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12 Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher Attorneys Recognized by 2018 Best Lawyers list. Five Lawyers of the Year in Honolulu for 2018

August 15, 2017 | Share

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher is proud to announce that twelve firm attorneys have been been recognized by Best Lawyers in America©. The firm has steadily increased the number of attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® and for 2018, adds the firm’s Managing Director Norman H.Y. Cheng and Senior Real Estate Counsel Christina N. Ohira to the list, both in the practice area of Real Estate Law. 

The firm is also pleased to announce that five 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in Honolulu were recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Peter Starn (Business Organizations), Terence “Terry” O’Toole (Appellate Practice), Ivan M. Lui-Kwan (Government/Relations Practice), Mark J. Bennett (Bet-The-Company Litigation) and Judith Ann Pavey (Litigation-Banking and Finance) are all recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in Honolulu.  Additionally, all five attorneys have been recognized in prior years for this special honor.

Peter Starn has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple practice areas and named “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Business Organizations. He has 45 years experience in commercial real estate development, entitlements and operations, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions.

Terence “Terry” J. O’Toole has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation practice areas and named “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Appellate Practice. He has over 45 years experience in complex commercial litigation.

Ivan M. Lui-Kwan has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list and named “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Government/Relations Practice. He has practiced law for over 45 years, focusing on Hawaii’s land use, administrative and real estate law.

Mark J. Bennett has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation practice areas and named “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Bet-The-Company Litigation. He is the former Hawaii State Attorney General, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Judith Ann Pavey has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list  in multiple litigation practice areas and named “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, Litigation-Banking and Finance. Ms. Pavey practices and is recognized in both commercial and personal injury law areas.

Ken Marcus has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple practice areas. His focus is on commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales, with expertise in the hotel industry. He has 40 years of experience in the areas of commercial real estate law, development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales.

Duane R. Fisher has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple transactional practice areas and this year is also recognized in the practice area of Business Organizations. His practice focus is in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, construction law, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.  

Sharon V. Lovejoy has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation practice areas and this year is also recognized in the practice area of Litigation-Environmental. Her primary focus is in commercial, real estate and business litigation matters.

Trevor A. Brown has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in multiple litigation and transactional practice areas and this year is also recognized in the practice area of  Litigation-Securities. Mr.  Brown represents clients in both litigation and transactions.

Norman H.Y. Cheng has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in the practice area of Real Estate Law.  He is the firm’s Managing Director and concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, hotels and resorts, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.

Andrew J. Lautenbach has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation.  Mr. Lautenbach is a Director of the firm and focuses his practice in the area of complex commercial litigation.

Christina N. Ohira has been selected to the 2018 Best Lawyers In America® list in the practice area of Real Estate Law.  Ms. Ohira is Senior Real Estate Counsel to the firm and focuses her practice in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, business structure and operations, and commercial transactions.


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