Practice Groups

Business, Commercial & Creditor’s Rights

  • Business entities
  • Contracts
  • Tax
  • Employment law
  • Administrative law
  • Intellectual property
  • e-Business
  • Nonprofit laws
  • Franchises
  • Creditor and creditor committee representation
  • Business reorganization
  • Trustee and commissioner representation
  • Mediation
  • Foreclosures and collection

Condominium and Community Association Law

  • Legal opinions for operation and property management
  • Interpretation and enforcement of governing documents
  • Amendment and restatement of Declarations and Bylaws
  • House rules and policies amendment and adoption
  • Review and negotiation of service contracts and commercial leases
  • Duties of directors and officers
  • Dispute resolution/litigation
  • Collection of delinquent assessments and foreclosure
  • Association insurance coverage and insurance defense litigation
  • Fee conversion and lease rent renegotiation

Construction Law

  • Contractor licenses
  • Review and negotiate contracts
  • Contract disputes
  • Bonds
  • Mechanics liens
  • Bid protests
  • Compliances issues
  • Construction design and defects
  • Litigate insurance coverage in construction disputes

Emerging Industries: Renewable Energy

  • Landowners developing photovoltaic (PV) Solar Farms
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Installation of PV systems
  • Geothermal
  • Companies seeking to develop renewable friendly facilities

Estate Planning & Probate

  • Preparation of estate plans
  • Tax planning
  • Charitable giving
  • Dispute resolution
  • Guardianship
  • Business succession planning

Family Law

  • Prosecuting and opposing Family Court civil litigation
  • Military/Federal Family Law litigation and advice
  • LGBT Family Law litigation and advice
  • Interstate/International Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Premarital and Postmarital Agreements

Immigration & Naturalization Law

  • Immigrant visas and lawful permanent residence (green card)
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Court litigation

Insurance Coverage Litigation

  • Commercial General Liability (“CGL”) insurance
  • Individual Disability insurance
  • Automobile insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Excess Insurance coverage
  • Bad faith disputes
  • Directors and Officers
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Property

Real Estate, Land Use, & Eminent Domain

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Condominium operation and management
  • Involuntary acquisition, condemnation, eminent domain defense
  • Zoning, land use, and vested rights planning and litigation
  • Honolulu Rail issues
  • Shoreline and coastal zone law
  • Vacation rentals and TVR’s
  • Environmental law

Trial & Appellate Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

  • Prosecuting and opposing civil appeals and discretionary review in federal and state courts of appeals
  • Amicus briefs
  • Appellate mediation and settlement
  • Advising trial counsel in preserving the record for appeal
  • Crafting and arguing dispositive trial court motions
  • Trials
  • Appeals and petitions for certiorari
  • Administrative hearings
  • Contested cases
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alternative dispute resolution

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