Legal Services & Resources
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.
David R. Socher Legal Services:
International Business Transactions
Drafting & Negotiating Contracts
Drafting & Negotiating Distribution, Sales & Licensing Agreements
Domestic & Foreign Entity Establishment
Cannabis Related Business & Litigation
Solar & Renewable Energy Projects
Japan Related Transactions
US & International Trademark Registrations
United States District Court, Northern District for California
United States District Court, Central District for California
Contra Costa County Superior Court
Alameda County Superior Court
San Francisco County Superior Court
San Mateo County Superior Court
Marin County Superior Court
Solano County Superior Court
Stanislaus County Superior Court
Arbitration and Mediation Services:
JAMS Mediation, Arbitration, ADR Services
Northern California District Export Council
Oakland Export Assistance Center
San Francisco Export Assistance Center
San Jose Export Assistance Center
United States Patent and Trademark Office
World Intellectual Property Organization
JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)