Shimpei Kawasaki

Managing Attorney


Tel: (917) 546-9255

Bar Admissions 

New York / New Jersey

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Shimpei Kawasaki is the founder of Kawasaki Law Office PLLC. Shimpei has extensive knowledge of the hospitality industry in New York City and in Japan. His first job was at a busy Izakaya-style franchise restaurant in Gunma-ken, Japan where he worked as a chef. In 2009, Shimpei and his brother opened their first restaurant “imari” in the same building where their late grandmother also ran her own Genghis Khan restaurant in the 70s. Shimpei has experience in establishing yakitori, izakaya, kaiseki, oyster bar, burger, and steakhouse restaurants as well as bars. He is fluent in Japanese and is well versed in the business culture of Japan.

After graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law with J.D., Shimpei provided legal assistance on a contractual basis to top law firms in NYC for antitrust litigations involving Japanese corporations.

When Shimpei is not in the office, he enjoys cooking for his wife and walking his dog. When he is not cooking for his wife or walking his dog, he trains in Muay Thai.


Go Kobayashi

Of Counsel

Tel: (808) 679-2049

Go Kobayashi is the founder of Go Law Office LLLC in the State of Hawaii. Go and his firm serve as Kawasaki Law Office's of counsels. 

Go offers comprehensive and practical legal assistance to Japanese companies and to individuals seeking to advance their businesses. Go and his firm are well-versed in the hospitality industry in the State of Hawaii.

Go's main practices include corporate law for company foundation and corporate governance, commercial law for general contracts, and immigration law for visas. He previously practiced with Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel in Honolulu, Hawaii.