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Maria K. Mak

 Partner

Maria K. Mak is an experienced Business and Real Estate law practitioner with an accounting and tax background.  Maria is also a licensed California Real Estate broker since 2005. Maria was selected Pasadena Magazine's Top Attorney in 2012 and 2013. Her clients include: 

 

  • Real Estate Developers and Operators

  • Small and Medium-sized Business Owners and Entities

  • Non-Profit Organizations

 

Education
Maria received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University of Los Angeles in 1982. While working full time as an accountant during the day, she attended Loyala Law School at night. Maria obtained her CPA license in 1985 and her Juris Doctor degree in 1988. Maria has practiced law since 1992, primarily focusing in the areas of Business and Real Estate law.

 

Experience
Prior to practicing law, Maria gained a broad spectrum of experience in the areas of tax compliance and consulting, auditing, and real estate development. She also acquired valuable experience as a law intern at the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

 

Maria is fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, in addition to English.

 

Bar Admission and Professional Memberships

  • California State Bar

  • US District Court, Central District of California

  • Certified Public Accountant

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Real Estate Broker

  • Hong Kong Association of Southern California

  • Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation

 

Past Employment Positions

  • Tax Associate, Price Waterhouse

  • Tax Consultant, Thrifty Corporation

  • Tax Analyst, Transamerica Insurance

  • Certified Public Accountant, Local Firms

 

Past Pro Bono Activities

Speaker, Commercial Leases Workshop, Chinatown Service Center

Legal Counsel, Hong Kong Schools Alumni Federation, Scholarship Foundation

President, Chinese American CPA Society of Southern California

VITA Volunteer