About Us

Steven Stiller joined the firm founded by his father, Norman Stiller, in 1979 and assumed a managing partner role together with Moira Buxbaum in 1990 in Stiller + Buxbaum, and then with Stiller Kim, PC. Mr. Stiller is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley and received his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He was a member of the first group of attorneys to receive certification as a specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law in 1989. Mr. Stiller has lectured widely, including programs conducted for the Bar Association of San Francisco, the Barrister’s Club and the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association. A dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, he is an attache to the Swiss Consulate representing legal interests of Swiss citizens in the western region of the U.S. Mr. Stiller has retired from the practice of law as of 2014.


Jean Kim joined Stiller + Buxbaum in 2004 and became a Partner in 2013. He has now assumed the Managing Partner role. Mr. Kim obtained his J.D. degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 1999 and was admitted to the California state bar the same year. He is also admitted in Hawaii and the District of Columbia. He received his BA and MA from the University of California, Berkeley. He practiced for 3 years in Hawaii in business immigration and e-business, helping corporate clients establish a U.S. presence and receiving the PacificNews.Net 2002 Hawaii’s Top High Technology Leaders Award. He also served as the President of the Korean American Bar Association Hawaii for two years, organizing and hosting the 2002 International Association of Korean Lawyers annual conference. He has been on the Board of the Korean American Bar Association of Northern California from 2004 to 2016, serving as Director and Secretary. He has also served as Treasurer of the International Association of Korean Lawyers from 2007 to 2014 and as Director since 2015. He is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese and conversational in Korean.


John Baik joined Stiller Kim, PC in 2014. During law school, he interned at a multinational corporation, SK Group, in South Korea. Since graduating from Seattle University School of Law and being admitted to the Washington state bar in 2012, he has been actively engaged in serving the immigrant communities in the Bay Area through various legal clinics. Prior to joining the firm, he had worked as a contract immigration attorney, taking on projects that included employment-based, investment-based, and family-based immigration petitions. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”), Asian American Bar Association (“AABA”), and Korean American Bar Association of Northern California (“KABANC”). Currently, he oversees KABANC’s Pro Bono program as the Committee Co-Chair. He is conversational in Korean.


The firm is proud of its roster of prominent corporations representing a diverse cross section of business sectors. Our clients include: CallisonRTKL · HOK · Perkins + Will · Corgan Associates Inc. · Harley Ellis Devereaux · Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture · DES Architects + Engineers · WhiteHat Security, Inc. · CrossBar, Inc. · Spectrum Systems · ServiceSource Delaware, Inc. · CollabNet, Inc. · Dahlin Group · Wilbur-Ellis Company · Leo A Daly · KMD Architects · JRDV Architects · Rapt Studio · EHDD · Williams + Paddon · PSOMAS · Lohika Systems, Inc. · SVXR, Inc. · Ontracks Consulting · Automattic, Inc. · Computer Assisted Testing Systems · Avellino Lab USA, Inc.