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AHNE & JI, LLP Welcomes You

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Experience. Respect. Results.

AHNE & JI, LLP is a New York City full service law firm that serves companies, individuals, and financial institutions.  We are a new kind of law firm for a changing world.  We are consistent, patient, and professional, giving each new case the attention it deserves.  When you hire AHNE & JI, LLP, you are getting more than professional representation.  Whatever your legal needs or questions are, AHNE & JI, LLP has got you covered.  Our lawyers are integral, long-standing members of the community, giving our clients insights into the local business market and environment alongside our experience in multiple jurisdictions, both on state and federal levels.  An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients so that they can make the right decision with respect to their legal needs.  Our partners and associates are dedicated to promoting and protecting our clients' interests.  AHNE & JI, LLP strives to provide more effective and high quality legal services to our clients.  Call our office for a free consultation.

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Our Practices

How We Can Help You

Our experienced and innovative attorneys bring a whole universe of experience and knowledge to each case.  We understand that the world is constantly changing and you may be confronted by a confusing array of regulations, questions, and occasional disputes.  Check out our areas of practice and call us with your legal questions today.

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Commercial/Residential Transaction

Our attorneys provide families, business owners, developers, sellers, and buyers with a complete range of real estate services.  With over 30 years of experience helping clients in the New York City area, our attorneys have gained a reputation for accessibility, personal attention, and cost-effective solutions.


Labor and Employment Law

We represent clients before federal and state courts and agencies in a variety of labor litigation.  We have successfully handled cases involving wage and hour violations, wrongful termination, disability discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, race and color discrimination, religious discrimination and many more. Our attorneys will advocate aggressively for your legal interests.


Liquor Licensing 

We’ve been practicing liquor licensing matters for over 30 years with countless successful cases to our name.  Our experienced and dedicated attorneys have been handling liquor license applications and renewals, liquor license transfers, liquor licenses and zoning, and liquor license violations and suspensions.  When our lawyers are involved in a case, we help our clients successfully resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.


Civil/Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys have built a winning reputation based on verdicts and settlements in countless types of litigation.  Our attorneys are in court on a regular basis and often try complex cases.  We have represented companies and individuals in a wide range of civil cases, on both state and federal levels, and protected our clients' rights aggressively.  We are proud to extend our legal experiences to help serve clients of all types and sizes.

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Estate Planning

Estate Planning involves difficult and important decisions.  Our experienced attorneys analyze the needs and goals of our clients and assist them in selecting legally enforceable methods to retain, administer, and transfer their wealth and values.

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Commercial Leasing

We have acted as counsel to both commercial landlords and tenants in various commercial leasing transactions.  With over 30 years of experience in handling a broad range of commercial, office, shopping center, and retail leases, we are able to effectively negotiate and execute leases and also resolve landlord and tenant disputes in a cost-effective manner.

Have a legal issue not addressed here? Call us to find out more. Tel. (212) 594-1035


Meet Our Legal Team

Our Lawyers Ensure Quality

Samuel S.H. Ahne, Esq.


Samuel Ahne is a partner at AHNE & JI, LLP.  Mr. Ahne received a B.A. in International Studies from Florida State University in 1981 and received his Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in 1984.

Mr. Ahne has been practicing law for over three decades serving and representing small to mid-sized businesses in the greater New York City areas.  He has extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, lease negotiations, purchase and sale of businesses, and business licensing matters, including liquor licensing.  He has represented a diverse clientele including financial institutions, franchises, restaurants, and other small businesses in commercial leasing and labor department investigation matters protecting small business owners' interests.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Ahne enjoys traveling and playing golf.  Mr. Ahne is fluent in Korean.

Younghoon Ji, Esq.


Younghoon Ji is a partner at AHNE & JI, LLP.  Mr. Ji received a B.B.A in Operations Management from The Bernard M. Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, in 2010.  He received his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Touro Law School in 2014, where he received CALI Awards for the highest achievement in Constitutional Law and Judicial Externship.  As a member of Touro International Law Review, Mr. Ji was involved in reviewing and editing law review articles concerning international treaties and legal conflicts among different countries.  


As a result of performing over 200 hours of volunteer work serving indigent litigants who could not afford legal representation, Mr. Ji received Touro Law Pro Bono Service Award upon graduation.  He served as a judicial intern for Honorable Vito M. DeStefano at Commercial Division, New York State Supreme Court in Nassau County.  Mr. Ji is particularly interested in constitutional and civil rights issues. 

Mr. Ji is admitted to practice law in the State Courts of New York, United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


In addition to his legal work, Mr. Ji enjoys spending time at the beach, traveling, and training in mixed martial arts.  He is fluent in Korean.

Harold Lee, Esq.


Harold Lee is an associate at AHNE & JI, LLP.  Mr. Lee received his B.A. in Integrative Studies from the University of North Texas in 2015.  He received his Juris Doctorate from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2020.  Mr. Lee's work encompasses all aspects of the practice, including civil litigation and real estate transactions.  He has extensive experience in complex civil and commercial litigation, which often require sophisticated legal strategies, from pre-litigation assessment to the overall handling of the cases.


While in law school, Mr. Lee was actively involved in impact litigation matters and assisted in preparing an Amicus Curiae Brief for submission to the New York Court of Appeals.  He also competed in business startup competition and pitched his legal tech startup idea before an esteemed panel of the renowned investors.  Mr. Lee is admitted to practice in the State Courts of New York and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  


Mr. Lee is a tennis fanatic and plays at the competitive level.  He is fluent in Korean.

Contact Us

*All information displayed on the AHNE & JI, LLP website is informational and shall not be deemed as legal advice.  If you are currently dealing with an individual legal situation, you are invited to contact us through email or by phone.  Until an attorney-client relationship has been established, we urge that you avoid sharing any confidential information.

45 East 34th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10016

Tel.: (212) 594-1035

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