Lindsay E. Orman, Honolulu Litigation Attorney

Lindsay E. Orman

Director

What People Say About Us

"A very aggressive litigation group with some highly talented lawyers."

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"A top notch law firm — highly impressive. Strategic thinkers with an uncommon ability to sift through complex issues to get to common-sense solutions."

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"The individuals we work with come with high recommendations and take an assertive stance."

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"Starn O'Toole clearly stands out above the rest in what they do."

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"An impressive reputation as a go to commercial litigation law firm for regional and global corporations."

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"We were looking for the best litigators in Hawaii, and we found them."

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"The team is praised for comprising"excellent attorneys"who are"highly knowledgeable."

Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business, Comment

"thoughtful, creative problem solvers. They have the courage to challenge the client when it is their best interest."

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"They have been an excellent representative for us. They are thoughtful in their analysis of the situation, have explored a variety of available options, offered sound advice and followed through with persistence."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has excellent lawyers. They are great advisors, and are very professional and polished."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is an excellent and responsive firm that understands business needs and issues."

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"An excellent firm. Excellent service and very responsive, with well trained junior associates. They provide sound commercial advice."

Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business, Comment

"The thing that really makes them stand out is their business advisory capabilities — they are very insightful about the business side of real estate acquisitions."

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"The best attorneys are in this firm. They are sensitive to the client's needs, most professional and won all of my litigation cases. I would highly recommend this law firm."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is the best firm I’ve had the pleasure of working with over a 38 year career. To a person, they are all professional, caring, effective and ethical."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has strong partners and associates in both real estate and commercial litigation. They are well respected by peers and local judges."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is first rate. The level of professionalism is extraordinary, and the competence is off the charts. Their negotiating ability with opposing counsel was superb; professional, courteous, and firm. They were able therefore, to reach good settlements and serve us very well while maintaining fine relationships with opposing counsel. This is a confident firm, with confidence based on achievement."

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"Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is one of the best most competent firms and attorneys I have ever used."

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"I never cease to be surprised at the skills Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher brings in solving my legal issues. They are well connected and well regarded around town."

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"When we got into a litigation matter in Hawaii, we got a reference to Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher. They not only exceed in their expertise, they understand the culture and politics of the area as well. Stephanie Thompson and the staff in particular showed impeccable integrity. I usually refrain from participating in these types of surveys, but I wanted to share how great this firm is."

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"The attorneys at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher have proved to be extremely efficient and responsive and while they are a top rate firm, their efficiency in work keeps costs reasonable. I enjoy and appreciate working with them, especially Ken Marcus."

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"Doug Chin, at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, has been a wonderful partner in our government relations efforts. He is a consummate professional and well respected in our community, so he is able to open many doors for us. We appreciate our partnership with Doug and with Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher."

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"Stephanie and Trevor, at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, helped us through a very difficult case with patience, compassion and diligence. Their attentiveness and candor got us the best possible outcome. I highly recommend!"

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"The real estate team at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are true professionals. They are very knowledgeable on matters of Hawaiian law, and take a practical business approach to negotiations and problem-solving. They possess excellent research, drafting and negotiating skills. The presence of a government relations capability at the firm is a definite plus. I have worked with the firm for many years and look forward to many more."

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Lindsay E. Orman is a Director of the firm.  She is a versatile Hawaii real estate attorney and business attorney who is skilled at analyzing complex matters and developing creative, results-oriented solutions. Ms. Orman represents diverse clients, including hotels, developers, government agencies, publicly traded companies, closely held entities, and individuals. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of real estate acquisitions and sales, land use and entitlements issues, business structure and operations, business transactions, and legislative and other government relations work.

Ms. Orman has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star" List in the practice area of Real Estate Law (2018,2019).

Ms. Orman holds Martindale-Hubbell's® highest possible rating "AV Preeminent®"; this rating is given by her legal peers, based on their knowledge of her work, knowledge and integrity.

Examples of Ms. Orman’s work include:

  • Hawaii counsel for one of the world’s largest hotel owners. Ms. Orman is a key member of the SOM&F team representing one of the world’s largest hotel owners. Work includes real estate acquisitions, development, permitting, title issues, and government affairs work.
  • Eminent Domain. Ms. Orman represents a government agency in connection with the condemnation of dozens of property interests for major infrastructure improvements. Work includes title and ownership issues, legal compliance, governmental approvals, and litigation strategy and support.
  • Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales, and Development. Ms. Orman regularly represents clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, sales, and development. Work includes contract drafting and review, due diligence, closing documents, title insurance, and entitlements and approvals.
  • Business Transactions. Ms. Orman regularly represents clients in connection with entity formation, registrations, and governing documents. Ms. Orman has also handled numerous business acquisitions from contract negotiations through closing, including several asset purchases on behalf of a Hawaii real estate brokerage. 
  • Stock Restructuring and Refinancing. Ms. Orman was part of the SOM&F team representing an airline in a stock restructuring and refinancing transaction. Work included drafting a loan agreement, promissory notes, security agreements, stock warrant and purchase agreement, and updated entity documents and working with regulatory counsel and client business executives to obtain US DOT approval.
  • Legislative work. Ms. Orman is registered as a lobbyist with the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, and Hawaii County. Work includes drafting proposed legislation and testimony, preparing legal analysis, meeting with key stakeholders, and advising clients on campaign spending and other reporting requirements.
  • Litigation experience. Although Ms. Orman presently concentrates her practice outside of litigation, she has represented clients in state and federal court and in arbitrations. Ms. Orman’s transactional work is informed by her litigation experience, including complex construction litigation and disputes related to entity control and change of control.

Before joining Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, Ms. Orman served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Emily Hewitt in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. During law school, Ms. Orman interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Courts Section, Civil Division.

Prior to law school, Ms. Orman worked as a book editor at Random House, Inc. in New York City, where she acquired and edited books for both the Crown and Three Rivers Press imprints. Ms. Orman was born and raised in Texas.