About Masuda Funai

Founded by Thomas Masuda in 1929, Masuda Funai has grown to over 40 attorneys and three offices, located in downtown and suburban Chicago and Los Angeles. The firm is 37% minority-owned and the professionals in our Midwest and West Coast offices service our more than 1,500 clients, many of which have been represented by the firm for decades. Masuda Funai strives to establish long-term relationships with clients by providing customized legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Our practice was built on representing international companies entering, operating and investing in the United States. For more than 80 years, we have guided our clients through the complex legal network in the U.S. Whether you're a small corporation locating in the U.S. for the first time, or an established global entity, we have the knowledge, experience and cultural understanding to represent you successfully. We can assist you with every aspect of your business including: establishing, acquiring, and financing operations; ownership, development and leasing of real estate; transfer of overseas employees to the U.S.; employment, labor, and benefits counseling and dispute resolution; intellectual property, copyright and trademark; business litigation services from simple to complex commercial disputes and bankruptcy secured creditors' rights; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S.

Our broad client base spans many different industries and technologies. We represent leading manufacturers and distributors of automotive parts, machine tools, printing presses and electronics. Other clients include financial institutions; transportation and construction companies; professional service organizations; computer and technology companies; and suppliers of food, household and outdoor goods.