Shin Iwata

Shinichiro M. Iwata

Senior Associate

Shinichiro Iwata has significant experience in corporate, intellectual property and transactional matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In the area of mergers and acquisitions, Shinichiro has experience in asset, stock and membership interest purchase agreements.

Financings

With financings he has handled venture capital, angel, equity, bridge and debt financings; stock purchase, voting, ROFR and co-sale and investor rights agreements; promissory notes and note purchase agreements; and Islamic financing, including Shari’ah compliant transactions.

Commercial Contracts

He also has experience with commercial contracts, including distribution, marketing, settlement, supply, purchase, non-disclosure, lease and consulting agreements.

Corporate Governance and General Counsel

He has dealt with the formation and dissolution of corporations, LLCs, LPs and nonprofit entities, as well as stock option plans, federal and state securities laws compliance, and regulatory compliance (ITAR/EAR/OFAC, FDA/CDPH, BEA, FCPA, and HSR), and board minutes and resolutions. He is also familiar with the rights and remedies of debtors and creditors in bankruptcies and assignments for benefit of creditors.

Intellectual Property and Data Privacy

Shinichiro has been involved with intellectual property matters, including US trademark prosecution; software, trademark, patent and other license agreements; software-as-a-service agreements; and joint development and other R&D agreements. He has knowledge of compliance with US data security and privacy laws, website privacy policies and terms and conditions.

Insolvency Proceedings

Shinichiro also has experience on dealing with insolvency proceedings, particularly in relation to the rights and remedies of debtors and creditors in bankruptcies and assignments for the benefit of creditors.

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Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D.
  • New York University, B.S., cum laude

Admissions

  • California

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Alliance of Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

  • Co-Presenter, License Agreement Negotiation Demonstration as part of the summer program “International IP Transactions” at Bucerius Law School, the top ranked law school in Hamburg, Germany, July 19, 2017.
  • Co-Presenter, License Agreement Negotiation Demonstration as part of the summer program “International IP Transactions” at Bucerius Law School, the top ranked law school in Hamburg, Germany, July 20, 2016.
  • Co-presenter, “Negotiating M&A Agreements: Smooth Solutions for the 10 Stickiest Clauses,” National Business Institute, December 11, 2014.