Sara S. T. Strona

Sara S. T. Strona

Director

What People Say About Sara S. T. Strona

"Worked with Sara (who represented the buyer and I the seller) recently on a complex hotel transaction which involved the simultaneous closing of two separate transactions (a fee and a leasehold purchase) and a number of challenging issues arose.  After the closing my client, my client’s broker and I all agreed that Sara’s performance throughout the transaction and especially during the pre-closing period was instrumental in achieving our goal.  She is an excellent lawyer."
Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Comment

"Ms. Strona is an exceptional attorney with excellent skills."
Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Review Comment

Ms. Strona is a Director of the firm. Ms. Strona focuses her practice in the areas of commercial real estate transactions, leasing, commercial asset sales, and corporate law.

Ms. Strona has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star" list in the practice area of Real Estate Law since 2020. 

Ms.Strona has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch list in the practice areas of Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law and Real Estate Law.

Ms. Strona 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. Strona’s work include:

Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales, Development, and Financing.  Represents clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, sales, development and construction, and financing. Negotiates, drafts, and reviews purchase contracts and loan documents and assists clients with due diligence, title review and title insurance negotiation, and entitlements and approvals.

Commercial Leasing.  Represents both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of retail, office, and ground leases, subleases, and lease extensions and assignments.

Corporate Structuring.  Represents clients in connection with forming and structuring entities, drafting operating and partnership agreements, obtaining government licenses, and negotiating transactions between business partners.

Business Transactions.  Handles business acquisitions from negotiations through closing.  Assists clients with a variety of commercial contracts relating to loans, asset sales, intellectual property licensing, and management and consulting services.

Hotel and Resort.  Assists clients with due diligence, contract negotiation, and closing process for sale and acquisition of hotel and golf course properties.

Government Relations.  Assists clients in tracking, reviewing, and analyzing proposed legislation, advises clients as to the potential effects of legislation, meets with key stakeholders, and prepares testimony on behalf of clients.

After graduating from the William S. Richardson School of Law, Ms. Strona served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Katherine G. Leonard, Associate Judge of the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals. She served judicial externships with the Honorable Simeon R. Acoba (Ret.), Associate Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court, and the Honorable Richard R. Clifton (Ret.), Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 

Prior to joining Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, Ms. Strona was an associate at another Honolulu law firm, where she focused her practice on commercial real estate sales and acquisitions, commercial leasing, business asset sales, and commercial financing.

Ms. Strona has previously served as President of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association's Board of Directors and as a member of the ‘Iolani School Board of Governors.