Keith Kiyoshi Suzuka is of counsel in the firm’s Business/Real Estate Practice Group. Having spent roughly half of his professional career in Hawaii and half in Tokyo, Japan (approximately 15 years), Keith brings a unique set of skills, experience and perspective in servicing our firm’s clients.
- Hawaii, 1984
- U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
- J.D. (1984) University of California, Hastings College of the Law
- B.A. (1979) University of Hawaii at Manoa with High Honors, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa
- Certificate of Completion (2012) Cornell Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management
- Certificate of Completion (1981) Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku, Hirakata-Shi, Osaka, Japan
- Acquisitions & Dispositions
- Residential, Retail & Commercial Leasing
- Adjunct Professor, American Property Law, Keio University, School of Law (Fall 2006; Fall 2005)
- Speaker, Japanese Legal Market, Developments in Japanese Law and Related Areas
- Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Translation Experts Council for the Ministry of Justice of Japan, Quasi-Member, 2005 - 2006
- Law Translation Experts Council for the Ministry of Justice of Japan, Official Member, 2007 - 2012
- Hawaii State Bar Association, 1984 - Present
- Hawaii Bar, Section on Real Property & Financial Services, Member, 1984 - Present
- Gaikokuho Bengoshi, Daini Tokyo Bengoshikai, 2000 - 2012
- Japan: A Primer for Lawyers, Hawaii Bar Association CLE, 2007.
- Co-author, Chapter on Japanese Real Property and Securitization Law, Wolters Kluwer Law and Business/Aspen Publishers, pp 263 to 330, October, 2007.
- Committee of Specialists for the Translation of Japanese Laws Translation Team for the English translation of Japan’s Copyright Act.
- Editor of Japan, A Primer for Lawyers, Hawaii State Bar Association CLE, 2007.