Roger H. Epstein
     Honolulu Office
     1000 Bishop Street / Suite 1200
     Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
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Mr. Epstein is the chair of the Tax Department of Cades Schutte and he has extensive experience in all areas of tax law handled by the Tax Department. His areas of practice include corporate tax law, partnership tax law, real estate tax law, international tax law, tax planning, Hawaii state taxation, and tax controversies. Mr. Epstein has substantial expertise in international tax transactions and international estate planning.

Prior to joining Cades Schutte in 1972, Mr. Epstein was a Tax Law Specialist with the National Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. and prior to that, he was an Internal Revenue Agent in Washington D.C.

Mr. Epstein is a frequent lecturer at tax presentations in Hawaii on the U.S. mainland and internationally. Mr. Epstein is A.V. rated by Martindale Hubbell and is listed in both Who's Who in American Law and Best Lawyers in America (every edition since the publication began).

  • J.D. (1972), Georgetown University Law Center, with honors

  • B.S. Accounting (1967), University of Maryland

  • Hawaii State Bar (1973)

  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii

  • United States Tax Court

  • United States Court of Federal Claims

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

  • Georgetown Law Review (Editor: 1970-72)

  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Tax Section)

  • Virginia State Bar Association

  • District of Columbia Bar Association

  • American Bar Association (Tax Subcommittee and International Subcommittee)

  • American, Interpacific, and International Bar Associations

  • Hawaii State Consortium for Integrative Health Case (Chairman)

  • Hawaii Center for Attitudinal Healing (President)

  • Queen's Health Systems and Queen's Medical Center (Trustee: 1995-2000)

  • Maitreya Institute, an educational institute founded by Tibetan Buddhists for ecumenical, cultural and religious teaching (President and Director: 1984-present)

  • Montessori Community School of Hawaii (Director: 1990-1992)

  • Unity Church of Hawaii (Sunday School Teacher: 1988-1994)

  • Tai Hsuan Foundation, a Chinese Taoist school for Chinese studies and acupuncture (Chairman of the Board: 1980-1995)

  • National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C. (Tax Law Specialist: 1972)

  • Chamber of Commerce (Subcommittee on Taxation, Member: 1975-90)

  • Tax Foundation of Hawaii (Director: 1980-present)

  • Chaminade Hawaii Tax Institute (Advisory Director: 19)

  • IRS Western Region Bar Association Liaison Committee (member: 1985 to present)