Satoru Hasumoto

Satoru Hasumoto is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Japan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Satoru directly using the contact details listed above.

Satoru has considerable experience in a wide range of real estate work. He advises corporates, investors and financial institutions on all aspects of real estate transactions, including acquisition, disposals, development, planning, leasing and financing. His practice also includes advising multinational companies on their outbound and inbound investments from and to Japan. These includes data centre facilities, hotels, logistic facilities, offices, residentials and other types of real properties. His extensive practice also covers structured finance, leveraged buyout finance and project finance.

Satoru Hasumoto graduated from Keio University (LL.B., 2007) and was seconded to the IB Products Group of Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. (2013-2014). He later graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M., Wharton Business and Law Certificate, 2015). Satoru practiced with Slaughter and May in London (2015-2016).

Firm Overview:

Mori Hamada & Matsumoto is a full service law firm that has served clients with distinction since its establishment, in December 2002, by the merger of Mori Sogo and Hamada & Matsumoto. Even as business conditions have rapidly shifted both within Japan and internationally, the firm’s goal has been to grow with our clients through tireless effort and constant innovation.

Led by top-rated lawyers across a wide array of practice areas, our large team of legal professionals and support staff offer the firm their experience, expertise and hard work to bring our clients the best results in every matter we handle. Our team strives to build new frameworks to tackle cutting-edge problems, to break down barriers on tough cases, and to find a common resolution in matters with many conflicting interests.

Based on this solid foundation of experience, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto also contributes significantly to the constant evolution and improvement of the Japanese legal system, and to the creation of a legal infrastructure that will enable our clients to excel.

Jonathan Dessaules

Jonathan Dessaules is a licensed attorney with over twenty years of litigation experience, practising primarily in the areas of real estate law, HOA defence, employment, commercial disputes, and insurance defence and bad faith in all state and federal courts in Arizona. Jonathan holds active licenses in Arizona and California and represents clients in civil and commercial matters throughout both states at both the trial and appellate level. Jonathan is an experienced, aggressive trial lawyer and has represented clients in countless jury and bench trials.

Firm Overview:

Our experienced trial attorneys at our Phoenix Law Group will aggressively represent your interests.

Navigating your way through the court system, or trying to avoid it altogether, is not always easy. Whether you are being sued, want to sue someone, or trying to settle a difficult situation, the attorneys at the Phoenix Dessaules Law Group can help. Our law firm, based in Phoenix, represents individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Arizona and California in all aspects of their lives.

We are a boutique litigation firm with a primary focus on all types of HOA cases (including governance, enforcement, and construction defects), real estate law, employment law, and commercial litigation.

Our Arizona law group provides legal services to individuals, families, and small businesses throughout Arizona and California.

Our practice areas include:

  • Homeowner Association Law
  • Employment law
  • Real estate
  • Business law
  • Family law, and
  • Construction Defects

Our Phoenix attorneys offer skilled, results-driven legal representation to individuals and companies in Arizona and California. Our experienced litigators are committed to offering personalised legal service, exceptional legal skills, and a practical, solution-oriented approach to your legal needs. We recognise that litigation can be an expensive and time-consuming process. Our attorneys will help you make pragmatic and informed decisions to effectively and efficiently achieve your goals.

Our Arizona law group recognises that every case is unique

Every client has unique needs and concerns to take into consideration when evaluating a case and advising a client. “One size fits all” is not a proper approach in litigation when your business or life savings may be at stake. Therefore, we offer advice and representation tailored to a client’s specific legal, business and financial needs. Our diverse litigation practice includes representation of individuals primarily in real estate, employment, and business disputes.Our law firm brings experience and quality legal representation to every case and are committed to providing superior legal service at reasonable rates. Our attorneys represented homeowners, and select associations, in matters that affect owners. We truly believe we are among the best Phoenix law firms and we want to help you and support you with your legal needs.

A primary practice group concerns HOA matters. Homeowners are often at a significant disadvantage when faced with a dispute with their association or, in the case of construction defects, the developers or builders who built their homes. Our HOA dispute attorneys have successfully resolved countless cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and we would like to do the same for you. We also represent property owners, individually and collectively, in construction defect cases both large and small. Let our HOA lawyers represent you.

For California individuals and companies, we encourage you to contact us to discuss our very competitive rates. From our offices in Arizona, we can provide you quality representation throughout California, often at a significant discount of the cost California law firms charge.

Torben M. Welch

Head of the Messner Reeves Utah office, and licensed in multiple states including Colorado New York and Utah, Torben Welch has built his legal expertise by aiding in the resolution of complex business and commercial transactions. His industry experience includes banking and financial institutions, corporations and businesses and he has a side interest in representing professional sports franchises. Among outside general counsel responsibilities, Torben has legal expertise in enterprise strategic planning, asset acquisitions, cyber-security, contract and lease negotiation, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, workout and recovery strategy (including representation of creditors in bankruptcy matters) for both domestic and international clients. Mr. Welch focuses on litigation prevention but serves as a trial attorney performing independent internal and external investigations or appeals hearings as needed.

