Richard J. Sakoda
Sterling & Tucker
201 Merchant Street Suite 950
Honolulu, HI 96813
Sterling & Tucker Website
Sterling & Tucker
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.
About Richard J. Sakoda
Richard J. 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
and his Juris Doctor degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the
University of Hawaii.
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
practice has focused in the area of estate planning, disability planning, trusts
He is a member of the American Bar Association ("ABA"), the Hawaii
State Bar Association ("HSBA"), the Real Property, Probate and Trust
Law Section of the ABA, the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the HSBA,
and the Elder Law Section of the HSBA. Mr. Sakoda also served on the HIPAA Sub-Committee,
a joint sub-committee created by the Elder Law Section and the Probate and Estate
Planning Section of the HSBA. The HIPAA Sub-Committee addressed issues related
to the protection and release of protected health information under the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”).
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
Lawyers 1996 publication Our Rights, Our Lives: A Guide To Women's Legal
Rights in Hawaii.
About the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
The Academy is a national organization dedicated to promoting excellence in estate planning by providing its exclusive membership of attorneys with up-to-date research on estate and tax planning, educational materials, and other important resources to empower them to provide superior estate planning services. The Academy expects members to have at least 36 hours of legal education each year specifically in estate, tax, probate and/or elder law subjects. To ensure this goal is met, the Academy provides over 40 hours of continuing legal education each year. Since 1993, the Academy has also been a highly-regarded and sought-after resource for attorneys and consumers alike, and has been recognized by Consumer Reports, Suze Orman in her book, 9 Steps to Financial Freedom and numerous times by Money Magazine.