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Trevor Brown represents clients in both litigation and transactions. His real estate experience ranges from resort acquisition and development to acting as trial counsel to establish beach access rights based on Kingdom of Hawaii land use. Mr. Brown’s corporate experience ranges from negotiating corporate restructurings to acting as trial counsel to force the break-up of related land development corporations.
He holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible professional rating (AV) for both his skill and integrity. Mr. Brown is recognized in Best Lawyers in America in nine categories: Business Organization (includingLLC’s and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and Real Estate Litigation. Mr. Brown has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers list since 2013, and named to the 2015 Top 25 list, Business Litigation. Mr. Brown is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star) for his litigation expertise, and is a former Chair of the Litigation Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.
Mr. 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 Lawyer’s Opinion Letters in Mortgage Loan Transactions, 22 U. Haw. L. Rev. 347 (2000), is regarded as establishing the standard of practice in Hawaii.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Commercial Transactions/UCC Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Corporate Law||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Business Organizations||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Litigation-Trusts and Estates||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Business Litigation||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Listed||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||N/A|
|Director||Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hawaii State Bar||Chair, Litigation Section||N/A|
|Christian Legal Society of Hawaii||Director||N/A|
|Hawaii Bar Journal||PERFECTION AND THE IMPORTANCE OF A NAME (Under UCC Article 9)||2011|
|Yale Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Christian Heritage College||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|