Masuda Funai Represents ECHO in Headquarter Expansion


CHICAGO - Masuda, Funai, Eifert, & Mitchell, Ltd. is representing ECHO, Inc. in the 49,835 square-foot expansion of its world headquarters in Lake Zurich, Illinois. The headquarters are situated on 35 acres, and together with existing buildings, house 578,000 square-feet of corporate offices, manufacturing and distribution operations. ECHO is a subsidiary of Yamabiko Corporation of Japan, and is a developer and manufacturer of professional-grade, outdoor power equipment for both commercial and homeowner markets.

ECHO, Inc. is represented by Masuda Funai Principal, Keith Groebe, who has extensive experience representing foreign and domestic companies in commercial real estate transactions.

"This is a special project for us as we guided ECHO on its original land purchase and initial 80,000 square-feet facility construction in 1983, and on all of its subsequent expansions," Groebe said. "We have had the privilege of representing ECHO since its establishment more than 40 years ago and our relationship with ECHO reflects the kind of long-term client relationships we have maintained for decades because of the quality of our legal work and willingness to go above and beyond our client expectations."

About Masuda Funai's Real Estate Practice Group

Masuda Funai's Real Estate Group provides counsel in all aspects of the ownership, financing, development and leasing of real property for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. Services include assistance with site selection, due diligence, contract negotiations, procurement of economic development incentives and real estate tax management.

About Masuda Funai

Masuda Funai is a full-service corporate law firm, headquartered in Chicago, representing international and domestic companies operating and investing in the United States. With legal professionals located in Chicago, Schaumburg and Los Angeles, the firm services clients in every aspect of 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; dispute resolution; intellectual property; business litigation; patent and other intellectual property litigation; creditors' rights and business risk management; and structuring the distribution and sale of products and services throughout the U.S. Masuda Funai services a diverse client base across many industries, including manufacturers; transportation and logistics businesses; construction companies; professional service organizations; electronics and technology companies; suppliers of food, household and outdoor goods; and financial and investment institutions.

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