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Masuda Funai Welcomes Visiting Foreign Attorney Koichiro Sato


Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. welcomes Koichiro Sato as a Visiting Foreign Attorney in its Chicago office. Mr. Sato comes to Masuda Funai from the law firm of Abe, Ikubo & Katayama based in Tokyo, Japan. He is a licensed Japanese attorney and a Certified Public Accountant in Japan, as well as a Solicitor in England and Wales. Mr. Sato further strengthens Masuda Funai's Japanese services team and brings to the Firm strong legal expertise in litigation, intellectual property disputes, restructuring and insolvency matters, and cross-border transactions.

Mr. Sato received an LL.M. in Law, Science & Technology from Stanford Law School in 2020. He holds a Master of Management of Technology degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management (Tokyo, Japan) and an LL.B. degree from Keio University (Tokyo, Japan). Mr. Sato is fluent in Japanese and English.

"We are delighted to have Koichiro working with us," said George Kobayashi, the president of Masuda Funai. "His deep understanding of both U.S. and Japanese law, and his diverse commercial practice enhances Masuda Funai's ability to counsel our many Japanese clients in the United States."

For more than 90 years, Masuda Funai has been the premier legal advisor for Japanese and foreign companies doing business in the United States.