Having successfully negotiated, documented and closed billions of dollars of commercial transactions and investments into the U.S. and abroad, Masuda Funai takes pride in consistently delivering exceptionally high-quality, comprehensive and practical transactional legal counsel to businesses based around the globe and throughout the country. Most of our clients are foreign-owned companies seeking to do business and maximize their investments in the U.S. and we are the leader in mid-market Japanese mergers and acquisitions in the United States. Foreign-owned businesses require a high level of multicultural understanding and often have a distinct management approach. We understand many different perspectives and are committed to serving as a bridge to companies entering and doing business in the domestic market.
Our firm represents companies of all sizes in all phases of the business life cycle. Our experience ranges from complex M&A and financing transactions, to tax analysis and real estate deals, to joint ventures and other development arrangements, to general day-to-day operations counsel. We advise multinational companies in the establishment and growth of their operations and facilities in the U.S., frequently serving as their U.S. general legal counsel. Additionally, with the great majority of our transactions having some cross-border aspect, we are well versed in the regulatory issues that affect our clients’ transactions in the international environment, particularly in the areas of commercial (dual-use) and defense related export licensing, compliance and enforcement matters, U.S. trade sanctions, customs compliance and national security (e.g., Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States [CFIUS]) reviews. In everything we do, we focus on providing timely and highly personal services that fit our client’s time zone and commercial agenda.
Our attorneys take the time to clearly explain U.S. law and business practices every step of the way — and frequently in our client’s native language. Whether we are negotiating the terms of a deal or analyzing the risk inherent in a given transaction, our extensive economic and cultural understanding allows us to make doing business in the U.S. a more streamlined process.
Our unique ability to overcome the challenges international companies and executives face when operating in the U.S. demonstrates not only our understanding of the law, but also our unwavering sensitivity to distinct cultures and their specific commercial drivers. As a testament to our dedication, commitment, meticulous work product and ability to adapt, we are proud that relationships with many of our foreign-owned clients have continued for decades. Regardless of our client’s country of origin, industry or product line, our attorneys are experienced negotiators and counselors who deliver the perspective, depth, legal acuity, cultural intelligence and business acumen to guide them through even the most sophisticated matters and transactions.