Gloria Lee, Client Relations Partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP

Gloria Lee, Client Relations Partner at Rutan & Tucker, LLP


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Ms. Lee is the Client Relations Partner at Rutan & Tucker,  LLP,  a full-service law firm based in Costa Mesa, California. She is responsible for the strategic growth of business development opportunities for the Firm’s attorneys and the implementation of client relationship initiatives for the Firm. 

Prior to becoming the firm's Client Relations Partner, Ms. Lee focused on the financing and development of commercial, residential and resort properties. Her practice included representing lenders, developers, landlords and tenants in all aspects of real estate transactions, including real estate secured financings, acquisitions, dispositions, title review and due diligence analysis. She also has experience with the structuring, development and regulation of residential, commercial, condominium, timeshare, and fractional use planned developments and associations.

In 2017, Ms. Lee was selected by the California Diversity Council as one of Southern California’s Most Powerful and Influential Women. In 2015, Ms. Lee was selected by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association as one of 14 attorneys nationally selected for its “Best Lawyers Under 40” award. Ms. Lee has also been named as a Super Lawyer in 2017 and as a Rising Star from 2012-2016, both by the Southern California Super Lawyers publication.



Moderator, OC Korean American Bar Association “General Counsel Roundtable”, March 2017

Panelist, OC Korean American Bar Association Presentation "Diversity in the Law", June 2015

Emcee, US-Korea Law Day Conference, University of California Irvine (July 2011) and KIA Motors (July 2012, July 2013 and July 2014)

Speaker, Non-Recourse Loans and Guaranties - "Bad Boys and Debt - A Real Estate Tale," YPA360 Conference, University of California Irvine, August 2012



Board Member, The International Executive Council

Orange County Founding Co-Chair, Executive Advisory Council, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Past President, Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Past Orange County Regional Director, Stanford Professionals In Real Estate

Founding Board Member, Orange County Korean American Bar Association  

Member, Executive Advisory Council, US-Korea Law Foundation

Member, GenNext

Business Advisory Council, Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center



2017 California Diversity Council’s Most Powerful & Influential Women

Southern California "Super Lawyers" 2017

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2015 Best Lawyers Under 40

Southern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, 2012-2016

Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Professionals, OC Metro Magazine, 2010

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