Robert W. Karr, Jr. has joined the Chicago office of Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd. as a Principal in the business group. Karr brings more than 12 years of experience advising corporations with the development and implementation of their global strategic plans through a broad range of transactions, including the formation of new entities, mergers, divestitures and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. His industry experience includes the aviation, chemical, construction, manufacturing, technology and transportation sectors. In his previous position at Jones Day, Karr served a two-year secondment in Tokyo as in-house counsel at a Japanese Fortune Global 500 client, working with senior management to expand business in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Prior to law school, he was the first American employee of a major Japanese construction company in Tokyo and was assigned to its general affairs, personnel and sales divisions. Karr has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from DePaul University.