Backed by extensive experience in Japan and other parts of Asia, Ohashi & Horn LLP has seen a steady increase in business from Japanese companies wanting to set up operations in the United States, particularly in New York and Texas.
“We’re focused on understanding the Japanese business mindset, their objectives, and knowing what they’re interested in,” said Founding Partner Jeff Horn, Jr., a fluent speaker of Japanese.
“We have a very different business model. I enjoy representing like-minded Japanese clients. I think that the number of Japanese companies looking to relocate here is mind-boggling. Over the next 10 years, there’s going to be a definite shift as Texas gets more noticed,” Horn added.
With offices in Dallas, New York and Tokyo, Ohashi & Horn helps Japanese clients understand the American business environment and facilitate integration into the American market. Among its specialties are mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, employment, and intellectual property rights.
The firm’s lawyers have provided its services and expertise to more than a hundred multinational companies in the electronics, finance, chemicals, software, petroleum, and real estate sectors, such as Toyota, Hitachi, Kikkoman and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi.
Despite the high number of large clients, Ohashi & Horn’s clientele also includes entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and mid-size businesses.