C. Makoto Taitano (BABA in Accounting and B.S. in Economics, University of Washington; J.D., Seattle University School of Law) is licensed to practice law in California, Hawaii, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Makoto has wide experience in various legal matters, with a strong emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital finance, employment law, general corporate law, and complex corporate civil litigation in both state and federal court. Unique cases in Makoto’s career include advising a client on the laying of underwater telecommunication cables in international waters, and prevailing in four separate but interrelated lawsuits that continued for 8 years resulting in his client prevailing on all counts resulting in the client acquiring assets worth approximately 30 million dollars. Makoto is fluent in both Japanese and English, and his clientele includes publicly traded companies, private businesses in various sectors, and nonprofits.
Education and Work Background
- 2005.12 J.D., Seattle University School of Law
- 2003.8 B.A. in Accounting and B.S. in Economics, University of Washington