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Jerry Carter advises public and private companies as they enter, operate, and expand in the United States and Japanese markets. Jerry has represented major Japanese and US companies, across various industries in both the United States and Japan, in connection with cross-border transactions, corporate governance, and regulatory and compliance matters. Jerry focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial matters, joint ventures, and private equity transactions. In addition, Jerry routinely advises on real estate related matters with a particular focus on multi-asset purchase and sale transactions and complex joint ventures both inbound into Japan and outbound into the United States. Finally, Jerry has particular experience in hospitality industry transactions, including integrated resorts and related facilities.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Jerry worked at a leading international law firm in Tokyo, and at a boutique law firm in Chicago, representing Japanese companies in connection with complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial matters.

Jerry has lived in Japan for a number of years, can read, write, and speak the Japanese language, and lectures at a top law school in Japan.


  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Manufacture, lease, and sale of goods
  • Joint ventures



  • Represented a Japanese pharmaceutical manufacturer in connection with its $108 million acquisition of a U.S. pharmaceutical producer.°
  • Represented a Japanese manufacturer of inductive components in connection with its $55 million acquisition of a U.S. coil manufacturer.°
  • Represented a Japanese manufacturer of ball bearings in connection with its $95 million acquisition of a U.S. tooling manufacturer.°
  • Represented a U.S. logistics company in connection with the $15 million sale of its stock to a Japanese logistics company.°
  • Represented a Japanese manufacturer of aluminum in connection with a reorganization following its $155 million acquisition of a U.S.-based aluminum extrusion and fabrication company.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Carter prior to his joining GT Tokyo Horitsu Jimusho.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association


  • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2013
  • M.B.A., SKK Graduate School of Business, 2013
  • The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (administered by Stanford University), Yokohama, Japan, 2006
  • The Japanese Full-Year Asian Language Concentration Program, Cornell University, 2003
  • B.S., summa cum laude, The University of Tennessee, 2002
  • Japan, Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi, Dai-Ni Tokyo Bar Association
  • Illinois
  • English
  • Japanese