Finance Law


Business and Legal Experience Combined, Hawaii Finance Attorneys

We bring to our clients both the business and legal experience needed to assure clients that their economic goals are being met, beyond simple completion of their financial transaction.  We believe that understanding the client’s financial requirements for the present and their goals for the future, will produce results better aligned with their true needs.

From Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business,"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.”

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher’s financial practice focuses on the representation of borrowers and lenders who require a sophisticated command of complex real estate acquisitions and business transactions.

Firm corporate finance attorneys provide assistance in the following practice areas:

  • Business Consultation and Transactions
  • Complex Real Estate Acquisitions
  • Documenting Loan Agreements
  • Innovative Financing Arrangements
  • Mortgage Foreclosures
  • Optimization of Funds
  • Structuring Finance Terms
  • Secured Financing
  • Complex Equity Structuring

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher Hawaii Finance Attorneys

Our firm’s corporate finance attorneys have received recognition from The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers ™, Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business and selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers® list.

Delivering well beyond client expectations is a hallmark of Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher— it is the firm’s goal to deliver extraordinary results for our clients.

Peter Starn, a Director of the firm, practices in international law, corporate and real estate finance, corporate mergers & acquisitions, construction law, commercial real estate and hotels and resorts.

Kenneth B. Marcus, a Director of the firm, focuses on hotel and resorts, commercial real estate, business organizations, and corporate and real estate finance. He is a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, and is a well respected expert in Leisure & Hospitality law.

Duane R. Fisher, a Director of the firm, practices in real estate, hotel and resorts, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.  He has represented a wide range of business organizations, from hotel owners, telecommunications companies, general contractors, Wall Street investment firms and multibillion dollar energy development companies to closely held corporations and sole proprietors, in both private transactions and before federal and state administrative agencies. 

Sharon V. Lovejoy, a Director of the firm, represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with primary focus in commercial, real estate and business litigation. Ms. Lovejoy has been named Best Lawyers in America®, “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu, in the practice area of Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law, and works closely with firm transactional attorneys.

Trevor A. Brown, has acted as special counsel to provide legal opinions in complex financing transactions. He served as a Co-Reporter for the Opinion Committee of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. The Committee’s Hawaii 2000 Report on Lawyers Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions, 22 U. Haw. L. Rev. 347 (2000), established the standard of practice in Hawaii. Mr. Brown remains active in a bar committee on these issues.  Mr. Brown has represented clients in acquiring notes and mortgages as a means of obtaining control of real property assets (golf courses, undeveloped land, and residential properties) and then obtaining control of the assets through enforcement of the debt instruments.

What People Say About Us

"In all areas that we have had to deal with, the firm has performed over and above our expectations.”
Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers For Business, Comment

Peter Starn “provides strong leadership for the firm's corporate and real estate teams. His broad practice includes tremendous experience on M&A , corporate finance deals, as well as complex commercial litigation.”Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers For Business, Comment