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Duane R. Fisher concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate law, hotels and resorts, construction law, business structure and operations and commercial transactions.  Mr. Fisher has represented a wide range of business organizations, from hotel owners, telecommunications companies, general contractors, Wall Street investment firms and multibillion dollar energy development companies to closely held corporations and sole proprietors, in both private transactions and before federal and state administrative agencies. 


Mr. Fisher holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible professional rating (AV); this rating is given by Mr. Fisher’s legal peers, based on their knowledge of his work, reputation and integrity.


Mr. Fisher is recognized by peers and clients as a pre-eminent lawyer in Hawaii. He has been selected for inclusion by his peers to the coveted Super Lawyers  list for real estate law in Hawaii. Best Lawyers in America has included him in their real estate, corporate law and construction law Best Lawyers in Hawaii lists. Mr. Fisher has been named 2015 Best Lawyers in America©, Hawaii “Lawyer of the Year”, in the practice area of Corporate Law. Finally, the exclusive Chambers USA Directory of Leading Lawyers for Business includes Mr. Fisher as a pre-eminent lawyer for his real estate law expertise.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 50%
  2. Real Estate: 50%

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Contact info

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher

733 Bishop Street, 19th Floor
Pacific Guardian Ctr., Makai Twr.
Honolulu, HI, 96813-4022


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lawyer of the Year-Corporate LawBest Lawyers2015
Top 25Super Lawyers2014
Real EstateChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
Real Estate LawSuper Lawyers2013
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
DirectorStarn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hawaii State Bar AssociationReal Property and Financial Services Law SectionN/A
American Bar AssociationReal Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Colorado School of LawBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1984