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*Attorney Admitted in California and Japan (licensed foreign attorney) at GOH Foreign Law Office  *Transactional lawyer with California law firm and in-house counsel experience  *Adjunct Lecturer


Languages spoken: Japanese, English

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 75%
  2. Business: 25%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Balam Osberto Letona

    I endorse this lawyer. If you are living in Japan or nearby and need legal advice from a California attorney look no further than Gary. He is dependable and works hard for his clients. Give him a call.


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  • Joshua Mark Surowitz

    I first met Gary in Tokyo, where we were visiting scholars studying International Business Transactions and Japanese Law, and where we had the opportunity to associate with practicing Japanese lawyers. Gary is a personable guy with significant Japan experience, and is an excellent resource for those seeking legal services in Japan."


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Goodwill AmbassadorEhime Prefecture, Japan1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal / AttorneyGOH Foreign Law Office2015 - Present
Foreign Legal AssociateEthos Law Office2013 - 2015
Attorney / OwnerLaw Office of Gary O. Haase2010 - 2013
Associate AttorneyOttone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP (formerly Abramson Church & Stave LLP)2007 - 2010
In-House CounselExelixis, Inc.2006 - 2007
Law ClerkAbramson Church & Stave LLP2004 - 2004
Associate AttorneyAbramson Church & Stave LLP2004 - 2006
Law ClerkHoover & Bechtel, LLP2003 - 2004
Law Department InternHakuhodo Inc.2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Osaka Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
UCLA Bruin Varsity ClubMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2004 - Present
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor SocietyMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
OBA Monthly Journal, Osaka Bar AssociationMember Spotlight: A Foreign Lawyer's View of the OBA and the Legal Community2015
Valley Lawyer Magazine, San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Los Angeles)Pursuing that Work-Life Balance: A California Lawyer in Japan2014
Valley Lawyer Magazine, San Fernando Valley Bar Association (Los Angeles)International Business Relations: Lawyers' Guide to Japanese Culture, History and the Law2011
The Salinas CalifornianCommunity Columnist2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - Los AngelesEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Global Session, Galleria Kameoka, Kyoto, JapanThe Influence of Culture on Laws in California and Japan2013