VAUGHN G. T. COOK is a Director in the firm’s Hilo office. A licensed CPA (not in public practice) as well as an attorney, Mr. Cook’s practice includes tax law, business immigration, general business/commercial law, and administrative licensing law statewide. Mr. Cook’s areas of concentration are business taxation and general business transactional planning for both for-profit and non-profit entities. Mr. Cook received his B.S.C. degree from Santa Clara Univ. where he majored in Accounting. He received his law degree from the Univ. of Utah College of Law and his LL.M. (Taxation) from the Univ. of Washington School of Law. Before joining our firm, Mr. Cook was a tax manager with Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Cook is currently the Statewide Chair of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (2021-2022) and a member of the board of directors of the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce (2021-2022). Previously, he served as President of the Hawaiʻi County Bar Association in 2009, President of the Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce from 2012-2013, President of the Hawaiʻi Shima Fukuoka Kenjinkai from 2010-2013, Vice Chair of Hawaiʻi Tax Review Commission (2015-2018), and has been recognized for outstanding volunteer service.