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Associate / Honolulu

Vasana Chiu


Vasana Chiu is an Associate in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of the Tax and Estate Planning practice group. 

Vasana received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the William S. Richardson School of Law. While in law school, she served as an Outside Articles Editor for the University of Hawaii Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Nicholas Mirkay, and a Teaching Assistant for Lawyering Fundamentals. Vasana received CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Federal Income Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Venture Capital and Startups, and Lawyering Fundamentals I.

Prior to law school, Vasana was a tax accountant in New York City for twelve years. She has worked for public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. Before returning to Hawaii, Vasana was a Tax Manager in Private Equity for Fortress Investment Group, a global asset management firm. She received her C.P.A. license in 2003 and has an M.S. in Taxation from Pace University. 


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