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Kelsey Kummer is a managing associate in the San Francisco office and is a member of the Real Estate Group.
Kelsey advises institutional investors and developers on real property investments, development, secured financing, acquisitions and dispositions of real estate portfolios, joint ventures, leasing and construction agreements.
Sakon Kuramoto is a managing associate in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the M&A and Private Equity Group. Sakon has used his experience residing in the United States and Singapore to provide practical advice to emerging and established companies on a wide range of matters involving domestic and cross-border investment/M&A, compliance, finance, venture capital transactions, dispute matters and crisis management. His comments have often been introduced in legal articles of the Nikkei Newspaper, a high prestigious business paper in Japan. He received the 6th Shinnippon-Hoki Inc. Foundation Incentive Award (Award of Excellence). He is one of the Candidates for Advisory Panel Membership in the Grievance Mechanism for the Tokyo 2020 Sustainable Sourcing Code. He is also a Fellow of the Business Ethics research Center in Japan.
He also has extensive experience in finance and day-to-day legal matters, giving practical advice to emerging companies which are engaged in AI, IoT and FinTech businesses. Additionally, he has been responding to the needs of Japanese companies advancing overseas by giving advice on the establishment of a corporate governance structure, the enhancement of global compliance system and ESG related legal matters. He is familiar with various countries' regulations aiming to rectify supply chains, international rules and standards regarding corporate governance/CSR including “Business and Human Rights” issues and related ILO Conventions. He is familiar with the ESG investment such as green bond and social bond.
Jerry practices in the public law area. With a focus in public finance, he serves as bond counsel or underwriters' counsel in tax-exempt bond transactions.