Thomas T. Kawakami


Thomas T. Kawakami is a third generation Japanese American. Mr. Kawakami’s primary focus is advising individuals and privately held businesses on their personal and business affairs with an emphasis on navigating the tax laws to minimize taxes. This focus includes real estate and business structuring, maintenance (through sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), exchanges, acquisitions, sales and dispositions, formations, reorganizations and dissolutions, inbound and domestic financing, succession planning, intra family transfer planning, and charitable giving. Mr. Kawakami integrates into his services his training as an accountant and over 38 years of experience as a tax and business advisor. Prior to founding Lamb & Kawakami LLP, Mr. Kawakami was a partner in the business, tax, trust and estates department at Musick, Peeler & Garrett and an associate at the international law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue.


University of San Diego, School of Law, JD -1986

University of California, Los Angeles, BA- 1983

Thomas T. Kawakami

T: 213.630.5540

“Finding simple, innovative solutions in a complex environment.”