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Navigating the Legal Landscape with Integrity

We are more than just legal experts – we are dedicated partners on your journey towards justice and resolution. With a legacy of excellence and a commitment to upholding the principles of law, we stand as a beacon of support for individuals, businesses, and communities alike. Founded on the belief that everyone deserves fair and equitable treatment under the law, We strives to provide unparalleled legal representation and guidance. Our mission is clear: to empower and protect our clients while navigating the intricate pathways of the legal landscape. Our vision is to reshape the landscape of legal services through innovation, empathy, and unwavering dedication to our clients. We envision a future where justice is accessible to all, where legal complexities are simplified, and where the law becomes a tool for positive change in people’s lives.

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Empowering Rights, Ensuring Justice

We go beyond mere legal expertise – we are your steadfast allies in your quest for justice and closure. Our heritage is built on exceptional performance, and we are deeply committed to maintaining the integrity of legal principles. We serve as a pillar of support for individuals, enterprises, and entire communities. Our mission is to transform the field of legal services with cutting-edge approaches, genuine compassion, and relentless commitment to those we represent. We aspire to create a world where justice is within everyone’s reach, where the intricacies of law are made clear, and where the law serves as a catalyst for positive transformation in the lives of individuals.

We give equal attention to personal and business legal matters, understanding that each client has unique needs. For individuals, we offer compassionate, tailored guidance through life’s legal challenges, from family law to estate planning. Our approach is personal, ensuring that every individual feels heard, respected, and empowered. For businesses, we provide strategic legal solutions that cover everything from corporate governance to commercial disputes. Our expertise is in aligning legal strategies with business goals, ensuring that companies, whether small local startups or large corporations, navigate the legal landscape with confidence and clarity. In every case, our focus is on delivering results that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations, fostering long-term relationships built on trust and mutual success.

The Faces of Justice

Our Attorneys, Your Legal Guardians

Yoshiaki Sawada

Founder/ Attorney

 2002: Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo (Private Law Course)

2003-2005: Worked at Daiwa Securities SMBC Co., Ltd.

2007: Completed the Graduate School of Professional Legal Studies, Chiba University

2008: Registered as an Attorney-at-Law (Japan) at Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

2014: Completed LL.M. Course at Singapore Management University (LL.M. in Commercial Law)

Achievements & Positions

Achievements 2012

Represented small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in a case where significant losses were incurred by SMEs due to derivative transactions promoted by banks. Achieved a settlement with the bank involving a halving of the loss amount.

2013

Represented a Japanese company in an investment project by an American company, supporting from condition negotiation and contract conclusion negotiation to the execution of the investment.

2013

Represented employees in a labor dispute case between a Japanese company and its employees employed in the United States, resulting in a settlement where the company paid a substantial settlement amount to the employees.

2016

Represented employees in a case where a company sued former employees for defamation and other charges related to comments made on a website about the company’s working environment. Achieved a settlement favorable to the employees.

2018-2020

Represented multiple medical corporations and hospitals in management rights succession cases, supporting each party until the completion of the succession of management rights.

2020

Supported the transferor side in a business transfer case of a regional securities company, from searching and selecting the transferee, through condition and contract negotiations, negotiations with authorities, adjustment of interests of stakeholders, to the conclusion, execution, and completion of the contract (including notification to the authorities), resulting in a successful transfer.

2019-2023

Provided consistent support (including litigation representation) in cooperation with the legal department of a major domestic manufacturer regarding inspection misconduct. This included negotiations for compensation with many related parties such as suppliers, administrative responses, and procedures for resolving disputes and litigation.”

2011

“Analysis of Investigation Reports on Misconduct in Listed Companies (4) – The Responsibility of Parent Company Auditors in Cases of Subsidiary Misconduct”

(Published in Takarayama Printing Disclosure News, July 2011 issue)

2012

“Manual for Handling Human Rights Relief Petition Cases” (Co-authored, edited by the Human Rights Protection Committee of the First Tokyo Bar Association)

2017

“Summary Report on the Field Survey of the Intellectual Property System in Singapore”

(Joint Survey by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations Intellectual Property Center & Attorney Intellectual Property Network)

2015

Keynote Lecture “Startups, Ventures, and Legal Sense” at the “Industry-Academia Collaboration 1-Day Workshop: Innovation BUSO,” hosted by the Hosei University Tama Exchange Center & Machida New Industry Creation Center.

January 2016 –

Member of the Lawyer Business Reform Committee, International Division, First Tokyo Bar Association

April 2018 –

Member of the International Exchange Committee, First Tokyo Bar Association

December 2017 –

Member of the Full-Term Meeting, First Tokyo Bar Association

2018–2019

Councilor, First Tokyo Bar Association

2019 –

Member of the Qualification Examination Committee, First Tokyo Bar Association

December 2016 –

Full Member of the Hiroshima Vietnam Association, a Specified Nonprofit Corporation

2017–2019

Outside Director of Tatsumi Planning Co., Ltd.

Maurice L Rabb Esq.

Legal Consultant

international business lawyer, legal tech evangelist, recruiter, professor, talent management consultant, personal development & career coach, diversity & inclusion advocate, and social entrepreneur.

21st century lawyering, legal technology, education technology, HR technology, start-ups, data-driven decision-making, cross-border legal and business matters, 21st century education, eradicating educational inequities, promoting strong mental health, social entrepreneurship, multinational nonprofit organizations, governance of for-profit and nonprofit organizations

  • talent management & development
  • talent acquisition & retention strategies
  • career coaching
  • strengths-based development/leadership training
  • diversity & inclusion / cultural competency
  • project management
  • change management
  • strategic and management consulting
  • organizational development & transformation
  • business drafting and negotiation
  • NPO governance

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