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Languages spoken: English, Japanese

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 20%
  2. Franchising: 20%
  3. M & A: 20%
  4. Investment Fraud: 20%
  5. Corporate: 20%

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Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

20 Pacifica
Suite 1100
Irvine, CA, 92618


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
M&A Lawyer of the YearThe Best Lawyers in America2015
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Corporate Compliance Lawyer of the YearThe Best Lawyers in America2013
Corporate Lawyer of the YearThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAtkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo2011 - Present
Of CounselLuce Forward2008 - 2011
PartnerGordon & Rees2007 - 2008
PartnerSnell & Wilmer1998 - 2006
PartnerMcIntyre Burns & Gay1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California International Law SectionExecutive Committee Member, Programs Committee Chair2014 - Present
Japan America Society, Southern California ChapterBoard of Governers Member2008 - Present
State Bar of California Business Law SectionExecutive Committee Member, CFO2002 - 2005
State Bar of California, Standing Committee on Cyberspace LawChair2001 - 2002
Publication nameTitleDate
California International Law JournalImmigrant Investor Visas and Diversification: An Application of Modern Portfolio Theory to EB-5 Regional Centers2015
Emerging Companies Guide: A Resource for Professionals and EntrepreneursCh. 11: Internet and Online Business Activities2011
Business Law NewsUCITA: The Lines Are Drawn In California2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawJapanese LawLL.M - Master of Laws1984
University of WashingtonFinance, International Business, Business EconomicsMBA1983
University of Washington School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of WashingtonEconomics, Japan Regional StudiesBA, BA1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly meetingEstate Planning for Private Japanese Companies2011
Graduate School of Business and ManagementForeign Market Entry2011
The Paul Merage School of BusinessForeign Market Entry2009
Argyros School of Business and EconomicsCorporate Governance in the International Context2009
Doing Business in ChinaUnderstanding the Legal Issues2008
Software and Technology CommitteePodcasting: Your Customers Are Using Them. Are You?2006