Richard Sakoda is a partner in the law firm of Sterling & Tucker. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1987 and his Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1992.
Mr. Sakoda was admitted to practice before all Hawaii state courts and the United States District Court for the district of Hawaii in 1992. His private law practice is focused in the area of estate planning, elder law, probate, trust administration, special needs planning for disabled individuals and families with disabled children, Medicaid planning and estate and gift taxes.
He is a member of the American Bar Association (“ABA”), the Hawaii State Bar Association (“HSBA”), the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“NAELA”), the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys (“AAEPA”) and the Hawaii Estate Planning Council (“HEPC”). Within those organizations, Mr. Sakoda belongs to the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the ABA, the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the HSBA, the Elder Law Section of the HSBA, the Special Needs Law Section of NAELA, and the Trusts and Special Needs Trust Section of NAELA.
Mr. Sakoda is a frequent participant on Legal-Line (formerly Ask-A-Lawyer), for which he received an Outstanding Volunteer Award in 1998. He contributed an article on “Inheritance, Wills and Trusts” for the Hawaii Women Lawyer’s 1996 publication Our Rights, Our Lives: A Guide to Women’s Legal Rights in Hawaii.
In his leisure time, Mr. Sakoda enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons.
Sterling & Tucker is a firm focusing on estate planning, probate, trust administration and elder law issues. Based in Honolulu, HI, our mission is to provide residents of Honolulu and surrounding areas with quality estate planning resources, such as assistance with Living Trusts, Wills (simple & complex), Probate, Trust Administration, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Irrevocable Trusts, Family Limited Partnerships, and Charitable Giving. When you visit or call our office, we want you to feel comfortable discussing such an important issue concerning both you and your family. We want to arm you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your family's future. Visit our online Estate Planning Information Center to obtain timely, quality information on estate planning and related issues, including complimentary issues of our Special Reports and Estate Planning News articles. Residents of Honolulu and surrounding areas can register to attend our Estate Planning Seminars.
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