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Theodore J. Roper, Partner

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Theodore J. RoperTheodore J. Roper’s practice focuses on corporate, contract and commercial law. His focus is on Japanese corporations and high-net worth individuals.

Advisor to major Japanese corporations

Born and raised in Japan, Mr. Roper understands the Japanese business culture and guides his clients through the intricacies of doing business in the U.S. Only a very few attorneys in the U.S. provide his level of understanding and culture.

He is an established advisor on a wide range of legal matters concerning Japanese corporations, from mergers and acquisitions to employment related laws and immigration law. Mr. Roper serves as a general counsel to various Japanese corporations and has done work for a number of major Japanese corporations, including Toyota, Toshiba, Yamaha, Asahi Beer, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Mazda, and Nissan to name a few.

He also brings to bear his extensive cross border transactional experience in helping his Japanese clients do business in Canada, Mexico, France, England, China, Thailand, and the Philippines. In addition, Mr. Roper practices immigration law and assists in visa applications for executives and managers of multi-national corporations.

Mr. Roper was head of the immigration practice and Japanese practice at his former law firm and, prior to that, was co-chair of the Japanese practice group at another firm. He is fluent in Japanese.

Speaker and author

Mr. Roper frequently speaks on topics such as sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, and immigration He has written articles for and been featured in publications such as International Legal Strategy, Bridge USA, Tee Up Magazine, UJP News for Japanese Executives, and Japanese Business News.

Attorney Education


J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law

M.A., San Jose State University

B.A., San Jose State University

Attorney Admited to Practice


Professional & Community Involvement

Japan Business Association

US-Japan Council