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David Socher's practice focuses primarily on business and litigation matters that involve foreign entities or trade. Recent litigation experience includes commercial business agricultural disputes, breach of contract and fraud. Within the context of business matters, experience includes drafting and negotiating a variety of sales, licensing, operational, distribution and intellectual property-related agreements and advising on California and foreign entity formation and operation.

David Socher lived and worked in Tokyo from 1997 to 2004 practicing law in both domestic Japanese law firms and a firm that was co-founded with Japanese attorneys. In Japan, developed a client base representing foreign and Japanese clients on matters of U.S. and Japanese law, including U.S. civil litigation, advice to U.S. companies on entity establishment and operations in foreign jurisdictions, business agreements and licensing, and matters relating to import and export of goods.

He maintains ongoing consulting relationships and acts as General Counsel to several client companies involved in a wide variety of international businesses and transactions, and has been certified in Import/Export Management.

Prior to living in Japan, worked for a Bay Area insurance defense law firm and was responsible for defending a variety of liability claims. Traveled extensively and lived in Japan, the United Kingdom, Israel and Kenya.

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David R. Socher Legal Services:

International Business Transactions

  • Business Litigation

  • Drafting & Negotiating Contracts

  • Drafting & Negotiating Distribution, Sales & Licensing Agreements

  • Domestic & Foreign Entity Establishment

  • Cannabis Related Business & Litigation

  • Solar & Renewable Energy Projects

  • Import/Export

  • Japan Related Transactions

  • US & International Trademark Registrations


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