If you’re looking for help understanding the intricacies of international business, look no further than Alan.
Alan handles “whatever the Japanese get involved in”. He has experience in assisting Japanese companies and individual investors and other Asia-based and foreign clients in real estate and commercial transactions (e.g., commercial real estate, golf courses, hotels, business sales and acquisitions), mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, corporate and other business matters. He also handles administrative matters such as licensing applications for insurance companies, including captive insurers, liquor license and franchise registrations. In addition, Alan has often been sought for his assistance with business visa applications for foreign clients.
After graduating from law school, Alan served as law clerk to the late Honorable Yoshimi Hayashi of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court.
OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
Born and raised in Japan, Alan reads, writes and speaks fluent Japanese. He is also knowledgeable in Japanese cultural and business practices. Alan is a sports enthusiast and has attended a Super Bowl, a Sugar Bowl, an NBA Finals game, the U.S. Open Golf Tournament and countless Major League Baseball games among other sporting events. He loves to travel and has visited 30 countries on 6 different continents to date. In his spare time Alan enjoys going to movies and listening to J-Pop and K-Pop music.
University of California at Davis, J.D., 1984
University of Hawai‘i, B.A., 1975
State Courts of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court of Hawai‘i
Hawai‘i State and American Bar Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Inter-Pacific Bar Association, Secretary General 2011-2013
International Bar Association
AWARDS & HONORS
The Best Lawyers in America, 2019