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Colin Kawaguchi counsels emerging and established companies in the areas of corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, financings, and general business matters.  He advises businesses on a variety of commercial transactions, including agreements related to consulting, licensing, supply, and distribution. Through the course of his representations, Colin has gained experience in such industry sectors as biotech, financial services, information technology, hospitality, and insurance.  Colin (Masashi) has written and oral fluency in Japanese.

I work with clients with an active curiosity. My clients’ industries, businesses, and relationships pique my curiosity, and I design strategies that align with the clients’ priorities and motivations.

  • Biotech
  • Communication
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Manufacturing & Distribution

Clients care most about cost-effective and timely delivery of a quality work product. Our clients also care about having access to trustworthy and reliable legal counsel in their community.

Cost and uncertainty are common challenges. By providing top-level legal services at non-Big Law billing rates, my colleagues and I help clients keep costs at manageable levels that correspond to their needs. By emphasizing communication and transparency, we help clients navigate the uncertainty associated with purchasing legal services.

I approach my work for clients as though I am performing services for my family. I believe each client deserves an attorney that they trust, a professional advisor who addresses their concerns with focus and precision, along with care and respect for the client’s true priorities.

I enjoy being part of a team that uses its creative energies and resources to help clients build lasting and profitable legacies.

  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 2008
  • Japanese American Bar Association, Board Member, 2016 – present; Member since 2011
  • Japanese American Bar Association Educational Foundation, Board Member, 2015 – present
  • Van Etten Suzumoto & Sipprelle LLP, Westlake Village, CA, 2012 – 2014 

Our litigators protect what our business clients and transactional attorneys have built together.