Eric M.K. Wong

Attorney at Law, a Law Corporation

Eric Wong's clients benefit from his twenty-five plus years of legal experience and knowledge; he has spent nearly all of his professional career exclusively in Trust and Estate Planning.   Mr. Wong has represented individuals, families, trustees, and beneficiaries from innumerable backgrounds and worked with countless families and their particular situations.  He is respected in the community as a smart, compassionate and credible advocate for his clients who will answer your questions, explain complex legal concepts, and implement practical, well thought-out solutions for a families’ asset planning issues.

 

Mr. Wong earned his undergraduate degree in finance/commerce from Santa Clara University and his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law.  Prior to entering the private practice of law in 1996, Mr. Wong worked as a Deputy Corporation Counsel for the City and County of Honolulu where he advised various Boards and Commissions and handled, among other things, zoning, land use ordinance, and real property tax matters.  He successfully argued before the State of Hawaii Supreme Court at age 29.  He is a Court appointed arbitrator in the State of Hawaii Court Annexed Arbitration Program.

 


Counselor and Advisor – Team Approach: 

Above all we consider ourselves part of your family of professional advisors working toward your success.   We believe successful planning cannot be accomplished by legal documents alone.  A testament to our success is our long lasting relationships with the families we serve, their other professional advisors, and the variety of issues on which we have been asked to assist. Our team approach to putting together the best estate plan for you naturally involves working with you (of course!) and your financial, insurance and tax advisors.

 


Affiliations:

Mr. Wong is a member of the Probate and Estate Planning, Elder Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Tax Sections of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Estate Planning Council and American Bar Association.  He works closely with Certified Public Accountants and Financial Planners to create synergistic solutions for your asset issues.  He serves as a Court appointed arbitrator in the State of Hawaii, First Circuit.  

Mr. Wong currently serves as Vice-President of the Calvin & Susie Hawaii Animal Foundation.  


Past Affiliations:

Mr. Wong is a firm believer in giving back to the community.  He served as President of the Kaimuki Business and Professional Association Board of Directors and as a member of the Board of Managers of the Kaimuki-Waialae YMCA.  During his years on the KBPA Board of Directors, he proudly championed, planned, and acted as chairperson of the Celebrate Kaimuki Kanikapila Street Fair on Waialae Avenue for 5 years before handing over the reins to his successors.  He established the KBPA Foundation as a public charity to raise funds to support Kaimuki community projects.  He served on the board of the Rotary Club of East Honolulu and as Chairperson of the Palolo School Community Council.  He also served on the Board of Trustees of Holy Nativity School.  He is a Punahou School graduate.


Office Principles:

 “DEDICATED & FOCUSED: We concentrate our practice on helping families like yours and fiduciaries successfully navigate trust, estate, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, and asset planning issues.”

 “EFFECTIVE: We implement both legal and practical solutions to tackle even your most complex family issues.”

 “TRUSTWORTHY & HONEST: We strive to earn your confidence.  You can expect confidentiality, candor and high ethical standards from us.”

 “CAPABLE: We know our profession and we employ legal strategies to protect your family’s assets.”

 “LONG-TERM: We build long-term relationships with the families we serve, generation-to-generation. It what seems like an age of over-lawyering and over-pricing, we strive to find the most effective, straight-forward solution, while pricing our services fairly.”

 “RELIABLE: We stand behind our work to give you and your family peace of mind.”