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Darl C. Gleed

Estate planning Attorney at Kailua-Kona, HI

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 35 years

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Learn Darl’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    75%
    Sophisticated trust and estate work, including marital/exemption trust planning, life insurance trusts, preparation of estate and gift tax returns. Also basic planning with revocable living trusts, wills, advance directives.

    34 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Business
    10%
    Primarily business entity formation and transactions such as business sale and purchase, joint ventures, start-up.

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Probate
    10%
    Hawaii Domiciliary and Ancillary Proceedings, and Acknowledgment of Authority proceedings

    34 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Real estate
    5%
    Real estate transactions, closings, investment, research, and deed preparation.

    34 years, 4,000 cases

Given the demographics in the Kona-Kohala-West Hawaii regions, my office is called upon regularly to handle complex and sophisticated estate planning, real estate, trust and estate, and business transactions.  Michelle in my office rivals any paralegal statewide, particularly in understanding Hawaii's complicated real estate deeds, and recording systems.  I have the pleasure of dealing with high net worth clients, and execs and CEO's who split their time between Hawaii and the mainland.  We are known for our ability to act swiftly in transactions, corporation or LLC formation, probates and real estate matters.  In between all of the legal work, we find the golf course, stand-up paddleboarding, photography and running among some of the most beautiful island landscapes in the world.

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Licensed for 35 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/23/2023
State WA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1987
Updated 01/30/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Darl C. Gleed LLLC

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Posted by Tim | November 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Looking for info and he supplied it quickly
I am looking for a specific service and although it is not his area of practice, he gave me two names to check and did it very quickly (and over a holiday!).
Posted by David | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ONE OF THE BEST
I am a recovering lawyer. Darl Gleed and his associates combine competence, judgement and reasonable rates rarely found in lawyers. I have used his services for estate planning and non-profit corporate matters and have always been pleased with the results. The local newspaper has listed his lawfirm as one of the best in Kona.
Response from Darl Gleed June 6, 2016
Hi David - Thanks for taking the time to provide a review. Much appreciated! I've enjoyed having you for a client of the firm, as well.

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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Darl C. Gleed& Associates LLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Darl C. Gleed, Attorney at Law
  • 1992 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Torkildson Katz Jossem Fonseca Moore & Hetherington
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Trust Officer
  • First Hawaiian Bank
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Associate
  • Johnson & Thompson
  • 1986 - 1987
  • Extern
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • 1985 - 1985
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Education

  • University of Seattle School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Trust Estate of...Toledo
  • Resulted in Settlement
  • Estate of Otani
  • Settled Complex Estate by Court Appointment

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • RPTE & Business Divisions
  • N/A
  • West Hawaii Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 2017 Professional Advisors in Philanthropy Award
  • Hawaii Community Foundation
  • 2017
  • Best Law Office-(West Hawaii) People's Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2017
  • Lei Niho Palaoa - Best of Hawai'i
  • EZToUse.com
  • 2016
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2015
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2014
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2013
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2012
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii)- People's Choice Awards
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2011
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) - People's Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2010
  • Small Business Advocate of the Year- Financial Services Champion
  • Small Business Administration
  • 2009
  • Best Law Office (West Hawaii) - People's Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2009
  • Best Law Office-(West Hawaii) People's Choice Award
  • West Hawaii Today (Newspaper)
  • 2008
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Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Update (Seminar Mat'ls)
  • Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2012
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in Hawaii
  • 1997
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Hawaii Probate: Beyond the Basics
  • 1994
  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Asset Protection Planning in Hawaii
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • Top 6 Probate Problems & How to Solve Them
  • Personal Representative Challenges / Rightful Heirs or Beneficiary Troubles
  • 2017
  • Ultimate Guide to Probate
  • Probate
  • 2016
  • Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers
  • Estate and Business Planning
  • 2014
  • Hawaii Agriculture
  • Estate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning Update
  • Estate Planning Update - Life Insurance Trusts
  • 2012
  • Hawaii Annual Conference
  • Information Security & Privacy Laws
  • 2011
  • Hawaii NAIFA Convention 2010
  • Ethics for Insurance Agents
  • 2010
  • Nat. Assoc. of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Hawaii Annual Convention
  • Asset Protection under the Insurance Code and Legislative Update
  • 2009
  • LAVA Radio 105.3
  • Advance Directives
  • 2009
  • Carousel of Care - Caregivers' Conference
  • Estate Planning / Advance Directives
  • 2009
  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Annual Convention
  • What the Financial Advisor Should Know About Asset Protection
  • 2007
  • AARP - Women's Conference
  • Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in Hawaii
  • Estate Planning
  • 1997
  • Asset Protection Planning In Hawaii
  • Community Property, Limited Partnerships, Retirement Assets
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (9)
Endorse Darl
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent estate planning attorney. Highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Darl. I worked with Darl as a co-counsel on a litigation matter. From day one I knew that I could rely on Darl's expertise, excellence in serving our mutual client and his extensive knowledge of the litigation procedures. Thank you, Darl."
Probate Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Darl Gleed has assisted me with initiating and completing probate court matters for my clients. When necessary he has been able to obtain probate court orders approving and resolving pending personal injury claims. I strongly endorse Mr. Gleed for probate and estate matters."
Business Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It is easy to tell from his numerous answers to consumer questions here on Avvo and his published Legal Guides that attorney Gleed knows the law and cares about making sure his clients understand the law and their rights. His answers are direct and accurate. If you have a problem with a business law question, I think attorney Gleed is your answer. I recommend him to you. Aloha."
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