Ryan H. Engle - Bays Lung Rose & Holma

Ryan H. Engle

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2015

Mr. Engle's practice focuses in the areas of real estate litigation, construction contracts and disputes, and complex business litigation. 

Examples of Mr. Engle's work include:

  • Constitutional Law. Represented a national REIT in a highly publicized constitutional challenge of legislation affecting the methods for calculating lease rent under long-term industrial ground leases.  Successfully obtained ruling declaring statute unconstitutional under the contracts and equal protection clauses of the United States Constitution. 
  • Construction Litigation. Represented large general contractor in a landmark mechanic’s lien action involving a master-planned commercial project. Proceeded to a probable cause hearing and obtained a total mechanic’s lien against the project for an amount in excess of $20 million. 
  • Class Action Defense. Represented prominent Hawaii developer in ten year long class action litigation alleging construction defects and statutory non-disclosure in the design and sale of units in a large-scale residential subdivision. Mr. Engle obtain summary judgment on half of the claims asserted by the class, resulting in a highly favorable settlement that involved the payment of only nominal damages to a handful of individual class members and the implementation of an extended warranty program.
  • Complex Business LitigationRepresented one of the nation's leading generic drug manufacturers in highly-publicized multi-party case brought by the State of Hawaii alleging fraud and misrepresentation in the pricing and distribution of pharmaceuticals to Hawaii Medicaid program.  

He is a member of NAIOP, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Engle is also a frequent speaker at construction law seminars in Hawaii and the author of a number of construction-related publications. 

Kenyon CollegeBA 1997Boston University School of LawJ.D. 2001
Building Industry Association of Hawaii

Office Location

Topa Financial Center, Suite 900
700 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law

Other Information

Gender: Male