Est8Planning LLLC

Welcome To Est8Planning Counsel LLLC

Welcome To Est8Planning Counsel LLLC

Welcome To Est8Planning Counsel LLLC

Peace of Mind Through Thoughtful Estate Planning

We help our Hawaii clients find answers to the difficult questions that keep them up at night


Caring Guidance and Planning Throughout Life's Journey

At Est8Planning Counsel LLLC, we help our clients find answers to the difficult questions that keep them up at night, such as:

  • How can I protect my assets, and those I leave to my children, against taxes, creditors, and other potential threats?
  • How can I make sure that people I trust will have the authority to make important decisions for me if I become incapacitated?
  • If my wife needs nursing home care, how will we pay for it? Are we eligible for assistance from Medicaid?
  • If something terrible happens to my husband and me, how can we be sure our children will be raised properly?
  • How can I ensure my assets will go to the people I want to receive them after I pass away?
  • What is the most profitable way to transition out of my business when I’m ready to retire?
  • How can I ensure my child with special needs receives proper care when I can no longer provide it myself?
  • What is involved in settling my mom’s estate? How do I administer her trust?

If you worry about issues like these, we can help you find solutions. In the process, you will achieve the peace of mind that comes from having a plan in place for the future.

We invite you to explore this site to learn more about us, what we do, and how we can help you protect yourself and your family. Better yet, why not attend one of our free, no obligation, Est8Planning Essentials workshops? We welcome the opportunity to meet you in person and get to know you. Let’s talk soon.

Est8Planning for Geniuses - THe book


Take an entertaining tour through the intricacies of estate planning with a seasoned lawyer who has practiced estate planning and trust law since 1983. Though the concepts shared are as serious as a heart attack, they are expressed in a way that is easy to read and understand.

So, bring along your sense of humor and curiosity to learn about how to create positive outcomes in potentially dark times for you and your loved ones. Join the author on a “road trip” that will help you find the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have done all you can to prepare for some inevitable challenges that are waiting down the line.

Est8Planning for Geniuses will give you everything you need to know in order to work effectively with your trusted advisors to create the est8plan that will serve you and your ‘ohana for generations to come.

ABOUT Est8Planning

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Scott Makuakane

SCOTT A. MAKUAKANE has practiced estate planning and trust law since 1983. Scott writes a regular column for Generationsmagazine, and he has written various training manuals and articles for lawyers concerning estate planning.

what clients are saying

Scott Makuakane is my hero! I am part of a human rights organization, and we were contacted by a client in dire need. We reached out to Scott to request his assistance on an emergency basis, which he gladly did, dropping everything at once to render aid. Scott is a caring individual with a heart of gold who was willing to work pro bono for someone truly in need. He shatters the stereotypical image of lawyer-as-shark. Keep up the great work, Scott, Hawaii needs you!

– Paula

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Est8Planning Counsel LLLC
201 Merchant St., Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

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Est8Planning Counsel LLLC

201 Merchant St., Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

(808) 587-8227 office

Office Hours​
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM