Tax Attorneys, Trever Asam and Johnnel Nakamura, Speaking on General Excise Tax and Use Tax in Hawai`i

Event Date & Time: October 8, 2013
Event Location: Ala Moana Hotel

Cades Schutte’s Tax Department attorneys, Trever Asam and Johnnel Nakamura, will be speaking at National Business Institute’s continuing education session on, “General Excise Tax and Use Tax in Hawai`i” on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at the Ala Moana Hotel. For more information about the session and to register, go to:

TREVER K. ASAM is an attorney in the tax department with Cades Schutte, LLP, where his main areas of focus are on tax controversies and the resolution of state and federal tax disputes at all administrative levels and in the courts. He also represents and advises tax-exempt organizations on issues; including tax exemption, unrelated business income, and the use of subsidiary organizations and joint ventures. While at Duke University School of Law, Mr. Asam was the recipient of the Douglas A. Poe Mordecai Scholarship and an editor for the Journal of Law and Contemporary Problems. He earned his B.A. degree from Yale University and his J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Asam is a member of the District of Columbia and the Hawai`i State Bar Associations.

JOHNNEL L. NAKAMURA is of counsel in the tax department with Cades Schutte, LLP, where her primary area of practice is federal and state taxation. In 2005, Ms. Nakamura became the administrative rules officer for the State of Hawai`i Department of Taxation. As the administrative rules officer, she was responsible for drafting and issuing Hawai`i administrative rules, tax information releases, tax announcements and private letter rulings. Ms. Nakamura was also responsible for preparation of the governor’s tax legislation, testifying on tax legislation pending before the Hawai`i State Legislature, and implementing the tax legislation ultimately enacted. The Rules Office also provided technical assistance to the Compliance Division and Taxpayer Services and Processing Division of the State of Hawai`i Department of Taxation. She also oversaw the Technical Section of the Rules Office, which is responsible for drafting and revising all tax forms and instructions, granting general excise tax exemptions for nonprofit organizations, and granting conveyance tax exemptions. Ms. Nakamura earned her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Siena College; her J.D. degree from Boston College; and her LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice before the Hawai`i State Bar and the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive status). Ms. Nakamura is a member of the Hawai`i State Bar Association (Tax Section) and the American Bar Association.