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Chase Tajima

1-Chast Tajima original Pic.jpgChase Tajima is Of Counsel to Greenbridge Corporate Counsel.  His practice concentrates in cannabis, tax, real estate, and business law. Prior to joining Greenbridge, Chase was an associate with a prominent Honolulu law firm where he achieved a trial victory against the IRS before the United States Tax Court (T.C. Memo 2015-91), litigated state tax assessments against a Fortune 500 REIT, and advised on a $30 million sale and 1031 exchange of condominium interests.

He co-authored a section of the 2011 edition of the Limited Liability Company Manual for the Hawaii State Bar Association and is currently the vice chair of Hawaii State Bar Association’s tax section.

Chase earned a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, and was elected undergraduate student body vice president. He obtained a juris doctor from Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) where he was on the dean’s list and achieved first honors awards in ethical lawyering and income taxation course work. Thereafter, he graduated, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center with a master of laws in taxation and a certificate in employee benefits law.

While in law school, he assisted the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with a successful death penalty prosecution of a serial rapist and murderer. Chase also served as an intern for Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court and for the Internal Revenue Service. Before starting his legal studies, Chase was an associate with an international consulting firm advising publicly traded corporations on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Chase is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in California, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia (inactive) as well as before the United States Tax Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 Education

  • J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • LL.M., Taxation, Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Southern California

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit