Kimi N. Murakami, Counsel
"At PilieroMazza our clients get the best of both worlds – we’re small enough that we can give each client the commitment and attention their legal issues require, but we’re big enough to have the breadth of experience, resources, and depth of knowledge their legal solutions demand. "

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988; Articles & Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review

Duke University, B.A., 1984



New York Bar

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar



Kimi Murakami advises clients on corporate,  business and nonprofit matters, and specializes in mergers and acquisitions for government contractors.  She provides counsel on corporate transactional matters for businesses including asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, and corporate restructuring.  

Ms. Murakami also has experience in government regulatory matters such as novations of government contracts, small business size, affiliation and recertification issues, and structuring joint ventures for 8(a) concerns and other small business government contractors.  She counsels clients on corporate formation and governance issues, and a variety of other commercial matters, including trademark and trade secrets, licensing agreements, commercial lending and bank financing, and nonprofit organization and governance.

Ms. Murakami is also General Counsel to the National Japanese-American Memorial Foundation.

Representative Experience

  • Represents clients as buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisitions (domestic and international), including due diligence and preparation of all sale and purchase documents and instruments
  • Advises clients on corporate restructuring transactions, including preparation of merger documents
  • Represents clients on corporate formation and structuring matters such as limited liability companies and joint ventures and preparing operating agreements and other governance documents
  • Counsels clients as borrowers and lenders on commercial financing matters, including preparation of all loan documents and security instruments
  • Drafts instruments relating to general trademark matters and licensing agreements
  • Advises non-profit organizations on corporate governance matters

Prior Experience

Prior to joining PilieroMazza, Ms. Murakami practiced with Piper & Marbury, now DLA Piper, as a member of their public finance group working on municipal bond financing transactions where she represented state and local government entities and underwriters on securities, municipal bond law, and federal tax issues.  Pursuant to an exchange program with Piper, Ms. Murakami also spent a year in Japan practicing with Mori Sogo Law Offices where she worked on international corporate transactions, before returning to Piper’s corporate and securities group to advise clients on commercial and financial matters.

Speaking Engagements