Akana K.J. Ma provides experienced and responsive business and legal counsel to clients engaged in a wide variety of international business transactions worldwide. Akana offers targeted and personal legal service for large and small companies, law firms and individuals to creatively resolve issues and facilitate international trade.

Areas of concentration include: advice on foreign laws and regulations; commercial contracts; international sale and distribution of products and services; licensing of technology and software; protection of intellectual property; establishment of foreign offices; joint ventures; international and domestic engineering and construction law; export licensing and financing and general corporate advice.

Drawing upon years of experience from his diverse background as an Attorney- Advisor to a United States federal agency, private legal practice at an international law firm in Washington, D.C. and in-house International Counsel to a world renown engineering, design, and construction firm, Akana assists large and small U.S. and foreign clients doing business globally.

Akana was educated in the United States and graduated with a J.D. degree from Boston College Law School. He attended Harvard Law School for two years while on an international legal studies program. He also attended college at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Akana has contributed to many published articles on such practical and scholarly topics as "Counsel's Role in the Export Sales Transaction," "Tutoring Chinese Officials on the U.S. Export Licensing Laws," "Registration of International Investment Advisors," and "Export Controls Compliance Programs."

Akana is also a lecturer at U.S. colleges, universities, and graduate programs. He is very active in professional legal organizations in the state of Oregon, and internationally. He loves the outdoors and can usually be found hiking, backpacking, skiing or engaged in any number of sporting activities during his free time.

For further information, please contact Akana K.J. Ma at:

Akana K.J. Ma
Ater Wynne, LLP
Lovejoy Building
1331 NW Lovejoy, Suite 900
Portland, Oregon 97209
Dir. Tel: 503.226.8489
Cell: 503.997.2200
Main Tel: 503.226.1191
Fax: 503.226.0079
Email: akm@aterwynne.com