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Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP

Real Estate

3 ranked lawyersBand 1HawaiiUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Impressive Honolulu-based firm with a well-developed practice in representing mainland and local developers in significant real estate projects. A sophisticated and broad practice that advises on development financing, asset transactions and related environmental issues. Frequently represents banks on matters relating to commercial real estate loans and is particularly noted for the skill of its environment lawyers. Also applauded for its leasing expertise. Often engaged on transactions and financings in relation to mixed-use projects and resorts.

Strengths

A client says: "We could not have made a better choice in picking them to work with - we wouldn't think twice about doing it again."

"It's a well-respected firm with good clients," says a source.

Notable practitioners

Gail Ayabe has extensive experience in the development of condominium projects. She utilizes her in-depth knowledge to counsel developers and corporations on a range of real estate M&A.
"I really like Gail Ayabe. She is really sharp, and she has been instrumental to us."

Lani Ewart has a wealth of knowledge concerning real estate transactions. Her work includes acquisitions, sales and real estate lending.

Leighton Yuen maintains a multifaceted practice and is highly capable of assisting with transactions, financing and project development in the sector.
"A very skilled practitioner." "A really good all-around real estate attorney - he is very good at thinking ahead, planning and anticipating any problems that may arise, and he is very good at keeping the legal team on task."

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Hawaii

Real Estate


Gail O Ayabe
Band 2
Lani Ewart
Band 2
Leighton Yuen
Band 1