Hawaii Business Lawyers

Barry D. Edwards Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

University System of Georgia - University of Georgia9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii, U.S. Supreme Court and Hawaii
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Bridget G. Morgan-Bickerton Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney

University of California - BerkeleyHawaii and Washington
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Stephen M. Tannenbaum Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience

New York University School of LawNew York and Hawaii
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James J. Bickerton Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer

UCLA School of LawHawaii, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
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J. Porter DeVries
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Kailua Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(808) 339-3200 75-5591 Palani Rd Suite 2001
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Pace Law School
J. Porter DeVries began his career at the Wall Street firm of Segal Gebski, where he represented clients encountering construction, business, real estate, and international disputes. With Condominium and Community Association clients, Porter focuses on enabling Boards of Directors to establish and maintain the highest standards of good governance. Underscoring the firm’s proactive approach, he leads DeVries’ preventative counseling and strategic planning services, as well as ensuring that Boards are legally protected in disputes and thrive in the myriad aspects of governing Hawaii’s diverse associations. Leading the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Litigation sector, Porter routinely...
Barry Lloyd Sooalo
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(808) 754-5669 Genesis Tower
810 Richards Street, Suite 335
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Barry Sooalo has practiced law in the courts of Washington D.C., Hawaii and American Samoa. Barry's Sooalo's broad and highly specialized experience in the areas of criminal law, government relations, lobbying and legislation, customs law, business transactions, civil litigation, and appellate law, makes him a much sought after litigator and legal counsel in Hawaii for clients from Hawaii and for clients from abroad who require legal counsel and representation for legal matters in Hawaii and elsewhere. Mr. Sooalo is a veteran of the US Army.
John Olson
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Kealakekua, HI Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(808) 323-2677 79-7516 Hawaii Belt Road
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Business, Construction, Divorce and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
John L. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters from litigation (civil, probate, trust disputes); advising businesses in day to day matters, including contracts and management; transactional work for individuals and business; criminal defense; to Estate Planning in Kona and Kamuela. As a sole practioner he gained a width breadth of knowledge to assist his clients in just about anything. He was born and raised on the Island of O`ahu, and moved to Kona in 1973 with his wife. There, they raised two sons: Robert and Peter Olson, both of whom are...
Na Lan
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(808) 526-3617 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Na Lan's practice areas include immigration law, condominium and community association law, business and real property transactions, and dispute resolution for Mandarin-speaking investors and business owners. Born and raised in China, she is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English.

She earned her law degree from the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law, where she graduated cum laude. She was the Managing Editor of the Asia Pacific Law & Policy Journal, and also served as an intern for Judge Craig Nakamura of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. For three years, she was a legal research assistant...
Kenneth Marcus
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(808) 537-6100 733 Bishop Street, 19 floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Kenneth Marcus has over thirty-five years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales. He also has extensive experience in the formation of partnerships and limited liability companies, and corporate finance. His real property practice includes the development, acquisition, sale, financing and restructuring of hotels, office buildings and shopping centers, with particular expertise in the hotel industry.
Peter S.R. Olson
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Kealakekua, HI Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(808) 323-2677 79-7516 HAWAII BELT ROAD
Kealakekua, HI 96750
Business, Divorce, Personal Injury and Probate
Peter S.R. Olson is an attorney who handles a wide variety of matters, including: litigation (civil, family, and criminal), transactional, and business formation/advisement in Kona and Kamuela.

