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Peter Starn has over forty years experience in the areas of commercial real estate development and operations.  He has extensive experience in corporate finance, mergers, and acquisitions. His real property practice includes the development, sale, acquisition, financing, and restructuring of hotels, office buildings, condominiums, and shopping centers.  Mr. Starn has particular expertise in the hotel industry. 

Much of Mr. Starn’s practice centers on international transactions.  Mr. Starn also has managed large complex litigation matters for corporate clients and for large land holding trusts in Hawaii. 

Mr. Starn holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible professional rating (AV) both in Hawaii and in California; this rating is given by Mr. Starn’s legal peers, based on their knowledge of his work, reputation and integrity.  Mr. Starn also has been recognized by being listed as one of the "Best Lawyers in America," by "Super Lawyers" and by "Chambers USA."

Mr. Starn is a former Naval Aviator and Marine Corps Officer and has on occasion undertaken matters relating to aviation law.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    3 years
  2. Trusts: 30%
  3. M & A: 30%
    3 years

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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
Leisure & Hospitality lawBest Lawyers in America2014
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers of America2014
Corporate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Construction LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Business OrganizationsBest Lawyers in America2013
Administrative/Regulatory LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Corporate/Commercial LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
Real Estate LawChambers & Partners USA Guide2013
Real Estate LawBest Lawyers in America2013
Real Estate LawSuper Lawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
ListedBar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ChairmanStarn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher LC1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pacific Aviation Museum BoardDirector2006 - Present
Hawaii State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
DePauw UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1964