Vaughn G. T. Cook
Vaughn G. T. Cook practices law as a director in the firm’s Hawaii Island office. A licensed Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, Mr. Cook’s practice includes taxation law, general business/commercial law, immigration, and administrative licensing law statewide. Within the taxation area, Mr. Cook’s areas of concentration are international taxation, corporate taxation and general business transactional planning for both profit and non-profit corporations. Mr. Cook also practices in the areas of commercial transactions, advising both closely held companies and individuals. Mr. Cook has been invited to speak on topics including taxation, immigration, nonprofit and corporate issues.
Mr. Cook received his B.S.C. degree from Santa Clara University where he majored in Accounting and minored in Japanese. He received his law degree from the University of Utah College of Law and his LL.M. (in Taxation) from the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to joining the firm Mr. Cook was a tax manager with Deloitte & Touche, one of the Big Four accounting firms, in its Seattle office where he represented a variety of clients ranging from some of the largest multinational corporations to closely-held businesses and high net-worth individual.
- President of the Hawaii County Bar Association, 2009
- President of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, 2012 – 2013
- Recognized by Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii and Hawaii County Council for outstanding volunteer service
Mr. Cook is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants. He is Past-President of the Hawaii County Bar Association. He is currently President of the Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce and President of the Hawaii Shima Fukuoka Kenjinkai.