International Inheritance and Estate Planning

We are among a select group of Japanese law firms offering tailor-made solutions to high-net-worth, non-Japanese individuals in the areas of estate planning and inheritance matters. Our diverse clientele comes from all regions of the world, and includes family business owners, company founders and investors.

International Expertise

As the world becomes more globalized, it is more important than ever to take an international approach to matters impacting high-net-worth individuals. Succession and tax laws vary enormously from country to country, as do certain aspects of family law. To properly serve our clients, the Japanese lawyers in our private client practice group regularly attend international seminars and conferences, and our firm employs three full-time US-licensed attorneys.

One-Stop Shop

International inheritance and estate planning matters are complicated under the best of circumstances. That’s why we take advantage of our global network of law firms and accounting firms to offer a full range of services covering legal, tax, and financial issues. We also work closely with the client’s own advisors (including attorneys, accountants, and investment firms). This integrated approach produces the most seamless solutions, fewer costs, and less stress.

Getting to Know You

Each client’s unique circumstances and particular long-term goals mean that no two cases are alike. Because inheritance and estate planning matters can be so personal and sensitive, we take the time to learn about each client’s objectives and family situation before recommending a course of action. Thinking “big picture” maximizes the likelihood of a satisfying, long-term solution that meets the needs of everyone involved.

Our Services

Below are examples of some of the international private client services that we offer:

  • Inheritance matters
  • International estate planning
  • Estate administration
  • Will contests and other estate-related disputes
  • Succession planning for family businesses



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