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I currently concentrate on tax law (domestic & international) and correcting FBAR violations under Bank Secrecy Act.  Call 808-522-0755.


Languages spoken: Tagalog, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Tax: 50%
    32 years
  2. Real Estate: 25%
    32 years
  3. Business: 15%
    32 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    32 years

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Contact info

Ashford & Wriston, LLP

999 Bishop St
First Hawaiian Ctr. Suite 1400
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4423


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2004
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2003
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2002
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2001
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2000
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1999
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1998
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1997
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1996
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1995
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1994
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1993
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell1992
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of Trust Estate of Daoangappeals court held for client
Correcting FBAR filing violationsno FBAR penalties
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Publication nameTitleDate
Hawaii Bar JournalIRS Offshore Amnesty Program v. Reasonable Cause Defense2014
American Bar Association HandbookFIRPTA Withholding Guidebook2013
Hawaii Bar Association1031 Exchanges: The Need For Consumer Protection2006
The Tax LawyerApplication of Sections 1031 and 1445 to Exchanges of U. S. Real Property by Foreign Persons1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Duquesne University School of LawN/AMA - Masters1975
Rice UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hawaii Bar Convention & Annual MeetingDealing with FIRPTA & HARPTA Withholding in Foreclosures2014