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Elizabeth Shoemaker

Of Counsel

San Francisco Office

4 Embarcadero Center Ste. 1400
San Francisco CA, 94111



ELIZABETH SHOEMAKER joined Teraoka & Partners LLP with considerable international business experience, having served as an international planning analyst and IT strategist for Fujitsu Limited in Japan and as a marketing manager for a Tokyo software company.

She also owned and operated a software support

and translation company in Tokyo. She lived in Japan for 10 years. She practices business and corporate law, real estate and commercial litigation.

Ms. Shoemaker enjoys marathon running, snowboarding and skiing, and yacht racing.


UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, CA (Juris Doctor, May 2006)

University of California at San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, San Diego, CA (Masters, Pacific International Affairs, June 1991)

Amherst College, Amherst, MA (BA magna cum laude, Political Science, May 1987)


Successfully argued a case before the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and obtained a judgment for the client in a published opinion. Charlie Y., Inc. v. Carey, 446 B.R. 384, 2011

Prevailed before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal in 2012.

Pierced the corporate veil in a breach of contract trial in Santa Clara Superior Court in 2013.


Bar Admissions

California, 2006 

U.S. District Court Northern District of California

U.S. District Court Eastern District of California

U.S. District Court Central District of California

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit