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Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, A Law Corporation

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Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, A Law Corporation is regionally ranked in 26 practice areas. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
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Selected Client Comments

Corporate Law

I utilize Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher for a large number of my clients and transactions based on their competency, problem solving, and the stellar results achieved.

Fred Noa

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Leisure and Hospitality Law

I never cease to be surprised at the skills Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher brings in solving my legal issues. They are well connected and well regarded around town.

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has strong partners and associates in both real estate and commercial litigation. They are well respected by peers and local judges.

William Meheula Sullivan Meheula Lee

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Government Relations Practice

Doug Chin, at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, has been a wonderful partner in our government relations efforts. He is a consummate professional and well respected in our community, so he is able to open many doors for us. We appreciate our partnership with Doug and with Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher.

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is one of the best most competent firms and attorneys I have ever used.

Peter Savio Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd

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Commercial Litigation

When we got into a litigation matter in Hawaii, we got a reference to Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher. They not only exceed in their expertise, they understand the culture and politics of the area as well. Stephanie Thompson and the staff in particular showed impeccable integrity. I usually refrain from participating in these types of surveys, but I wanted to share how great this firm is.

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Litigation - Real Estate

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is first rate. The level of professionalism is extraordinary, and the competence is off the charts. They can take complex matters, break them down, and address each piece carefully and completely. Their negotiating ability with opposing counsel was superb; professional, courteous, and firm. They were able therefore, to reach good settlements and serve us very well while maintaining fine relationships with opposing counsel. This is a confident firm, with confidence based on achievement.

Virendra NATH Individual Client

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Real Estate Law

The attorneys at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher have proved to be extremely efficient and responsive an while they are a top rate firm, their efficiency in work keeps costs reasonable. I enjoy and appreciate working with them, especially Ken Marcus.

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Government Relations Practice

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is the best firm I’ve had the pleasure of working with over a 38 year career. To a person, they are all professional, caring, effective and ethical.

William Jarvis Coral Wireless, LLC (dba Mobi PCS)

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Commercial Litigation

Stephanie and Trevor, at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, helped us through a very difficult case with patience, compassion and diligence. Their attentiveness and candor got us the best possible outcome. I highly recommend!

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Real Estate Law

The real estate team at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are true professionals. They are very knowledgeable on matters of Hawaiian law, and take a practical business approach to negotiations and problem-solving. They possess excellent research, drafting and negotiating skills. The presence of a government relations capability at the firm is a definite plus. I have worked with the firm for many years and look forward to many more.

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is a firm (and most importantly partner, Duane Fisher) I've used both personally and professionally for over 13 years and I couldn't ever think of using another firm. Duane is knowledgeable, creative, responsive and a great problem solver. Rates are fair for the product delivered and I really couldn't be happier. I can't say the same for many other firms I've used for specialty work over the years. I received top notch service from Duane and any other colleagues I've ever worked with. I recommend them without hesitation.

William Jarvis Coral Wireless, LLC (dba Mobi PCS)

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Litigation - Real Estate

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is simply the best law firm that I have worked with.

Virendra NATH Individual Client

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are very savvy counsel for real estate acquisitions.

Ted Middleton Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Land Use & Zoning Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has helped us with numerous land use and zoning situations. Their advice has helped us navigate the complex regulatory environment in Hawaii.

Ted Middleton Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Leisure and Hospitality Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is very knowledgeable in negotiating hospitality management agreements and franchise agreements.

Ted Middleton Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are very knowledgeable in the area of real estate law.

Ted Middleton Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Administrative / Regulatory Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher attorneys are very professional, highly responsive with clear concise advice.

Ted Middleton Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Administrative / Regulatory Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is well-informed, connected, and resourceful in the administrative and regulatory environment.

Kent Tsukamoto Accuity, LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

We have worked on mutual clients, as well as our own acquisitions and real estate transactions. The lawyers at Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher have been insightful, responsive, and business savvy.

Kent Tsukamoto Accuity, LLP

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Commercial Litigation

I have worked with many attorneys and legal firms, and Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is one of the best. They were not my regular attorneys but were referred to me due to a conflict of interest. I was absolutely impressed and satisfied with the firm, the employees, the attorneys and the quality of their services and knowledge.

Peter Savio Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher attorneys are very commercial mindset with an excellent style communicating a thorough understanding without being overly complicated.

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Leisure and Hospitality Law

Ken Marcus of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has been a tremendous resource for us in all our Hawaiian hotel acquisitions. His deep knowledge of the market and local law has been indispensable to Highgate.

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Corporate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is stellar and thoughtful problem solvers.

Fred Noa

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher attorneys are absolutely outstanding. They have great strategy and are always very calm under fire. They are imaginative at finding solutions to complex problems and have amazing attention to the smallest detail. In my many decades of working with many law firms in the state, I can honestly say that none of them rival the Starn law firm in the overall quality of their work product and professionalism.

Andre Tatibouet Individual Client

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Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

I recommended Duane Fisher of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher to a client recently and told the client that Duane is really good. The client called me back a few weeks later and said "Duane Fisher isn't good he's "crazy good."

