Shimpei Kawasaki

Managing Attorney


Tel: (917) 546-9255

Bar Admissions 

New York / New Jersey


Miki Motegi-Hall
Legal Assistant

Tel: (917) 546-9255


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 daughter. He also enjoys practicing his Muay Thai.

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Miki Motegi-Hall was born in Kanagawa, Japan and relocated to New York City in the mid-’90s, where she gained immense knowledge of the corporate world by working for hallmark entities like All Nippon Airways and Japan National Tourism Organization.


Miki then expanded her corporate experience further by working as a salesperson for Vicus Partners, a New York-based commercial real estate leasing firm. At Vicus, she assisted elite Japanese clients with her knowledge of restaurant leases and retail spaces. She also helpped them navigate the often-complicated process of restaurant establishment.


In addition to being well-versed in corporate dynamics, Miki is also a seasoned writer and orator; in fact, her thesis depicting how both Millennials and Generation Z work, live, and play, in the midst of commercial real estate landscape changes in New York City, provides an immensely popular anthropological study among Japanese organization and she is often invited to seminars and webinars to speak of her findings.


She has two college-aged children. Outside of work, Miki enjoys practicing her Tai Chi and drinking delicious cocktails.

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. 

Go Kobayashi

Of Counsel

Tel: (808) 679-2049