Kenichi Yagi

Phone

713.522.2270

Email

ky@am-law.com

Education (学歴、受賞、資格)

  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1999
    • Judge Mary Bacon Scholarship, 1999
  • Certified Mediator, 1998

ヒューストン大学法科大学院、法務博士、1999年取得

メアリー・ベーコン裁判官奨学金、1999年授与

公認調停人、1998年

  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1996
    • Member, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
    • Student-Athlete Award, 1996

マサチューセッツ州立大学ローウェル校、学士(magna cum laude)、1996年卒業

メンバー、Alpha Kappa Deltaオーナーソサエティ

スポーツ学生賞、1996年 

Admissions (登録)

  • State Bar of Texas, 1999

テキサス州弁護士資格、1999年取得

  • State Bar of New York, 2007

ニューヨーク州弁護士資格、2007年取得

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2006

第五巡回区合衆国控訴裁判所、2006年

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2001

テキサス州南部地区合衆国地方裁判所、2001年

  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2012

テキサス州西部地区合衆国地方裁判所、2012年

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2014

ウィスコンシン州東部地区合衆国地方裁判所、2014年

Professional Affiliations (所属)

  • Secretary General, Japanese Association of Greater Houston, 2015~Present

幹事長、グレーターヒューストン日本人会、2015~現在

  • Vice President—Legal, Japanese Association of Greater Houston, 2012~Present

特命副会長(法務)、グレーターヒューストン日本人会、2012~現在

  • Associate Member, Japan Business Association of Houston

準会員、ヒューストン日本商工会

Kenichi Yagi is one of a few, if not the only, native Japanese-speaking attorneys in Texas with successful experience as both a corporate transactional lawyer and a litigator. His clients have come to know him for his dependability and his efficient handling of cases. Mr. Yagi also assists clients with in a wide variety of practice areas, which makes him a valuable member of the Adair Myers Graves Stevenson legal team.

Born and raised in Japan, Mr. Yagi moved to the United States when he was seventeen. He graduated from high school in the United States and then attended the University of Massachusetts, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree Magna Cum Laude. Mr. Yagi then earned his law degree from The University of Houston Law Center and became a certified mediator.

Mr. Yagi worked for twenty years at a boutique litigation firm in Houston before joining Adair Myers Graves Stevenson. After ten years of litigation practice, he started focusing on serving the legal needs of the Japanese community. In addition to litigation, Mr. Yagi is experienced in a broad range of corporate and individual legal issues, including drafting complex commercial contracts, real estate, intellectual property, and consulting on family law matters. When appropriate, Mr. Yagi has a network of specialists who can best assist in serving the client’s needs. Mr. Yagi’s diverse experience coupled with 20 years of contacts in the legal profession enables him to cost-effectively handle virtually any legal issue.

In addition to being licensed to practice in the state of Texas, Mr. Yagi is also licensed to practice in the state of New York, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Yagi is proud to serve as Secretary General and Specially-Appointed Vice President of Legal Affairs of the Japanese Association of Greater Houston and is also an associate member of the Japan Business Association of Houston. He enjoys assisting the Houston Japanese community with all of their legal matters and is happy to meet with new clients to discuss their legal issues and possible solutions.

Practice Areas (業務内容)

Corporate and Transactional. Advising domestic and international clients (mainly restaurants, manufacturers, product distributors, and other service businesses) on various corporate, transactional, and employment matters, including:

企業法務: 以下を含む米国内、国外のクライアント(主にレストラン、メーカー、製品販社, サービス業) への企業法務及び雇用案件業務

  • Employment law, including consultation on wage and hours/compensation review, exempt v. non-exempt analysis, employee handbook, termination, employment benefits, confidentiality/non-compete/non-solicitation, and federal and state employment statutes and preparation and review of related documents

労働・雇用法関連(賃金・労働時間管理、残業手当の適用対象外と非適用対象、従業員規定、雇用・解雇時の支援、福利厚生、非開示規定・競合禁止規定・勧誘禁止規定、州・連邦制定法による法的アドバイスおよび関連書類の作成・確認)

  • Negotiating, reviewing, and drafting commercial documents, including sales and purchase agreements, distributorship agreements, asset purchase agreement, clinical trial agreement under Investigative Device Exemption, product manuals and warnings, guaranty agreements, license agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, and commercial lease agreements;

各種契約の交渉、確認及び作成: 製品売買契約、代理店・販売店契約、資産買収契約、治験医療機器の適用免除上での臨床試験契約、製品マニュアル・ウォーニング(注意書き)、支払保証契約、ライセンス契約、秘密保持契約、コンサルタント契約、企業リース契約など

  • Entity formation and registration and corporate governance, including drafting operating agreements and resolutions, corporate governance and compliance, and related consultation (many for Japanese companies);

法人設立、付属定款、書面決議の作成、コーポレートガバナンス・コンプライアンス及びそれらに関する法的アドバイス(主に日系企業の米国現地法人設立・進出支援)

  • Trademark registration, maintenance, and assignment;

商標登録・維持・譲渡

  • Insurance coverage and indemnity obligation analysis;

保険カバレッジ、損害保障義務等に関する法的アドバイス

  • Anti-trust and anti-dumping concerns.
  • 独占禁止法・反ダンピング法関連
  • Consulting on family and estate planning matters.

離婚・遺産相続に関しての相談

Civil Litigation. Managing and assisting in a wide range of civil litigation matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as in mediation and arbitration, including:

民事訴訟: 州・連邦裁判所、調停、仲裁における各種民事案件の対応・処理

  • Contract and business disputes with significant experience in disputes relating to Uniform Commercial Code;

UCC関連の案件を含む各種契約・商務案件

  • Employment disputes, including discrimination, wrongful termination, and unemployment;

雇用(差別、不当解雇、失業保険など)

  • Intellectual Property Dispute (trademarks, copyrights, and unfair competition);

知的所有権関連(商標権、著作権、不正競争)

  • Promissory notes, security agreements, letters of credit and other lending issues;

約束手形、支払い保証、信用状、貸付

  • Products liability and warranties;

PL(製造物責任)および製品保証

  • Commercial, automobile, and homeowners insurance coverage;

保険カバレッジ(企業、自動車、家屋)

  • Personal injury and wrongful death claims;

人身障害、不法生命侵害

  • Landlord-tenant disputes;

借地借家関連

  • Property tax protests;

固定資産税評価額異議申立て

  • Investor complaints;

投資者によるクレーム

  • Premises liability;

管理者責任

  • Securities litigation and arbitration;

証券訴訟・仲裁

  • Medical malpractice;

医療過誤

  • Bankruptcy-related matters; and

破産関連

  • Debt negotiations and collections.

負債整理・債務回収

Miscellaneous. Advising non-profit organizations and individuals in the Japanese community in the Houston area and beyond, often on a pro bono basis.

その他: ヒューストン地区の日系NPOや個人に対しての無料相談やボランティア活動

LANGUAGES (使用言語)

  • Japanese (native)

日本語(ネイティブ)

  • English (fluent)

英語(フルーエント;ほぼネイティブレベル)