Joe Haas Cushman Wakefield

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Real Estate Law

Peter Starn of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is endowed with the exceptional ability to be most creative in reaching solutions to difficult problems. He has the ability to, as a master chess player, think many steps forward, that, in turn, reduces the future risk that otherwise might occur in a variety of situations and problems. With deep and extensive knowledge of both real estate law and real estate finance, Starn addresses the many challenges that must be addressed in consequential national and international transactions.

Andre Tatibouet Individual Client

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher continues to offer a timely response to our legal matters. We do not hesitate to contact them with questions knowing that that they will respond that day or the next. We have had some very complex issues arise, and they are always able to help us understand them, so that we feel comfortable with the decisions that need to be made.

Cindy Brown

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Real Estate Law

Norman Cheng of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is an expert in navigating transaction and contract issues for real estate matters.

Trevor Benn Benn Pacific Group Inc.

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has been our primary real estate counsel in Hawaii for the past several years and has provided great service with both loan closings and numerous land sale transactions. They are responsive and helpful, particularly given the nuances of doing business in Hawaii.

Mitchell Brown Kisco Senior Living, LLC

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Litigation - Real Estate

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are trusted advisors and top flight litigators. They have unique strategic approaches to solving client problems.

Steve Colon Hunt Development & Building Corporation

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher are top flight litigators.

Steve Colon Hunt Development & Building Corporation

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Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher uses a unique combination of aggressive litigators and super sharp low key strategic thinkers.

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Appellate Practice

I have the privilege of working with two of Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher's lawyers Duane Fisher and Ivan Lui Kwan. They are a tribute to their profession and go beyond the call of duty with every interaction. Both are highly skilled, organized, and provide me excellent counsel. Any time that I have called, be it after hours weekends etc, I can count on an immediate response. I appreciate these two gentleman as true professionals of their craft and simply truly wonderful people.

Jerry Gibson Hilton Hotels Corporation

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is the very best firm in town for commercial litigation. They handled two very huge commercial litigation cases for us and won both. They also handled two other cases and won that for us. This is an amazing firm and if you want positive results, I highly recommend them. They really care about all of their clients.

Sandra Au Fong Market City, Ltd.

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher had been referred to me by my attorney due to a conflict of interest which stopped my corporate and personal attorney from representing me. Trevor Brown had worked for that firm years ago and had worked on my account back then. It was amazing at how he had grown and matured and I can honestly say he is one of the most thorough and competent attorneys I have ever worked with.

Peter Savio Hawaiian Island Homes Ltd

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole operates with a high degree of integrity, professionalism and sensitivity to client's needs.

Calvin Takara Kaimuki Christian Church

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole is one of the top commercial litigation law firms in the State of Hawaii. We had four major law suits and won everyone one of them; I highly recommend this law firm without hesitation and would always use this firm.

Sandra Au Fong Market City, Ltd.

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Commercial Litigation

We had four litigation cases handled by Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, of which two were substantially major business cases, and this firm and our lead attorney Terry O'Toole were outstanding and won every case for us. We also worked with Judith Pavey in the law firm, and she is another very qualified and outstanding attorney to work with. We highly recommend using this law firm and highly recommend these attorneys.

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Project Finance Law

Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher is such a competent and compassionate law firm. I would highly recommend this law firm.

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Commercial Litigation

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is the best firm for commercial litigation. We highly recommend them and know from first-hand experience in two major litigation cases that they can get the job done and win. We worked with Terry O'Toole, and he is the best. We used him for two major commercial litigation cases and several other smaller cases and won each time. I would use only this firm for any litigation matters. We highly recommend them and have the highest regard for Terry O'Toole. We have also worked with Judith Pavey, another outstanding attorney at the firm. She gets the job done.

Sandra Au Fong Market City, Ltd.

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Litigation - Real Estate

We can't say enough positive things about Terry O'Toole, Judy Pavy, and Andrew Lautenbach! All three have been consummate professionals, patiently walking us through very complicated legal issues. We know they are passionate about the case; however, more importantly we can tell they care about our family and our long term well-being. They take the time to listen to our perspectives and ideas with regard to key decisions on cases. We would gladly provide our very highest endorsement for Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher.

Krishna Narayan

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Real Estate Law

Starn O'Toole clearly stands out above the rest in what they do.

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Commercial Litigation

My experience with Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has been very satisfying for several reasons: 1) they have high ethical standards; 2) they network with a wide range of highly regarded attorneys and other professionals; 3) they are responsive and communicate well; 4) they manage legal fees well.

Calvin Takara Kaimuki Christian Church

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Commercial Litigation

The best attorneys are in this firm. They are sensitive to the client's needs, most professional and won all of my litigation cases. I would highly recommend this law firm.

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Litigation - Real Estate

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher has excellent lawyers. They are great advisors, and are very professional and polished.

Steve Colon Hunt Development & Building Corporation

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Administrative / Regulatory Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is an excellent and responsive firm that understands business needs and issues.

Kent Tsukamoto Accuity, LLP

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Mergers & Acquisitions Law

Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher is an excellent, responsive firm that understands business needs and issues.

Kent Tsukamoto Accuity, LLP

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Firm Leadership

Duane R. Fisher
Director-Transactional
Kenneth B. Marcus
Director-Transactional
Norman H.Y. Cheng
Managing Director , Director-Transactional
Peter Starn
President
Sharon V. Lovejoy
Director-Litigation
Terence J. O'Toole
Litigation Director

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