Ms. Nakasaka is has been an entrepreneur for over 27 years, and an attorney since December of 1996. She has extensive real estate investing experience, and has been actively involved in multi-million dollar real estate development projects.
Her initial experience as an attorney has been in intellectual property law. Ms. Nakasaka has consulted innumerable businesses with trademark; trade secrets; and copyrights. She has also assisted start-up businesses with everything from business plans to obtaining funding from angel investors as well as venture capitalists.
In November of 2004, Ms. Nakasaka, with the assistance of co-counsel, argued and submitted to theUnited States Court of Appeals Ninth Circuit regarding a complex trademark infringement case in which there was a successful jury verdict of $5.9 million. That argument became a published opinion: Watec Co., Ltd. v. Liu, 403 F. 3d 645 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2005
Ms. Nakasaka believes in pragmatic approaches to complex issues. She considers resolving matters expeditiously and amicably to the extent possible. She understands that litigations are costly and can be mentally taxing to the client; and she resorts to litigation only after careful consideration that it is in the best interest of the client.
Languages spoken: English, Japanese
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2009|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2008|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2007|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Los Angeles Superior Court||2006|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Bet Tzedek Legal Services||2001|
|Attorney||Law Office||1996 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Toastmasters International||Area Governor||2009 - Present|
|Watec Co. Ltd. v. Watec Company America||Jury verdict of $5.9 million|
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|Pepperdine University School of Law||Mediation||Mediating Litigated Cases||2007|
|Toastmasters International||Criminal Defense||2010|
|Small Business Administration||Entity Formation||2000|