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About our Firm

Leadz Law Office

Leadz Law Office is an Osaka-based law firm providing a comprehensive range of services including M&A and company reorganization, tax dispute resolution and family business management. Prior to founding the firm in July 2018, both partners, Hideto Nagai and Ayako Hiramatsu served as administrative judges at National Tax Tribunal, Osaka office.
We work closely with many tax attorneys who are former tax enforcement specialists and are able to develop creative approaches to problem solving.

Services

We provide a comprehensive range of services to clients. Our services include:

Dispute Resolution
– Civil disputes
– Tax disputes
– Intellectual properties (patent, trademark, design, copyright, trade secrets, etc.) disputes

Tax Matters/ Tax Planning
– Tax audit defense and appeals
– Tax planning supports

Business Succession/ Wealth Management
M&A and Reorganization
– Planning
– Due diligence
– Documentation

General Corporate
– Governance
– Finance
– Antitrust law
– Labor law

Map/Contact

Leadz Law Office

Minami-Morimachi Park Building, 7th Floor, 5-1-3 Nishitenma
Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0047 Japan

Telephone: (81) 6-6809-6233
Facsimile: (81) 6-6809-6279

Contact:contact@leadz.jp

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Attorneys

Hideto Nagai

Hideto Nagai

Hideto Nagai, a.k.a. Ben Nagai, is a co-founder of Leadz Law Office. Prior to founding Leadz Law Office, Mr. Nagai served as an administrative judge (2015-2018) at National Tax Tribunal, Osaka office. He has extensive experience in international and domestic tax issues.
Before serving as an administrative judge, Mr. Nagai worked at Ito & Mitomi, a Tokyo-based law firm registered as an associated office of Morrison & Foerster and at Morrison & Foerster, Los Angeles office where he specialized in intellectual properties disputes and represented American, Asian and Japanese clients in IP litigation matters and civil antitrust litigation matters. Mr. Nagai also has a broad range of experience in international business transactions and corporate matters.
Additionally, Mr. Nagai has several years experience as a financial analyst and financial market investor at a general trading company, sogo shosha.
Mr. Nagai is a member of the Osaka Bar Association, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations,?the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations and the Japan Tax Jurisprudence Association.
Mr. Nagai serves as an adjunct lecturer of legal writing in civil practice at Kyoto University Law School since 2017.

Education

– Kyoto University (LL.B., 1998)
– Doshisha University Law School (J.D., 2006)
– University of Southern California Gould School of Law (LL.M., 2013)

Bar Admission

– Japan (2007)

Languages

Japanese, English

Ayako Hiramatsu

Ayako Hiramatsu

Ayako Hiramatsu is a co-founder of Leadz Law Office. Prior to founding Leadz Law Office, Ms. Hiramatsu served as an administrative judge (2014-2018) at National Tax Tribunal, Osaka office. She has extensive experience in international and domestic tax issues.
Before serving as an administrative judge, Ms. Hiramatsu worked at Kyo-ei Law Office, a Osaka-based law firm where she specialized in bankruptcy matters and represented Japanese clients in civil litigation matters. Ms. Hiramatsu also has extensive experience in corporate matters and estate management matters.
Ms. Hiramatsu is a member of the Osaka Bar Association, the Japan Federation of Bar Associations,?the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations and the Japan Federation of Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Associations.

Education

– Kyoto University (LL.B.)

Bar Admission

– Japan (2002)

Languages

Japanese, English