Elizabeth Shoemaker

Elizabeth Shoemaker

Location : Redwood City, California
Phone : 650-242-1978
Email : liz@makmanlaw.com

Elizabeth Shoemaker is a corporate attorney whose practice focuses on corporate transactions, intellectual property licensing and civil litigation. She has experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of corporate contracts. She is also experienced in assisting and advising clients throughout the entire process of forming a company, including the registration process, drafting the formation documents (for corporations and LLCs), negotiating commercial real estate space, obtaining executive visas, registering trademarks and hiring employees.

On the litigation side, Ms. Shoemaker has represented clients in contract, trademark, real estate, product safety, and employment matters. In 2011, she successfully argued a case before the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel and obtained a judgment for her client in a published opinion.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Ms. Shoemaker worked in the information technology field. She has lived in Japan for over 10 years and she reads and speaks Japanese.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • 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


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California at San Diego, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, San Diego, California
    • Master of Pacific International Affairs
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude)
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Charlie Y., Inc. v. Carey, 446 B.R. 384, 2011


  • Japanese
  • Spanish
International Business and Technology

Office Location

Law Offices of David A. Makman
483 Seaport Court, Suite 103
Redwood City, CA 94063
Office: 650-242-1560
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