Practice Areas


Litigation

First and foremost, Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. is a litigation firm. The firm has represented plaintiffs and defendants in many different areas of civil litigation including:

Insurance Defense

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. currently serves as approved outside counsel for some of the largest U.S. and Japanese insurance companies. The firm offers training seminars on integrating safety into the business process. The firm has defended insurance policyholders in a wide range of cases involving:

Corporate/Commercial Transaction

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. can assist existing or prospective businesses in many aspects including, but not limited to, the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of contracts and business documents. The firm can also provide certain immigration services for international and Japanese business clients and their employees. At the request of its client, the firm can serve as General Counsel and handle legal needs as it arises. Some of the transactions we handle are listed below:

Employment

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. has represented plaintiffs and defendants in employment proceedings involving wrongful termination, wage payment and collection, discrimination of a protected class (race, gender, age, etc), unemployment compensation and under other state and federal statutes governing employment. The firm has represented clients before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Illinois Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Employment Securities, Illinois state and federal court.

Real Estate

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. currently serves as general counsel for a Chicago real estate firm. We can assist buyers or sellers in real estate closings and other real estate transactions on a case-by-case basis.

Subrogation

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. can assist insurance carriers in protecting and enforcing subrogation rights arising out of medical payment coverage, property damages, worker’s compensation payments, and other benefit plans. The firm can also provide seminars to carriers and their subrogation department upon request.

Worker's Compensation

Yokoyama & Associates, P.C. can represent insurance carriers in proceedings before the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission and appeals to the circuit and appellate courts.

Personal Injury

The firm will occasionally represent plaintiffs in personal injury lawsuits. For a free consultation, please contact our office.