Donald K. Tamaki

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Minami Tamaki LLP
Partner

Business and Nonprofit Counseling
Entertainment Law

dtamaki@MinamiTamaki.com
415-788-2705
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For over 40 years, Don Tamaki has specialized in providing value-driven legal counsel to entrepreneurs, privately-held companies, and nonprofit corporations, with special focus on commercial leasing, personnel and employment law, corporate governance and other internal practices, licensing, acquisition, and other business transactions.

In addition, Mr. Tamaki has extensive experience negotiating talent agreements and endorsement deals, representing Olympic ice skating gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi, and various television news anchors, reporters and weather persons including Carolyn Johnson, Kristen Sze, Mike Nicco, Carolyn Tyler, Lyanne Melendez, David Louie, Matt Keller and Jonathan Bloom.

For 13 years straight (2004-2016), Mr. Tamaki has been selected to Northern California Super Lawyers, and has received the highest rating for competency and ethics, AV® Preeminent™, from the Martindale-Hubble attorney directory.

Representative clients include, the Straits Restaurant and Sino Restaurant chain, Konica Minolta, East Bay Pediatrics Group, the California HealthCare Foundation, the State Bar of California, the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco, the Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation, the Asian Pacific Fund, the Chinatown Community Development Center, the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and Baker Places, Inc.

In keeping with the firm's tradition of community service, Mr. Tamaki served on the pro bono team that reopened the landmark Supreme Court case of Korematsu v. the United States, overturning Fred Korematsu's conviction for refusing as an American citizen to be incarcerated on account of his racial ancestry. Mr. Tamaki is past member of the board of Glide Foundation and is the board president of the San Francisco Japantown Foundation.
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Education
J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1976
B. A., University of California, Berkeley, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Admissions
California, 1976
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional & Bar Association Memberships
Bar Association of San Francisco
Asian American Bar Association

Community
San Francisco Japantown Foundation, President

Achievements
1987 State Bar of California Loren Miller Award
National Asian Pacific Bar Association 2003 Trailblazer Award