Russell T. Yamane
Russell Yamane graduated from the University of Hawai’i in 1977 and obtained his Certified Public Accountant license in 1978. He moved to Maui in 1980 and worked for Coopers & Lybrand for twenty years on both Oahu and Maui. He became a partner in 1993. In 1997 he purchased the Maui office of Coopers & Lybrand. The business is now named Russell Yamane & Associates CPAs, Inc . Mr. Yamane has been integral in the success for many renewable energy firms throughout the islands, including the success of the Maui’s Kaheawa Windfarms 1 and 2.
Russell Yamane & Associates CPAs, Inc. performs a variety of professional accounting services ranging from conducting audits to review and compilation of financial statements of both profit and non-profit organizations. In addition, he also provides various income tax services, ranging from income tax preparation to consultation on income and estate tax structuring. He is also involved with consultation on business mergers and acquisition and litigation support . Mr. Yamane has extensive knowledge of the tax incentives for renewables in Hawai’i.
Mr. Yamane received the United States Small Business Administration Accounting Advocate Award in 1993.He is currentlya board member on the Hawai’i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC) which has oversight responsibilities for the state run hospitals.
He has been involved in renewable energy companies and investments for over 15 years and has been a partner with Mr. Smith and Mr. Unemori on each of their successful energy projects to date. Russell’s peers view him as a tax wizard a key component to their successes.