Firm Overview:

Messner Reeves provides the full range of legal services to a diverse group of clients — from Fortune 500 companies to individual entrepreneurs. We are as excited about working with the small business owner as we are the largest corporation because, for us, it’s all about maximizing potential. We develop the legal strategies that can help propel the minor operation to the next level or the next ten levels — whether that means doubling in size or becoming a worldwide, publicly traded enterprise. We serve family-owned and emerging enterprises, entrepreneurs, insurance carriers and agencies, banks and other financial institutions, venture capital funds, engineering firms, real estate developers, and individuals.

No other law firm is structured quite like we are. At Messner Reeves, we act as general counsel to an amazing array of clients which makes us a large consumer of legal services on our clients’ behalf. That means we are able to maintain a perspective — as both a client and a firm.

We figured out a long time ago that clients want only the best!

  • Great quality
  • Great service
  • Great value
  • The highest level of professional integrity

And that’s what we deliver — effective legal counsel with a quick response and professional integrity in all we do.

We counsel clients with great personal attention.

“We work to understand your business and what you are trying to accomplish. We look at creative and flexible solutions to solve complex problems. And we do it in partnership with you.” ~ Bryant S. “Corky” Messner

The attorneys at Messner Reeves represent the highest standards in the legal profession. The firm is AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory, the authoritative source for information on attorneys and law firms worldwide. An AV rating is the highest awarded. It confirms that our partners have reached the height of professional excellence, skill, and integrity.

Even more, we judge our own performance by the success we achieve for clients — from individuals to institutions and small business owners to large corporations.

David Macías León

David Macías León is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Mexico on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact David using the contact details above.

David is a founding partner of Arias, Charua, Macías & Prum, S.C., specialised in Civil Law, Family Law, Commercial Law and Real Estate. Mr. Macias has actively represented companies from Mexico, the United States, Latin America and Europe.

David Macías León native language is Spanish and he is fluent in spoken and written English.

Representative Matters:

Mr. Macias has represented different international and domestic legal entities in the negotiation of agreements, contract breach between companies, trust funds, compliance of fiduciary duty, negotiable instruments, promissory notes and commercial litigation that involves any dispute that could be arisen. Also, has advised different companies regarding business and civil disputes, including contract claims, joint venture and corporate law, bankruptcy litigation, real estate litigation, insurance coverage, including litigation and Family Law.

He has also assisted our clients by providing legal advice in succession procedures, marital dissolution, settlement agreements / non-litigation, mediation and litigation in a public court with the recently implemented adversarial system.

Aytuğ Büyükatak

Aytuğ Büyükatak is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Turkey on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Aytuğ directly using the contact details listed above.

Aytuğ is a graduate of Cankaya University, Ankara. He has completed his one-year compulsory traineeship under the supervision of the President of Union of Turkish Bar Association and had his LLM in Rotterdam Erasmus Universiteit in the Netherlands. After working as a legal counsel of a state owned Petroleum Distribution Company in Ankara, he decided to move to Istanbul and joined a Legal500 law firm. Aytug is a lawyer since 2009.

Aytug is advising various individual and corporate clients mostly from the Gulf region investing in real estate in Turkey. His expertise includes real property acquisitions for his clients, project development structuring and zoning issues. He has been involved in almost all types of real estate deals run by our firm. Real estate acquisitions led by Aytug during 2013 have a value of more than USD 20 million. He is currently working on his PhD thesis at the Istanbul Kultur University. Aytug is a member of The Hague Academy of Private International Law.

Aytug speaks fluent Dutch and English and has basic skills in German.

Harry Chawla

Harry Chawla is our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in India on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Harry directly using the contact details listed above.

He has advised and represented clients on issues pertaining to corporate finance, both domestic and cross border, debt restructuring and refinancing, securitisation, acquisition finance, structured finance, bonds and similar instruments. He has acted for both lenders and borrowers and been involved in complex transactions involving multiple lenders across jurisdictions.

Harry has extensive experience in the real estate sector, and represents some of the largest players in the Indian real estate market, including several Indian companies as well as foreign investors. He has also assisted Government of India and a few State Government(s) in the drafting of legislations in this sector.

Harry also has wide experience in general corporate and commercial laws. He has worked closely with a large number of international and domestic corporations with respect to their business in India and outside India, in the areas of general commercial advice, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, fund raising and commercial contracts, etc.

He has also participated in business strategy evolution and formulation process with several clients, vis-à-vis their new ventures and business initiatives and has advised in establishing, operationalisation and implementation of the business strategies of the clients. He has also advised several clients on strategizing in dispute resolution, negotiation and settlement etc.

Harry has been ranked for his work in Corporate M&A by Asia Law Leading Lawyers. He has also been ranked in IBLJ’s A-list of Top 100 lawyers.

Harry Chawla is also a guest faculty at the IIM Lucknow and conducts interactive sessions with the students on a regular basis. He is also a regular contributor to numerous publications including inter alia PLI handbook on Doing Business in India and co-author of the International Joint Venture Law – an authoritative insider’s perspective on joint venture transactions.