Mr. Elmakawi received his law degree with a concentration in Taxation law from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the California State University at Northridge. In addition to taxation law, Mr. Elmakawi’s law school studies were focused on estate planning, earning him the “CALI Excellence for the Future Award®” in estate planning.
Mr. Elmakawi has over fifteen years of extensive wealth and investment management experience, and is licensed as an Investment Advisor and Registered Representative, holding FINRA Series 7, 63, and 66 licenses. Mr. Elmakawi is also licensed by the California Department of Insurance as a Life, Health, Accident, and Disability agent.
Through his work as an Investment Advisor and Wealth Manager, Mr. Elmakawi discovered his passion for estate and tax planning, finding the complexities faced by clients in these areas fascinating. Desiring to deliver complete solutions to clients faced with issues at the intersection of estate planning, tax law and wealth management, Mr. Elmakawi pursued his J.D. to combine his extensive wealth management experience with a law degree, so that he could serve his clients in the most complete way possible.
Mr. Elmakawi is a proud native of Los Angeles, and grew up in the Pasadena area.