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Tim Hammersmith Co-Authors an Article For Business Houmu Magazine - The Third Segment


Tim Hammersmith, Principal at Masuda Funai, co-authored the article, “Basic Fundamentals of Real Estate Ownership & Leasing in the United States in Comparison with the Laws of Japan,” for Business Houmu Magazine, a very well-known legal magazine in Japan published by Chuokeizaisha, that is widely read amongst Japanese attorneys and members of corporate legal departments.

The article, which will be segmented over four issues, is written in collaboration with Japanese attorneys of Matsuda & Partners and Okuno & Partners in Japan. The third segment, entitled “A Leasehold Interest in the U.S. Real Estate” was published in the August 2023 issue. For more information about the third segment and/or to subscribe to Business Houmu Magaine, please visit

The final segment on the topic of “Regulations on Foreign Investment and Use of U.S. Real Estate” is to follow in the September 2023 issue.

The first segment, which discusses “Ownership of U.S. Real Estate”, was published in the May 2023 issue, and the second segment on the topic of “Transfer of U.S. Real Estate Ownership Rights; Perfection” was published in the July 2023 issue.