MINAMI LEW TAMAKI by sanmelody


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                                                MINAMI, LEW & TAMAKI L.L.P.

        ounded in 1974 with offices in           highest rating for competence and eth-                KPIX’s anchor Sydnie Kohara, KGO’s
        San Francisco and Silicon Valley         ics. Each practice area has successfully              anchor Elizabeth Bermudez and Carolyn
        (Los Gatos), the 19-lawyer firm          handled a wide range of cases and is led              Tyler, KRON’s anchors Tom Sinkovitz and
of Minami, Lew & Tamaki LLP prac-                by a partner selected as one of the 2004              Wendy Tokuda as well as reporters in
tices in the areas of Employment and             or 2005 Super Lawyers. Consistent with                these local stations.
Labor (wrongful discharge, harassment,           the globalization of Bay Area business,
discrimination, wage and hour disputes);         the firm’s attorneys and staff are bilin-             The firm has been involved in a num-
Immigration (emphasizing employment              gual in Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin,                ber of high-profile cases, including
visas); Commercial Litigation (contract          Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, French                  Korematsu v. the United States, over-
disputes, consumer fraud and unfair busi-        and Tagalog.                                          turning Fred Korematsu’s WWII convic-
ness practices); Business and Corporate                                                                tion for defying orders interning 120,000
(acquisitions, start-up companies, licens-       A SMALL FIRM WITH                                     Americans of Japanese ancestry, West v.
ing, real estate, and non-profit corpora-                                                              AF, Inc., representing a class of women
tions); Personal Injury (including death         EXPERIENCE, DEPTH                                     against Abercrombie & Fitch, Inc. for
and catastrophic injury, products, prem-
ises liability, and automobile accidents);
                                                 AND DIVERSITY OF                                      employment discrimination, Donnelly v.
                                                                                                       U.S. Department of Agriculture, a class
Criminal Defense (federal/state prosecu-
tions and specializing in white collar),
                                                 PRACTICES                                             action employment discrimination case,
                                                                                                       and Patrick Hayashi, the lucky fan who
Family Law (dissolution/prenuptial agree-        The firm’s clients include Visa International,        ended up with Barry Bond’s 73rd home-
ments) and Entertainment Law (talent             the California HealthCare Foundation, the             run ball, only to be sued by another
representation, independent film, public         Consulate General of Japan, the City and              falsely claiming that Hayashi had stolen
and cable television productions).               County of San Francisco, the San Francisco            the ball from him.
                                                 Airport, Kristi Yamaguchi, Del Monte
Minami, Lew and Tamaki is notable not            Corporation, Baker Places, Pacific Gas                MINAMI, LEW & TAMAKI L.L.P.
only for the diversity and depth of its prac-    & Electric Company, Peralta Community                 360 Post Street, 8th Floor, Union Square
tices but by the quality of representation       College District, the California State                San Francisco, CA 94108
it provides to clients. The firm has earned      University Sacramento Trust Foundation,               PH: 415-788-9000 • FX: 415-398-3887
an “a-v” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, its       CNN’s evening news anchor Erica Hill,                 www.mltsf.com

s upe rl a wyers. com                                                                                                       August 2005           S-XX

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