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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.


Languages spoken: Italian

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Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    27 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Business: 40%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Probate: 10%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    27 years, 4 thousand cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • William H. Lawson

    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.


    William Lawson Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    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.


    Ronald Burdge Lemon law Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lei Niho Palaoa - Best of Hawai'iEZToUse.com2016
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2015
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2014
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2013
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) Peoples Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2012
Best Law Office (West Hawaii)- People's Choice AwardsWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2011
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) - People's Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2010
Best Law Office (West Hawaii) - People's Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2009
Small Business Advocate of the Year- Financial Services ChampionSmall Business Administration2009
Best Law Office-(West Hawaii) People's Choice AwardWest Hawaii Today (Newspaper)2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberDarl C. Gleed& Associates LLLC2013 - Present
AttorneyDarl C. Gleed, Attorney at Law1992 - 2012
Associate AttorneyTorkildson Katz Jossem Fonseca Moore & Hetherington1989 - 1991
Trust OfficerFirst Hawaiian Bank1987 - 1989
AssociateJohnson & Thompson1986 - 1987
ExternWashington State Supreme Court1985 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationRPTE & Business DivisionsN/A
West Hawaii Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In the Matter of the Trust Estate of...ToledoResulted in Settlement
Estate of OtaniSettled Complex Estate by Court Appointment
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Publication nameTitleDate
Honolulu Star-AdvertiserThose who plan for assisted-living costs have edge2016
National Business InstituteEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2014
Estate Planning Update (Seminar Mat'ls)Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2012
Startup HawaiiDon't Blow Your Corporation or LLC Protection!2010
Startup HawaiiNegotiating a Good Space Lease2006
National Business Institute SeminarEffective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in Hawaii1997
National Business Institute SeminarHawaii Probate: Beyond the Basics1994
National Business Institute SeminarAsset Protection Planning in Hawaii1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ultimate Guide to ProbateProbate2016
Student UniversityEstate Planning2014
Hawaii AgricultureEstate Planning for Farmers and Ranchers2014
Estate Planning for Farmers and RanchersEstate and Business Planning2014
Estate Planning UpdateEstate Planning Update - Life Insurance Trusts2012
Hawaii Annual ConferenceInformation Security & Privacy Laws2011
Hawaii NAIFA Convention 2010Ethics for Insurance Agents2010
Nat. Assoc. of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Hawaii Annual ConventionAsset Protection under the Insurance Code and Legislative Update2009
LAVA Radio 105.3Advance Directives2009
Carousel of Care - Caregivers' ConferenceEstate Planning / Advance Directives2009
National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors - Annual ConventionWhat the Financial Advisor Should Know About Asset Protection2007
AARP - Women's ConferenceEstate Planning2006
Effective Estate Planning for the Small Estate in HawaiiEstate Planning1997
Asset Protection Planning In HawaiiCommunity Property, Limited Partnerships, Retirement Assets1993