Please feel free to contact us by E-mail for any inquiries. You are kindly requested not to call at first contact as some staffs’ comprehension of English is insufficient.
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Our law firm was founded in 1983 and has a history of over 30 years. During that time we have been growing and expanding the scale of business as responding to the changes of the times, working consistently to become a law firm with a good faith and a strong sense of responsibility for all.
Currently we have thirteen qualified lawyers working at the main office in Sapporo and at three branches in Tomakomai, Iwamizawa and Takikawa. In addition we have signed a business alliance agreement with SLOMA & CO (top-tier law firm in Shanghai, China) for cooperation in international legal affairs.
Sapporo office (the head office)
Minami-Odori Bldg. 6F, Odori Nishi-10-choume, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido, 0600042, Japan
Rise Bldg. 2F, 4-2, 1-jo Nishi-5-choume, Iwamizawa-city, Hokkaido, 0680021, Japan
1-10, Kagetsucho, Takikawa-city, Hokkaido, 0730036, Japan
Oji Fudosan’s third Bldg. 5F, 1-14, 2-choume, Omotemachi, Tomakomai-city, Hokkaido, 0530022, Japan
Our law firm has qualified lawyers with a high level of legal expertise who can provide legal services for both domestic and international cases, including but not limited to the following issues in Japanese and English.
|Amount Demanded(A)||deposits (startup fee)||remuneration (success fee)|
|not more than 3 million JPY||(A) x 0.1||(A) x 0.15|
|exceeding 3 million, not more than 30 million JPY||(A) x 0.05 + 150,000||(A) x 0.1 + 150,000|
|exceeding 30 million, not more than 300 million JPY||(A) x 0.02 + 1,050,000||(A) x 0.05 + 1,650,000|
|more than 300 million JPY||(A) x 0.01 + 4,050,000||(A) x 0.03 + 7,650,000|
All negotiable (e.g. reducing startup fee in exchange for increasing success fee)
2-2 Cases not related to payment of money
Fees shall be determined through consultation, in consideration of complexity of cases and expected time and effort.
In 1983, attorney Masashi Kodera founded “Masashi Kodera law office” in one room of an apartment in Sapporo with an area of approximately only 66 square meters where he and two clerks worked.
In 1990, an associate attorney started to work together to expand the scale of business.
In 1994, our law firm was moved to a room of the Minami-Odori Building, with an area of approximately 165 square meters.
In 1999, attorney Ryo Matsuda entered our law firm.
In 2002, our law firm was incorporated as a legal professional corporation and named “Kodera Matsuda Law office” with the amendment of the Lawyers Act. And attorney Masahiko Murata entered our law firm.
In 2003, we opened a new branch office in Iwamizawa.
In 2004, we opened a new branch office in Takikawa. And attorney Masataka Nakano entered our law firm. And our Sapporo office was renovated and enlarged to approximately 396 square meters.
In 2005, attorney Masashi Kodera became the chairperson of Sapporo Bar Association.
In 2006, attorney Masashi Kodera became the administrative director of Hokkaido Federation of Bar Associations.
In 2007, we opened a new branch office in Tomakomai. And attorney Mitsuhiro Onoda entered our law firm.
In 2008, attorney Masashi Kodera became the vice-president of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
In 2010, we signed a business alliance agreement with SLOMA & CO (a law firm in Shanghai, China) to promote cooperation and exchange in international legal affairs.
In 2013, we marked the 30th anniversary of our founding.
In 2016, attorney Ryo Matsuda became the vice-chairperson of Sapporo Bar Association.
In 2017, we have currently thirty staffs: thirteen lawyers and seventeen clerks.