Lawyers

Partner

Tsutomu Kuribayashi tk@kslaw.jp
Tsutomu Kuribayashi
【Practice Areas】

International transactions, Cross-border litigation, General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, Civil rehabilitation proceedings, Business succession, Issue of new shares

【Membership】
  • Tokyo Bar Association (1993 -)
  • New York State Bar Association (1999 -)
  • Tokyo Bar Association, International Committee (Deputy Chairman) (2001 - 2004)
  • Tokyo Bar Association, Vice President(2014-2015)
【Professional Experience】
1990Waseda University, Bachelor of Law
1993The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme Court of Japan
1997University of Georgia, Law School, LL.M.
4/1993 - 3/2003Asahi Koma Law Offices (Tokyo, Japan) as a Partner Lawyer from 2002
8/1997 - 7/1998Haynes & Boone L.L.P (Texas, U.S.A.) as a foreign associate
4/2003 -Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)
4/2014 - 3/2015Vice President at Tokyo Bar Association
6/2014~Outside Director at Kuze Co, Ltd.
11/2015~Member of National Bar Examination Commission(International private law)
3/2016~Supervisory Officer at D&F Logistics REIT, Inc.

【Languaage】
  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent
Toshihide Tsuchimori tt@kslaw.jp
Toshihide Tsuchimori
【Practice Areas】

General legal and corporate affairs (including Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, Anti-trust law, Intellectual property right, Labor management or other legal and corporate affairs of listed companies), International transactions, Cross-border and Domestic litigation (including corporate litigation), M&A, Business succession (including disputes over ownership of companies)

【Membership】
  • Tokyo Bar Association (2001-)
  • Tokyo Bar Association, Improvement of Legal Services 
  • Japan Federation of Bar Association, Legal Support Center for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Vice Secretary General
  • Japan Federation of Bar Associations - SME Outbound Legal Support Working Group Vice Chair
  • Tokyo Bar Association Legal Support Center Secretary General
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Eurolegal
  • Support Institution of business innovation, etc.
【Professional Experience】
1995The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Law
2001The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
2007Northwestern University School of Law, LL.M.
4/1995–11/1996Hitachi, Ltd.
10/2001–1/2010Yanagida & Partners (Tokyo, Japan)
3/2010–Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)

【Language】
  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent
Asako Fukumoto af@kslaw.jp
Asako Fukumoto
【Practice Areas】

General legal and corporate affairs (including debt collection, preservative proceedings and litigation), General civil proceedings (concerning leasehold and rented house), Bankruptcy and Civil rehabilitation proceedings, Domestic proceedings (including succession and divorce), Labor tribunal

【Membership】
  • Tokyo Bar Association (2009–)
【Professional Experience】
1988The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Law
2009The Legal Training and Research Institute of The Supreme Court of Japan
9/2009–Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)
【Language】
  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent

Associate

Wataru Nakamura wn@kslaw.jp
Ken Kato
【Practice Areas】

General legal and corporate affairs, M&A, International transactions, Domestic litigation,  Debt collection and other General civil proceedings, Bankruptcy

【Membership】
  • Tokyo Bar Association in Japan(2014–)
【Professional Experience】
2011Waseda University, Bachelor of Law
2013The University of Tokyo, School of Law
1/2015-Kuribayashi Sogo Law Office (Tokyo, Japan)


【Language】
  • Japanese Native
  • English Fluent

Of Counsel

Hiromasa Ohashi 
Hiromasa Ohashi 
【Practice Areas】

M&A, International Transactions, International Litigation, International Patent Licensing, Patent Litigation, International Labor and Employment

【Membership】
  • Admitted: State of New York, U.S.A.
  • Gaikokuhou Jimu Bengoshi, Qualified in the Laws of the State of New York, U.S.A.
  • Ohashi & Horn LLP (New York, Dallas), Partner
  • Ohashi & Horn Gaikokuhou Jimu Bengoshi Jimusho Representative
【Professional Experience】
Keio University (Bachelor of Law)
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law (LL.M)
Haynes & Boone LLP, International Section (Of Counsel)
Tokyo Bunka College (Law Lecturer)
Yamaichi Securities Co. Ltd., International Planning Department
Seibu Department Stores Ltd., Administration Department
【Membership】
  • American Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, inc.
  • Japan-America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth (Former Vice President)
  • Dallas Japanese Association (Board Member)
  • Japan Business Association of Houston
  • Tokyo Bar Association (Foreign Law Attorneys)
【Publications】
  • Art of Negotiation (Published by Diamond Inc.)
  • Art of Successful Discussion (Published by Diamond Inc.)
  • Articles in various publications
【Seminars/Lectures】
  • "Formation and Management of Companies in the United States" —sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • "Regarding U.S. Labor and Employment Laws" —sponsored by Japan Business Association of Houston and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
  • Seminar sponsored by Japan Information Service Industry Forum of New York
  • Seminar sponsored by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) U.S.-Japan Healthcare Seminar
  • Seminars sponsored by the Dallas Japanese Association
  • Seminars sponsored by American Dream Japanese Network (JaNet)
Lecturer or speaker at various other seminars, conferences, and events.

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