Akiyo Fujii has more than 20 years of broad experience in representing corporate clients in many different industries, often in international settings. She has advised clients in connection with a wide range of corporate, securities and financing transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financings and venture capital investments. Ms. Fujii also represents start-ups and private companies, especially in the consumer food, high-tech, medical devices and life sciences industries, and advises those clients on their legal, strategic and emerging company needs. In addition to helping start-ups, she advises closely-held companies in connection with succession issues. She acts as outside general corporate counsel to a variety of corporations.
Ms. Fujii also has extensive experience in representing non-profit entities including various schools and colleges. She has formed and counseled many charitable entities and has advised them in material transactions, such as mergers and for-profit conversions. She is well-versed in non-profit corporate governance issues in the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley.
Ms. Fujii advises clients regarding Hart-Scott-Rodino premerger notification rules and exemptions and related procedures in connection with proposed mergers.