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Sunny D. Dobashi

SUNNY D. DOBASHI has spent more than 30 years advising closely held businesses, primarily corporations. His practice includes all facets of legal counsel to the closely held business, including entity selection and formation; operational and transactional planning, implementation, and documentation; succession and estate planning.

Sunny began his career in the early 1980s as a tax accountant. First with Arthur Young & Co in San Francisco, California, and later with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., in his home town of San Jose, California.

This accounting background served Sunny well when he came to Sacramento in 1985 to join Wohl, Cinnamon & Hagedorn, a law firm which featured an emphasis in business, corporate, and taxation law. In 1998 Sunny and Michael M. Cinnamon, another former accountant, formed the law firm of Cinnamon & Dobashi, Inc.

The credo of Cinnamon & Dobashi, Inc., was and continues to be, to provide legal advice in the context of business realities, rather than in a vacuum of legal theory.

Sunny served as a lecturer in the Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation program, teaching Tax Research & Decision Making, and Taxation of Capital Assets.

In his spare time, Sunny enjoys playing golf with his wife Nickie both at their home course here, and at their adopted second home course in Kauai, Hawaii.


Past Lecturer at Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation

California State Bar Tax Section

  • Executive Committee Advisor (1995-1996)
  • Chair, Minorities in the Tax Profession Committee (1994-1995)
L.L.M. Taxation, Golden Gate University
J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
B.A., University of California, Davis