JCCCNC Celebrates Japan Earthquake Relief Fund Volunteers

Brad Yamauchi, a Partner at Minami Tamaki, and a member of the board of directors of the Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Northern California (JCCCNC) spoke on behalf of the firm at a volunteer appreciation luncheon held Dec. 3 for the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. More than 100 volunteers attended and received updates […]

Negotiating Severance Packages: Parachute or Free Fall?

By Brad Yamauchi, Partner You probably have read about “golden parachute” severance packages that pay millions of dollars to corporate executives, even when they are fired for poor performance or a scandal. Why is that? Can you get a severance package if you voluntarily or involuntarily leave your job? I have negotiated severance packages for […]

Minami Tamaki Partners are 'Super Lawyers' for 7th Straight Year

From left: Jack W. Lee; Minette Kwok, Dale Minami, Donald K. Tamaki, Lynda Won-Chung and Brad Yamauchi. Not pictured: Mark Fong and Derek G. Howard. Each of the five partners at Minami Tamaki LLP has been named by Northern California Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys for 2010 for the seventh straight year. […]

Remembering James P. McEntee (1931-2004)

On May 7, 2010, I attended the ceremony to dedicate the James P. McEntee, Sr. Plaza and its Legacy Art Project in the Santa Clara County Building at Hedding and First Street in San Jose.  Many speakers reflecting the ethnic, religious, political and community diversity of California honored the man and his legacy.  Jim brought […]

Court Approves Class Action Status for LCD Price Fixing Lawsuit

In late March, U.S. District Judge Susan Y. Illston in San Francisco certified a price fixing class action lawsuit filed by Minami Tamaki LLP as a class action on behalf of customers of liquid-crystal displays (LCDs) or products containing them. Partners Jack Lee (left photo) and Brad Yamauchi (right photo) filed the lawsuit in 2007 […]