The law firm is pleased to announce that nine attorneys have been named by Best Lawyers in America for 2014.
Peter Starn has been named Best Lawyers 2014, Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law. He has over 40 years experience in commercial real estate development, entitlements and operations and extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers, and acquisitions. He is also recognized by Super Lawyers and Chambers USA for Real Estate Law.
Terence O’Toole has been named Best Lawyers 2014, Lawyer of the Year, Appellate Practice. This is his third, Lawyer of the Year recognition by Best Lawyers. He has over forty years experience in commercial litigation, and has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV). He is also recognized by Chambers USA and Benchmark Litigation as a Star.
Kenneth B. Marcus has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2014, for Real Estate Law, Business Organizations and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. He has 38 years of experience in commercial real estate development, finance, leasing, purchases and sales with particular expertise in the hotel industry. He holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV Preeminent rating.
Duane R. Fisher has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2014, for Real Estate, Corporate and Construction Law. He has over 20 years of experience in real estate, hotels and resorts, construction law, business structure and operations and commercial transactions, and holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible, AV Preeminent rating.
Sharon V. Lovejoy has been named Best Lawyers, 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Litigation/Banking & Finance. She has over 20 years of experience in representing clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with primary focus in commercial, real estate and business litigation. She has been twice named to Benchmark Litigation's, Top 250 Women in Litigation.
Trevor A. Brown has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2014 for Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Mortgage Banking and Foreclosure Law, Corporate and Commercial Transactions Law. Brown has also been named a Hawaii Super Lawyer, and has the earned Martindale Hubbell highest rating (AV Preeminent) for his skill and integrity.
Ivan Lui-Kwan has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2014 for Administrative/Regulatory Law and Government Relations Practice. He is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell®, is the Ambassador to the U.S. for the Maori King Tuheitia, and National Board Member of The American Judicature Society. He is Chairman of the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation.
Mark J. Bennett has been recognized by Best Lawyers 2014 for Antitrust Law and Litigation, Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation. Bennett has first-chaired more than 100 jury trials, and argued more than fifty cases on appeal, twice successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is Hawaii's former Attorney General.
Judith Pavey has been named Best Lawyers, 2014 Lawyer of the Year, Product Liability Litigation. She has 35+ years of experience in litigation and litigation related alternative dispute resolution, and also practices in personal injury litigation. She is recognized as a Litigation Star by Benchmark Plaintiff, and by Chambers USA for Litigation.