Elizabeth Shoemaker

Location : Redwood City, California

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, 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


  • UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. 
  • UCSD, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, San Diego, California (now School of Global Policy & Strategy at UCSD)
    • Master of Pacific International Affairs 
  • Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A. Political Science (Magna Cum Laude)

Published Works

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


  • Japanese
  • Spanish