Leech Tishman Partner and HKASC President Danton K. Mak Receives Commendations 

PITTSBURGH, PA – March 6, 2018 – Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC (“Leech Tishman”) is proud to once again sponsor the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (“HKASC”). On Saturday, March 3, 2018, Leech Tishman served as the Corporate Banquet Chair at the HKASC’s 26th Chinese New Year Gala. During the event, Leech Tishman Intellectual Property Practice Group Partner Danton K. Mak received multiple commendations for his service in the community and as President of the HKASC.

This year’s HKASC Chinese New Year Gala celebrated the Lunar Year of the Dog with food, music, and entertainment. The event featured a silent and live auction that included exciting raffle prizes, including a Cathay Pacific round-trip air ticket from L.A. to Hong Kong. The gala also featured the Miss Chinatown Court. Over 500 guests enjoyed an evening of networking with others in the Southern California business community.

During the Chinese New Year Gala, several commendations celebrating another successful year were presented:

  • Leech Tishman was recognized for its support of the event as the Corporate Banquet Chair. Managing Partner Pete A. Fuscaldo accepted the commendation from the HKASC in recognition of Leech Tishman’s support and service;
  • State of California Treasurer John Chiang recognized Danton K. Mak “in appreciation for [his] outstanding contributions that strengthen business relations, promote understanding, and expand economic opportunity in California, Hong Kong, and throughout the globe;”
  • Mike Eng, former Assemblyman, Mayor and Trustee, presented Danton K. Mak with a certificate of Commendation for his service as President of the HKASC;
  • Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California’s 27th congressional district, presented the Certificate of Congressional Recognition to the HKASC;
  • Mike Fong, Vice President of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees, presented a commendation for the HKASC’s leadership and efforts in the community;

Many local business, community and political leaders participated in the event, which was also supported by the attendance of Leech Tishman attorneys and staff, as well as their friends and spouses: Pete A. Fuscaldo, Managing Partner; Kaylyn Boca, Real Estate Practice Group Chair; William F. Bresee, Energy Practice Group Chair, and spouse Josie Bresee; Alan M. Kindred, Intellectual Property Partner, and spouse Lorraine Kindred; Danton K. Mak, Intellectual Property Partner; Steven M. Taber, Aviation & Aerospace and Environmental attorney, and spouse Julie Taber; Philip A. Toomey, West Coast Business & Employment Client Relations Partner, and spouse Celeste Toomey; Eric J. Wu, Employment, Corporate, and Litigation Associate, and spouse Tiffany Wu; David Kim, Director at Goldstein & Associates; Michael Allawos, COO at Longxi Bearing USA Inc., and spouse; Albert Huang and spouse; Lily Kuo, Marketing Manager at New Century Insurance, and spouse.


Managing Partner Pete Fuscaldo (right) accepts the commendation from the HKASC in recognition of Leech Tishman’s support and service.

Alan M. Kindred (left) and Danton K. Mak (right)

Alan M. Kindred (left) and spouse Lorraine Kindred

Danton K. Mak (left)

Danton K. Mak (left)


Pete A. Fuscaldo (right)

Pete A. Fuscaldo (right)



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Danton K. Mak is a partner at Leech Tishman and is based in the Los Angeles, CA office. Danton also serves as the President of the HKASC, where he supports the Board in its efforts to bring HKASC forward and sustain growth in the Southern California region. 


Founded in 1986, the Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC) aims to facilitate business opportunities and strengthen the economic relationship between Hong Kong and Southern California, through mixers, seminars, breakfasts, luncheons, dinner galas and other events. 

HKASC is a member association of the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBAW), which provides its partners with connections to over 13,000 business leaders in 30 countries. It is also one of twelve charter members of the National U.S. Hong Kong Business Association (NUSHKBA), which was formed in 2004 to develop and promote US-Hong Kong business nationwide. 

The Board of Directors of Hong Kong Association of Southern California (HKASC) is a body of elected members who jointly oversee the activities of the association. This is the leadership team in bringing HKASC forward and sustaining growth in the Southern California region.