Case Lombardi & Pettit, A Law Corporation, tracing its roots back to 1888, is a prominent Hawaii law firm with a diverse civil practice. We are committed to client service and quality representation. Our lawyers and staff are organized into client service groups: business, bankruptcy, estate planning, and taxation, litigation and dispute resolution, and real estate.
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, and Taxation Our business lawyers assist clients in the formation and operation of business entities; assist clients in addressing the opportunities and challenges faced by an ongoing business; and provide advice regarding transactions governed by the Uniform Commercial Code, mergers, acquisitions, dissolutions, asset purchases, stock transfers and financings. Our 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 firm 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 court. Drawing upon our experience in the laws of income, gift, estate, partnerships, corporations and other business entities, the goal of the estate planning and taxation practice group is to design and implement comprehensive business and estate plans and analyze and structure a variety of sophisticated transactions that are designed to fit the client’s particular circumstances and concerns.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution We represent clients in real estate, business, construction, tort and commercial litigation matters. 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.
Real Estate Our areas of expertise include 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; affordable housing financing, registration and development; and property management. We represent landowners, 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.
Clients The firm’s clients include international, national and local corporations and businesses, financial institutions, trusts and nonprofit organizations, real estate developers, sole proprietors and individuals.