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 Litigation. Represented 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.