Bankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning & Taxation: The firm’s bankruptcy practice covers all aspects of creditor-debtor relationships ranging from foreclosure, receivership, collection and enforcement of judgments in state and federal court to reorganization and liquidation in bankruptcy court. The practice also represents secured creditors, unsecured creditor committees and landlords in all aspects of bankruptcy proceedings. The firm has a team of creditor counsel experienced in negotiating workouts and restructurings outside of bankruptcy.
Attorneys in the firm’s business practice assist in the formation and operation of business entities; advise on profit-sharing, pension and other employee benefit plans, with an emphasis on ESOP and ERISA; address opportunities and challenges faced by an ongoing business; provide advice regarding transactions governed by the UCC, mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions, asset purchases and financings; and assist health care providers with health law and business issues unique to the practice of medicine. The firm’s corporate attorneys frequently work together with its real estate attorneys to structure, draft and close real estate transactions structured as corporate mergers or stock transfers. The firm’s estate planning and taxation practice serves a broad spectrum of clients, and involves analyzing and implementing plans and transactions to fit a client’s circumstances and concerns. Attorneys in the firm’s tax practice advise clients on a variety of federal and state tax matters, including real estate tax issues, business tax planning and resolution of tax disputes.
Contact: Ted N Pettit (Bankruptcy), James M Cribley (Business), Estate Planning and Taxation (Lauren R Sharkey).
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group is led by a team of skillful, experienced and successful litigators and trial attorneys with practice concentrations that include commercial litigation, complex business litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, insurance defense, errors and omissions and professional liability defense, defense of business and non-profit organizations, defense of directors and officers, employment litigation, subrogation actions, trade name and trade mark infringement actions, and other civil disputes and litigation matters, including disputes involving developers, contractors, and design professionals.
The firm’s attorneys regularly appear in all federal and state trial and appellate courts in Hawaii and before arbitration tribunals and federal and state administrative and regulatory agencies.
The litigation team engages in creative, conscientious, and effective advocacy to achieve successful outcomes. A focus of the group is the practice of alternative and cost- and time-effective mechanisms to resolve claims and disputes, including mediation, arbitration, and negotiated settlement.
Contact: John D Zalewski, Michael L Lam, Michael R. Marsh
The firm’s real estate practice group is sophisticated and diverse. Areas of expertise include the structuring of real estate acquisitions and sales; subdivision; condominium development, formation and registration on state and federal levels; real estate sales and administration; regulatory and licensing compliance; development, land use, zoning and entitlement matters; construction contracting; commercial financing, including complex construction and syndicated loans; loan restructuring; office and retail leasing; community association formation and administration; residential financing; and affordable housing financing, registration and development. The firm represents landowners, developers, purchasers, investors and lenders in the acquisition, sale and financing of all types of real estate, including undeveloped land, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and residential and mixed-use developments. The firm’s attorneys in the real estate group take pride in assisting in the consummation of real estate transactions as well as providing creative and cost-effective solutions to the needs of its clients.
Contact: Stacey W E Foy, Nancy J Youngren
Case Lombardi & Pettit is the exclusive member firm in Hawaii for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide. As part of the Lex Mundi global network, the firm can provide its clients with preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers around the world – all from a single point of contact.
Contact: Nancy J Youngren, Michael L Lam
Clients: The firm’s clientele is varied. They include large international, national and local corporations and businesses, financial institutions, trusts and non-profit organizations, real estate developers, sole proprietors and individuals.