He was born and raised in South Kona on the Big Island of Hawai`i. He is the son of John L. Olson, founder of the firm. Peter has assisted his father at the firm since he was five years old.
Peter received his Juris Doctor and Environmental Law Certificate from Univerisity of Hawai`i at Manoa's William S. Richardson School of Law in 2005. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Glenn...
Duane Randall Fisher
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(808) 537-6100 733 Bishop Street, 19 floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Duane R. Fisher concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, construction law, business structure and operations and commercial transactions. Mr. Fisher has represented a wide range of business organizations, from hotel owners, telecommunications companies, general contractors, Wall Street investment firms and multibillion dollar energy development companies to closely held corporations and sole proprietors, in both private transactions and before federal and state administrative agencies.
Carl Schlack Jr
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(808) 523-6044 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Real Estate and Securities
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Lance David Collins
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Wailuku, HI Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(808) 243-9292 2070 W Vineyard St
Wailuku, HI 96793
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and Consumer
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Mitchell Wong
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(808) 546-1200 1136 Union Mall
#804
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Minnesota Law School
Mitchell S. Wong has been a lawyer in Hawaii since 1991, when he began his career at the law firm of David C. Schutter. At the time, the law firm was known as Schutter & Glickstein, and the focus of the law firm's practice was personal injury and civil litigation. In time, Mr. Wong became a partner at the law firm, which was then restyled as Schutter Dias Smith & Wong. In 2004 Mr. Wong started his present law firm. While Mr. Wong has continued his diverse work in civil litigation, he also expanded his practice to include family...
David Robert Squeri III
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Diligent and Tenacious Representation, Realistic and Practical SolutionsWith a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and... Read More »
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William Saunders, Jr. Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer

Stanford University Law School9th Circuit, Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
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David Robert Squeri III
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(808) 426-7918 1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1410
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Employment
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Diligent and Tenacious Representation, Realistic and Practical Solutions

With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and Litigation /and/ Business and Transactional Law.

- Dispute Resolution and Litigation: As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals. My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.

- Business and Transactional Law: My transactional practice includes the full...
Raymond Iwamoto
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(808) 523-6006 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Real Estate and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr.  Nathan Natori
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(808) 275-0155 1003 Bishop St. #1360
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Construction, Health Care and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Nathan Natori has been practicing law in Hawaii since 1992, and has represented clients running the gamut from state and county agencies, large corporations (Nextel, The Queen's Health System, Holland America Line, Kaiser Permanente), and local families and individuals. Whether big or small, each client is important to Mr. Natori and receives the same level of service. Timely responses from an attorney who cares and whom you can trust is what you will receive at Natori Law Office LLLC.
Regan M. Iwao
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(808) 439-8041 745 Fort Street
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Jeffrey Piper
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(808) 523-6789 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Securities and Tax
University of California - Los Angeles
Khaled Mujtabaa
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(808) 524-0511 1109 Bethel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Barry D. Edwards Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Criminal and Real Estate
University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
Paul Herrán
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(808) 383-8829 1088 Bishop Street
Penthouse
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Immigration, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
As the landscape for legal services evolves, our fundamental goal is to continuously elevate our level of service to clients and control costs at the same time. To accomplish this important goal, a creative approach to solving legal problems becomes crucial. We believe creativity means finding the right solution unique for each individual client, rather than relying on a one-size-fits-all approach. We also rely on innovative technologies to enhance client value. It is our pleasure to provide you with such services. We are here to help and we take pride in doing so. Contracts Immigration Environmental Law Agency...
William Saunders, Jr. Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Environmental and Personal Injury
Stanford University Law School
Natalie S. Hiu
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Silver
Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 523-6003 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Eric Allan Elkind
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Boston University School of LawU.S. District Court of Hawaii and Hawaii
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Natalie S. Hiu
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer

