Hawaii attorney with substantial experience as lead counsel in (i) hotel, resort and commercial property transactions, (ii) all aspects of hotel, resort and commercial property financing, including enforcement and restructure, (iii) creating structured and atypical lending programs, (iv) all aspects of operations and development, and (v) providing strategic business and structure counsel to business owners, investors, lenders and real estate developers.
Representation has included $1.5 Billion in buy/sell or investment transactions (representing buyers, sellers and investors), over $5 Billion in financing transactions (representing borrowers and lenders), and nearly $1 Billion in development projects.
Extensive experience in negotiating, drafting, underwriting and financing hotel/resort and commercial ground leases and development agreements.
Commercial and real estate litigation experience includes obtaining very substantial client recoveries and defenses on cost-effective basis for a variety of clients including owners, borrowers and lenders.
Hotel & Commercial Ground Leasing — Negotiated, closed and financed prime ground leases throughout Waikiki.
Hotel & Commercial Financing — Lead or local counsel on over $5 Billion in financing, representing borrowers and lenders. Counsel includes first-tier hotel, resort and commercial properties throughout Waikiki, Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, and Kauai.
Hotel & Commercial Buy/Sell and Restructuring — Lead counsel on extensive list of hotel and resort buy, sell and restructuring including iconic or best-in-class properties in Waikiki, Maui and Hawaii Island. Transaction volume in excess of $1.5 Billion.
Commercial Disputes — Multiple, multi-million dollar recoveries and defenses as lead counsel in commercial or real estate disputes.
International Bankruptcy/Restructuring — Lead counsel to foreign bankruptcy trustee representatives in complex US asset restructuring and dispositions upheld in first appellate decision interpreting new US Bankruptcy Code Article 15. 377 B.R. 243 (BAP 9th Cir. 2007).