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Vasana Chiu
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Biography

Vasana focuses in the areas of real estate, tax, and general business law. Prior to joining Goodsill, Vasana was an associate in the Tax, Trusts and Estates, and Transactional practice groups of another large Hawai’i law firm.

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 Hawai’i Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Nicholas Mirkay (Tax, Trusts and Estates), and a Teaching Assistant for Lawyering Fundamentals.

Before practicing law, Vasana was a CPA in New York City for twelve years and has worked for public accounting firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young. She received her CPA license in 2003 and has an M.S. in Taxation from Pace University. Before returning to Hawai’i, Vasana was a Tax Manager in Private Equity for Fortress Capital Finance, a global investment management firm.

OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

In her free time, Vasana enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring hiking trails throughout Oahu with her dogs

Education

  • University of Hawai’i, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawai’i
    • J.D. – 2020
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • CALI Excellence in the Future Awards in Federal Income Taxation, Trusts and Estates, Venture Capital and Start-Ups, and Lawyering Fundamentals I
  • Pace University, New York, New York
    • M.S. in Taxation
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Hawai’i College of Business, Honolulu, Hawai’i
    • B.B.A. in Accounting
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Hawai’i
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawai’i

Professional Associations

  • Hawai’i State Bar Association
  • Hawai’i Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice)

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate
  • Tax
  • Business Law