As Director of Tax Services at Hargrove Firm, Pauline brings over 20 years of experience as an estate planning attorney and Certified Public Account (CPA) to the team. In addition to being Of Counsel to Hargrove Firm since September 2022, Pauline has also operated her own tax practice, Tokunaga Law Firm, P.C., since 2005. Based out of Pleasanton, California. Pauline’s areas of concentration include estate planning, wills, trusts, tax planning, tax return preparation, tax relief, IRS audits and business formation.
Pauline graduated from Golden Gate University School of Law in 2004 with honors. She has previously worked as General Counsel for Health Optimization Medicine and Practice Association 501(c)(3), and she was General Counsel and Finance Director at Smarter Not Harder, Inc. Pauline’s extensive accounting experience includes preparing and auditing financial statements for small privately held companies, non-profit organizations, school districts, cities and banks. In addition, Pauline prepares numerous individual, corporate and partnership tax returns.
Pauline is a member of the State Bar of California, is a licensed CPA by the California Board of Accountancy, and she is a member of the American Association of Attorney – Certified Public Accountants (AAA – CPA).