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Nancy N. Grekin

Real estate Attorney at Honolulu, HI

5.0   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Hawaii - HI 44 years
    Michigan - MI 47 years
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State HI
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Not authorized to practice-Administrative No misconduct found

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

About Nancy

Learn Nancy’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    75%
    I handle anything real estate! Purchase and sale of commercial real estate, commercial leasing representing landlords and tenants, development of real estate including condominiums and subdivisions.

  2. Business
    15%
    I form entities primarily LLCs for clients owning businesses and real estate. I recommend segregating each business and real estate holding in its own LLC to avoid subjecting each to risk of the other. Also, handle operating agreements.

  3. Tax
    10%
    I am a national expert in 1031 exchange and the author of Like Kind Exchanges Under Code Section 1031 published by CCH.

NANCY HAS THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE TO GIVE CLIENTS THE HIGHEST QUALITY REPRESENTATION. SHE HAS SUBSTANTIAL BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL EXPERTISE AND CAN ASSIST IN ANY REAL ESTATE OR BUSINESS TRANSACTION. SHE BRINGS BIG FIRM QUALITY AND BOUTIQUE SERVICE TO HER PRACTICE.

Commercial real estate requires knowledge or several related areas. Nancy has substantial experience representing clients in all of these areas:

  1. Buying or Selling Property
  2. Retail and commercial leasing
  3. 1031 Exchange
  4. Condominium Development and Condo Conversion

Handling a commercial property purchase or sale, commercial leasing whether landlord or tenant, 1031 exchange and condominium development cannot be accomplished without knowledgeable professional representation. Avoid the consequences which result from trying this alone!

 

Location

Attorney at Law
PO Box 4294
Honolulu, HI, 96812-4294

Reviews

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Posted by Rob | June 16, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Need help with real estate issue? Ask Nancy.
Nancy helped us navigate through two different transactions - purchasing a property with a trust as owner as well as making sure a contract with our contractor was the way it should be. She knows what she's doing, easy to communicate with and very accessible, and extremely fair in her charges. You can't go wrong. We'd recommend her to anybody.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Highly competent and creative counsel.
Three decades of working with Nancy speaks to the level of professional support you can expect. Time and time again we have relied on her technical expertise and sage counsel on a wide variety of real estate matter. We trust her greatly.
Posted by Mark | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Nancy's the BEST!!
I was looking for a real estate attorney to help me with a purchase of a business. And found Nancy Garekin!! She is very helpful, honest, and patient. I'm very lucky to have found her, she is the BEST!! Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
best lawyer on oahu
Nancy came highly recommended through my R.E. agent on Oahu. Nancy was most helpful reviewing documents and helping with our purchase. Since that time we've purchased 3 additional properties in Kailua and Nancy has assisted with all of them. She's very knowledgable, approachable and easy to work with. We feel very fortunate to have met her.
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Posted by Mike Curtis | November 19, 2016
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Business Attorney Who Actually Knows Business
Nancy is the rare attorney who really understands business. Her specialities include real estate transactions, condominium law, commercial leasing, and high tech deals. She works quickly and efficiently in order to get work done and achieve deal timeline dates. She is very well known in Honolulu, not only as a member of the bar but also as an active Rotarian helping the community.
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Posted by Dave | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Reverse 1031 Exchange
Nancy assisted in completing a complicated purchase and hold for a Reverse 1031 Exchange. It involved a court foreclosure assignment with very critical time frames. She provided excellent guidance to myself as well as the assignor of the court foreclosure. Many detailed agreements had to be drafted and agreed upon to make the purchase possible along with all the requirements of a reverse exchange. i was very pleased with the attention to the critical timing issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Nancy is very knowledgeable, helpful, accessible, responsive, and pleasant to work with. She has helped me many times and I will continue to use her services and will refer her to others.
Posted by Colin | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Review of assignment of membership interest in LLC
Needed a review of an assignment document on membership interest in LLC and Nancy was very quick and thorough in responding. Very helpful in getting documentation back in very timely manner
Posted by Darryl | November 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Exchange
We had a very complicated exchange whereby we exchanged a single asset for 72 like kind real property assets. Not only was this a little more complicated, it was one of the most time consuming 1031 Exchanges I have ever encountered. Thanks to Nancy we we were able to work through all our exchanges with our escrow company and completed our exchange sale with a mainland REIT buyer that insisted on language that was not necessary. Nancy was able to get the attorney to understand leasehold properties in Hawaii and help us close the deal timely. I really liked the ability to contact her directly and get immediate feedback whenever needed on whatever legal issue arose.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Nancy N. Grekin
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon, LLP
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Partner
  • Gerson, Grekin & Wynhoff
  • 1983 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Carlsmith Ball, LLP
  • 1979 - 1983
  • Associate
  • Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone
  • 1976 - 1979
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Education

  • University of Michigan
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1969

Associations

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Member and Board
  • 1979 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Publication and Marketing Committees
  • 1976 - Present
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1994
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2021
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2020
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2020
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Who's WhoLegal Real Estate 2019
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2019
  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2018
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2018
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2017
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who Legal Real Estate 2016
  • Law Business Research Ltd.
  • 2016
  • Order of the Coif
  • The University of Michigan Law School`
  • 1976
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Publications

  • Wolters Kluwer publication
  • Like-Kind Exchanges under Code Section 1031
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Numerous
  • Code Section 1031, Commercial Leasing, Limited Liability Companies
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Honolulu Real estate Lawyer Nancy N. Grekin
Nancy N. Grekin
Real estate Attorney
Honolulu, HI
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available