Est8Planning LLLC

Scott A. Makuakane

SCOTT A. MAKUAKANE is a graduate of Ka`u High School, Duke University, and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. He has practiced estate planning and trust law since 1983. Scott writes a regular column for Generations magazine, and has written various training manuals and articles for lawyers concerning estate planning. His latest release is Est8Planning for Geniuses, a book aimed at a general audience, and gives readers everything they need to know in order to work effectively with their trusted advisors to create the est8plan that will serve them and their ‘ohana for generations to come. Scott lectures for a variety of professional and community groups.  He is also past president of the Christian Legal Society of Hawaii; past president and past chairman of the board of the Financial Planning Association of Hawaii; past president of the board of trustees of the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Honolulu; and he continues to serve on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.

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

“Scott and his team are very friendly and professional. I appreciate how they explain Estate Planning in simple terms. Mahalo Nui Loa!”

– Erin G