Makuakane Law

Scott A. Makuakane

Scott Makuakane - Hawaii Estate Planning AttorneyScott has been practicing estate planning and trust law in Hawaii since 1983. He is past-chair of both the Probate & Estate Planning Section and the Estate & Gift Tax Committee of the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA). Scott has written various books and articles for lawyers, other estate planning professionals, and the general public, concerning estate planning. He has served as a lecturer for the Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education, the National Business Institute, the National Estate Planning Conference Center, Professional Education Systems, Inc., the Mediation Center of the Pacific, and the Senior Counsel and Young Lawyers Divisions of the HSBA, as well as a wide variety of churches and community groups.

Scott is past president of the Christian Legal Society of Hawaii, past president and past chairman of the board of the Financial Planning Association of Hawaii, and past president of the board of trustees of the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Honolulu.

Prior to forming Est8Planning Counsel LLLC, Scott was a partner in the Honolulu firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, where he started his legal career in 1983. He left the Goodsill firm to join a smaller firm in 1994, then established his own firm in 1999.

Scott is a graduate of the William S. Richardson (University of Hawaii) School of Law, Duke University, and Ka`u High School.

Professional Credentials

  • Licensed Attorney: State of Hawaii, U.S. Supreme Court, U. S. Tax Court, U. S. District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • Member: Estate Planning, Probate and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 1993
  • Trained and experienced mediator through the Mediation Center of the Pacific and Peacemaker Ministries