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Thomas N. Shigekuni

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Board Member

Phone: (323) ***-****  HQ Phone
Keiro Senior HealthCare
325 South Boyle Ave
Los Angeles, California 90033
United States

Company Description: Keiro Senior HealthCare offers individuals age 14 and over a number of volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas. The majority of volunteer positions and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Retirement Home


  • JD
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Board of Directors - Keiro Senior HealthCare, 9 June 2013 [cached]
Thomas N. Shigekuni, JD
Thomas N. Shigekuni, 3 Oct 2010 [cached]
A ONE-MAN FIRM WHICH SUDDENLY GREW VERY BIG: Shigekuni first started practicing law representing a small computer software development company, a one-man firm, which was instrumental in setting up computer departments for the large companies which up to that time did not have computers in their businesses. When the one-man firm first started, Tom wondered how a one-man firm could possibly get contracts to develop computer departments for giant multinational manufacturing companies that controlled the electronics and small automobile manufacturing and importing businesses in America.
GIANT MANUFACTURERS BENEFITED FROM TOM'S WORK: The large companies operating in the USA which were just setting up offices in the USA were such worldwide companies such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sony, and practically every large overseas manufacturers in the USA from Japan. Shigekuni drafted contracts between the small firm he represented and the giant corporations. The one-man firm set up by Shigekuni quickly grew to over 600 employees and had over 500 computer experts working in key departments in most of the giant multinational manufacturers.. Although the giant electronic and automobile manufacturers had full knowledge that Shigekuni was drafting contracts for the establishment of computer departments for almost all of their major competitors, they had confidence in Tom's ability to maintain confidentiality among the competitors.
FILLING A GAP FOR CLIENTS: Very early on, Shigekuni discovered that no matter how sophisticated the technical men he worked with were, they hardly thought about estate plans incorporating Wills, trust, powers of attorneys, health care directives, and other devices to protect their families in preserving their hard earned assets. He quickly developed the early-day living trusts and Pour Over Wills with their supporting documents. Many of the early trusts that he developed in collaboration with leading trust experts of the day basically are still used today when sophisticated estate planning is needed. Some of the trust plans developed by Tom and associates in the 1970s are still very popular today showing that they were viable plans that fit the changing tax laws over the 30 to 40 years past.
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Thomas N. Shigekuni, 14 Aug 2008 [cached]
Attorney at Law, works in the same office with Thomas N. Shigekuni and helps Tom in the administration of probates and trust administrations.
Copyright Thomas N. Shigekuni. All rights reserved
Keiro Senior HealthCare - Board of Directors, 6 July 2011 [cached]
Thomas N. Shigekuni, Esq.
Legal Bridge, 15 Aug 2005 [cached]
Thomas Shigekuni | David Hutchens | Mark Kiguchi
Thomas Shigekuni
Thomas N. Shigekuni graduated from the University of Southern California Law Center in 1966. From 1967 through the 1980s, he represented a computer software development firm as lead attorney in drafting and administering computer software development contracts for all of the major Japanese multinational automobile and electronics manufacturers operating in the USA, Asia, Europe, and South America. After the sale of the software company, he was engaged in the drafting and administration of video game development contracts with most of the copyright owners of the most popular video games wordwide for over a decade. Since the early 1970s, he has drafted California living trusts. He has prepared and administered thousands of Trusts and Wills from the simplest to the most complex.
He has maintained law offices in Torrance, CA for over 37 years and continues to work with trusts, Wills, probate, and general estate administration. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Keiro Retirement Home and the South Coast Botanic Garden and has served on many boards of educational and other non profit groups such as Pepperdine University, the Rotary Club, Amache Historical Society, the Torrance Sister City Association, the Kokusai International Bilingual School (accredited by the Japanese government), and the Malaga Cove Homeowner's Association. He is a life member of the Pepperdine University Alumni Association, the UCLA Alumni Association, and the USC Law Alumni Association and is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International.
He was appointed by the California Governor to the State Board of Agriculture where he was instrumental in the permanent establishment of the state-wide Farmers' Market System for direct sales of produce from small farmers to consumers. He was given authority to formulate California's position on ending or continuing the farmer's markets. After a 6-months study of interviewing small farmers all over California and numerous super market lobbyists who inhabit the Capitol in Sacramento, his recommendations to the Governor and the State legislature were accepted by all sides, and we now have the popular farmers markets in practically every California community. The L. A. County Board of Supervisors appointed him to the Energy Commission and to help select the Agricultural Commissioner for L. A. County and the Director of Weights and Measures (whose logo is seen on every gas pump in Calif.).
He is a member of the US Supreme Court Bar, the California Bar, and the various bar associations in L. A. County, the Japanese American Bar Association, and the South Bay Bar Association. He is a long-time supporter of CANHR (Calif. Advocates for Nursing Home Reform) and is on the advisory committee of H. E. L. P., a southern California non profit public service group dedicated to helping the elderly.
He served in the military during one of the Asian wars as Editor of Intelligence Reports for the HQ Air Intelligence Service Squadron of the U. S. Far East Air Force.
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