Mr. Tajima concentrates in civil litigation, business disputes, real estate and tax controversy. Prior to joining Crockett & Associates, Mr. Tajima was an associate with a prominent Honolulu law firm where he achieved a trial victory against the IRS (T.C. Memo 2015-91), litigated state tax assessments for a Fortune 500 company and advised on a $30 million 1031 exchange of fractional condominium interests. He co-authored the 2011 edition of the Limited Liability Company Manual for the Hawaii State Bar Association and was formerly the vice chair of Hawaii State Bar Association’s tax section.
Mr. Tajima 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), dean’s list and first honors in ethical lawyering and income taxation. Thereafter, he graduated, with distinction, from Georgetown University Law Center with a master of laws in taxation and a certificate in employee benefits.
While in law school, he assisted the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office with a successful prosecution of a serial rapist and murderer. Mr. Tajima also served as an intern for Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court and for the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Tajima is admitted to practice before state and federal courts in California, Hawaii (inactive) and the District of Columbia (inactive) as well as before the United States Tax Court and the Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals.