Monika R. Oyama

Associate, Chicago
Phone: 312.245.7500

Monika Oyama is a member of the Business, Distribution and Sales, and Intellectual Property practice groups of Masuda Funai.

Her corporate practice focuses on entity selection and formation, mergers, acquisitions, financing, and restructurings. With regards to intellectual property matters, Ms. Oyama regularly represents clients on trademark prosecution and maintenance and various IP transactions, including IP assignments and licensing, software and technology development arrangements, and research and testing arrangements. She also counsels clients on IP and trade secret protection, privacy policy issues, sales representative and distributorship relationships, and manufacture and supply arrangements.

A native Japanese speaker with understanding of both the U.S. and Japan business cultures, Ms. Oyama is a strong member of Masuda Funai's Japan practice, supporting Japanese companies as they enter, grow, and thrive in the U.S. market.

Ms. Oyama joined the firm in 2013, and is admitted to practice law in Illinois.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted in the representation of clients in numerous asset and stock purchases and sales involving various industries, including software, clothing brands, injection molding, healthcare, automotive and industrial products. 

  • Represented clients on intra-company and inter-company financing arrangements.

  • Advised the U.S. subsidiary of a leading global supplier of industrial power products on the restructuring of their business.


    • "A New Route to Raise Capital and Realize Your Dream," Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago Newsletter, March 2014
    • "The Changes in the Role of Assignment of Securities: Asset Based Lending," 41 Horitsugaku Kenkyu 1-19, 2009


    • Utilizing Professional Skills and Education from Outside the United States During the Pacific Century - ABA Section of International Law 2016 Fall Conference; Tokyo, Japan, October 20, 2016

Practice Areas


  • Japanese


  • The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Keio University, LL.B, 2010


  • Illinois

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association