Ryutaro “Rudy” Hirota, the managing attorney, heads the firm with over twenty-five years of experience serving domestic and multinational clients. Rudy’s specialization is in corporate contracts, but he also has significant experience with corporate transactions, including corporate counseling, intellectual property licensing, employment law, corporate immigration, and a variety of other corporate client needs. Rudy frequently advises corporations on strategies to achieve the client’s business goals.
After graduating law school from U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall in 1989, Rudy served as a law clerk in Federal Courts, including for the 9th Circuit for Justice Thurgood Marshall. Following his clerkships, Rudy worked for O’Melveny and Myers for four years, where he focused on providing legal representation for Japanese corporate clients. He began his own law office in 1997, continuing to provide service to clients who require Japanese-speaking counsel.
Due to the needs of the community, Rudy has expanded his practice from working primarily with corporate clients to serve members of the Japanese and Japanese-speaking community through providing a variety of personal legal services, including immigration law, employment law, estate planning and probate, family law, landlord-tenant law, personal injury law, and civil litigation.
J.D., U.C. Berkeley School of Law, Boalt Hall, 1989
B.A., U.C. Berkeley, 1985