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Vasana Chiu
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Vasana concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, tax, and general business law. Prior to joining Goodsill, she was an associate in the Tax, Trusts and Estates, and Transactional practice groups of another large Hawaii 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 Hawaii Law Review, a Research Assistant to Professor Nicholas Mirkay (Tax, Trusts and Estates), and a Teaching Assistant for Lawyering Fundamentals.

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


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


  • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • J.D. - 2020
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: 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 Hawaii College of Business, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.B.A. in Accounting
    • Honors: summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Hawaii Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice)

Practice Areas:

  • Trust and Estate Litigation and Controversy
  • Tax
  • Trust and Estates


  • “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America” for Tax Law, Trusts & Estates (2023 and 2024)