Keith K. Suzuka

Partner

Keith Kiyoshi Suzuka is a partner 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.


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Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii

Education

  • 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
Real Estate and Real Estate Development
  • 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.
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