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.

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.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1988Articles & Notes Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • Duke University, B.A., 1984


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

Speaking Engagements

  • Webinar presenter, "Preparing for NIST SP 800-171," The American Council of Engineering Companies, Jan. 23, 2018 (with Jon Williams)
  • Presenter, "Legal Considerations Prior to Doing Business with a Prime Contractor or the Federal Government," VIP Start, a Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce program, Oct. 3, 2017 and Jan. 16, 2018
  • Webinar presenter, "Year End Count Down to DFARS Compliance with NIST SP 800-171," Synnex, Dec. 7, 2017, PM Webinar, Dec. 14 2017 (with Jon Williams)
  • Webinar Presenter, "Maximizing Market Value Prior to Exit," TargetGov, Oct. 12, 2017
  • Webinar presenter, "Raising Capital - Options for Small Business Government Contractors," Sep. 27, 2017 (with Jon Williams)
  • Webinar Presenter, "Expanding Your Company Through Acquisition," TargetGov, Sep. 26, 2017
  • Presenter, "M&A Considerations For Government Contractors," Jun. 20, 2017 (with Tony Franco and Ginny Heine of Xenith Bank)
  • Presenter, "Forming Teaming Agreements and Joint Ventures," VA Asian Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Jun. 8, 2017 (with Megan Connor)
  • Webinar Presenter, "Intellectual Property Issues for Government Contractors," Jun. 15, 2016 (with Cy Alba)
  • Webinar Presenter, "Government Contracts Mergers and Acquisitions 101," ABA Section of Public Contract Law, Young Lawyers Division, Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, and Center for Professional Development, Jan. 12, 2016
  • Webinar Presenter, "Data Rights for Government Contractors," Jun. 30, 2015 (with Cy Alba)
  • Speaker, "Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights for Government Contractors," Procurement Technical Assistance Program at George Mason University, Mar. 3, 2015
  • Presenter, “What Every Business Should Know About Keeping Its Corporate House in Order,” Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, Nov. 5, 2014, Nov. 19, 2013 and Jul. 18, 2012
  • Webinar Presenter. "Novations and Contract Transfers," Nov. 4, 2014, (with Cy Alba)
  • Webinar Presenter, "Understanding the SBA's Affiliation Rules," Feb. 4, 2014 (with Jon Williams)



Please fill following information to download presentation