University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii and U.S. District Court of Hawaii
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Lisa M. Volquardsen
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Kailua-Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 447-1761 P.O. Box 1450
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Business, Bankruptcy, DUI and Estate Planning
St. John's University School of Law
Mark Ito
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(808) 523-6045 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California - Berkeley
Jon Ahmed Zahaby
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(808) 347-5320 888 Mililani Street, PH2
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Elder, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Eric Allan Elkind
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(808) 523-6090 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
David Spee
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Paia, HI Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(808) 579-8244 62 Baldwin Ave #2B
PO Box 790478
Paia, HI 96779
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Washington School of Law
I graduated from the University of Washington law school and was recruited by a Hawaii law firm in 1989. I started my solo practice in Paia in 1994 with a focus on estate planning, probate, real property and small business representation.
Jason Braswell
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Holualoa, HI Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(808) 464-5223 76-5908 Mamalahoa Highway
Holualoa, HI 96740
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Criminal
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Jason R. Braswell graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a B.S. with honors in biology research and received his J.D. with high honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He was admitted to practice law in Illinois in 2003, and spent his first six years of practice in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, practicing in its litigation department. Jason left Skadden and moved to Kailua-Kona to try his hand at entrepreneurship as the co-owner, along with his wife Melissa, of Big Island Running Company, which they built into a thriving running...
Gloria Navarro Buckingham
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Kahului, HI Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(808) 873-5900 80 Hookele St., Suite 201
Kahului, HI 96732
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Bridget G. Morgan-Bickerton Esq.
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Bankruptcy and Consumer
University of California - Berkeley
Scot Z. Matayoshi
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Silver
Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 439-8042 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Kevin Robert Seiter Mr.
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Kailua Kona, HI Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(808) 329-0731 75-650 Mahi Iulani Pl
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Business, Divorce, Environmental and Insurance Claims
Southwestern Law School
1968-1972 - University of Southern California, Bachelor of Arts, English and Philosophy. 1972-1975 - Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 16, 1975. December 18, 1975 -- Admitted to State Bar of California. 1976-1977 -- Associate Professor, Southwestern University, School of Law. 1977-1978 -- Law Clerk, Honorable Manuel L. Real, United States District Court, Central District of California. November 1978 -- Admitted to practice before Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 1978 - Representative, International Professional Surfing. 1978-1980 -- Associate, Rosen, Wachtell & Gilbert, Century City, California. State of Hawaii. October, 1981 -- Admitted to practice law in the State...
Carl Schlack Jr
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawU.S. District Court of Hawaii and Hawaii
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Regan M. Iwao
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience

University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, U.S. Supreme Court and Hawaii
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Richard Paul McClellan III
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(808) 523-0449 846 S Hotel St #308
Honolulu, HI 96813-2583
Business, Tax and White Collar Crime
Rick Abelmann
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(808) 589-1010 1330 Ala Moana Blvd. Ste. 301
Nauru Tower, Lobby
Honolulu, HI 96814
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Washington University School of Law
Daniel Chen
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(808) 225-6535 Pacific Guardian Center, Mauka Tower
737 Bishop Street, Suite 2400
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
I practice in the area of civil lawsuits and disputes and specialize in disputes involving trusts/estates, real estate transactions, business/corporations, and sex assault claims. I represent clients in federal court, state court, arbitrations, administrative hearings, and mediations. I have received an AV-Preeminent peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. If you would like to discuss any legal issues, please feel free to contact me. E-Mail: dchen@rmhawaii.com Phone: (808) 225-6535 Fax: (808) 521-0597
Stanley Ching
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(808) 521-1456 220 S King St
Ste 1600
Honolulu, HI 96813
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Tax
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Lynda L. Arakawa
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer
(808) 523-6040 745 Fort Street
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Stephen M. Tannenbaum Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(808) 599-3811 745 Fort St
#801
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Animal, Collections and Real Estate
New York University School of Law
Paul J.  Sulla Jr
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Hilo, HI Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(808) 933-3600 PO Box 5258
106 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI 96720
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Boston University School of Law
Joseph Fagundes III
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Kailua-Kona, HI Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(808) 326-9831 P.O. Box 2609
Kailua-Kona, HI 96745
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Maritime and Real Estate
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Naomi Hirayasu
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(808) 587-7700 1188 Bishop St., Suite 604
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England, U.K. and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
We as husbands and wives, military members and spouses, parents, men and women from all walks of life, often find ourselves struggling with legal conflicts. Divorce, child custody disputes, and other family law issues can have a significant impact on our futures.

With over 25 years of experience, our Honolulu office can be a safe haven to those seeking legal help with difficult issues. Focusing primarily on family law, our practice is devoted to helping clients come to mutual agreements tailored to resolve their case. However, when negotiations and agreements fail to produce results, we stand prepared to vigorously represent your...
Matthew Matsunaga
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(808) 523-6061 745 Fort St
Suite 1500
Honolulu, HI 96813
Business, Administrative and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
Mitchell Wong
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience

Mitchell S. Wong has been a lawyer in Hawaii since 1991, when he began his career at the law firm of David C. Schutter. At the time, the law firm was known as Schutter & Glickstein, and the focus of... Read More »
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Lynda L. Arakawa
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Honolulu, HI Business Law Lawyer

University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of LawHawaii
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.