to some of the world’s largest corporations, helping them enforce their IP rights in Australia, New Zealand, and abroad. Kim was also involved in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
Kim joined AJ Park straight out of university in 1987. Four years later he moved to London, then Hong Kong, before returning to AJ Park in 1998.
Kim lives on a rural property with his wife and five school-aged children. In his spare time, he enjoys racing his rotary-engined Mazda RX7, and has participated in several Targa New Zealand rallies.
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