Mr. Kunimoto advises clients on a wide range of commercial litigation matters. He focuses on obtaining favorable results for his clients while working efficiently to minimize the costs of litigation. Mr. Kunimoto provides clients with a unique perspective in aggressively representing his clients in cases involving contract disputes, partnership disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, receiverships, banking law, NASD/FINRA broker-dealer disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, and covenants not to compete. His clients include national and regional banks, gaming companies, brokerage firms, hotels/casinos, entrepreneurs, celebrities, and technology companies.
Mr. Kunimoto also serves as the Chair of Holland & Hart's Diversity Committee. He is responsible for developing and implementing the firm's strategic diversity plan, including recruitment, partnership admission, retention, and development across the firm's 15 offices located throughout the Mountain West and in Washington D.C.
Mr. Kunimoto is involved with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada (“LACSN”) where he provides free legal representation to abused and neglected children, and low income clients.
During a jury trial, he obtained a directed verdict on behalf of the defendant, a tradeshow company, in a case involving claims of intentional interference with prospective business advantage, fraud, and civil conspiracy. After prevailing in the jury trial, he brought claims against the plaintiff and recovered attorney fees pursuant to an offer of judgment.
Obtained a $1.7 million judgment at a bench trial in a breach of contract matter.
Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large national bank in a $1 million breach of contract action. Successfully collected the full $1 million for the bank.
Successfully defended a large national bank by obtaining summary judgment on all claims in a case involving the processing of over $400,000 in forged commercial checks.
Successfully defended a large, publicly traded gaming company by obtaining summary judgment on all claims in a case involving trade secret misappropriation, civil conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unjust enrichment, and breach of contract. After Mr. Kunimoto obtained summary judgment on behalf of his client, plaintiff appealed the trial court’s decision to the Nevada Supreme Court. Mr. Kunimoto then obtained an attorney fee award against the plaintiff based on an offer judgment, and subsequently executed on the judgment by purchasing plaintiff’s appeal rights or choose in action at public auction. After purchasing the plaintiff/ appellant’s choose in action Mr. Kunimoto then had his client “stand in the shoes” of the plaintiff/appellant to successfully dismiss the appeal against his client.
Successfully represented homeowners in a case against a leading homeowners association (HOA) and obtained a full recovery judgment and attorney fees.
Obtained a $1 million judgment plus $3 million in punitive damages on behalf of a client that had been defrauded into purchasing a jet aircraft.
Obtained a $9 million contested deficiency judgment for a large national bank.
Successfully defended and obtained a dismissal of malpractice claims against a large national law firm based on personal jurisdiction grounds.
- In Business Las Vegas, Top 40 Under 40 Award (2005)
- Nevada Business Journal, Nevada Legal Elite (2010)
- Mountain States Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation (2012-2014)
- Mountain States Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, Business Litigation (2011)
- Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Vice-President of Communications (2010-2011)
Former Vice-President of Membership (2009-2010)
Former Regional Governor, representing the interests of Asian-American attorneys in Nevada and the Eastern District of California (2007-2009)
- Former Director, Clark County Bar Association (2007-2010)
- President, Asian Bar Association of Las Vegas (2012)
Former Co-President and Co-Founder (2002-2007)