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. 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 particular circumstances and concerns. Our lawyers advise clients on a variety of federal and state tax matters, including real estate tax issues, business tax planning, and resolution of tax disputes.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution The firm’s practice group is led by a team of skillful, experienced and successful litigators and trial lawyers 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 lawyers regularly appear in all federal and state trial and appellate courts in Hawai’I 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.
Real Estate The firm’s real estate practice group is sophisticated and diverse. Our 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; 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. We take pride in providing creative and cost-effective solutions to the needs of our clients.
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.
Awards Case Lombardi & Pettit has frequently been mentioned by local and national business publications as one of Hawai‘i’s leading law firms. Members of the firm have been recognized for their legal work by prominent publications and referral directories including “Martindale Hubbell Law Directory,” “Best Lawyers in America,” “ChambersUSA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business,” “Benchmark Litigation,” and “Superlawyers.”