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We have a diverse civil practice with emphasis in all aspects of real property law and civil litigation. Specific areas of practice include real estate, corporate and partnership matters, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, taxation, trusts and estate planning, environmental, land use, condemnation, health care, employment, family, commercial, technology, banking and finance law... More
The Latest News from the Firm
A&W Successfully Represents Bank Against TILA Claims (2/25/2013)
A&W attorneys Francis Hogan
and Gary Quiming
successfully represented a Maryland-based bank in an appeal concerning the timing of a borrower's rescission under the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"). In a published decision, the Supreme Court of Hawaii held that a borrower is prohibited from asserting federal TILA rescission rights after a foreclosure judgment has become final, even if the time limit for rescission under TILA has not expired. The Supreme Court's decision adopted the reasoning in Albano v. Norwest Financial Hawaii, