Todd K. Masuda
Todd K. Masuda
Todd Masuda advises private and nonprofit companies on a wide range of business issues, with a particular focus on employment issues, commercial transactions, and corporate transactions.
He counsels business clients on their employment practices, including wage & hour, discrimination, medical leave, hiring and firing, and policy issues. He also defends companies against charges brought by the EEOC and other agencies.
Todd has extensive expertise negotiating and drafting commercial contracts, including contracts for the purchase of goods, professional services, licensing and software development, creative services, manufacturing, leasing and distribution, real estate, and construction services.
He also counsels clients through corporate transactions such as the formation of companies and subsidiaries, mergers & acquisitions, and the sale and transfer of ownership interests, including business succession projects. He particularly enjoys working with clients to structure new projects and relationships.
In addition to counseling for-profit businesses, Todd also advises nonprofit organizations in the health care, arts, and education fields.
The State of Ohio admitted Todd to its bar in 2007. Todd is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Diversity and Inclusion subcommittee. In 2019 was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Human Rights Commission. A lifelong patron of public libraries, Todd previously served on the board of the Cleveland Public Library Foundation. His hobbies include participating in Cleveland’s lively improvised music scene. He lives with his family in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.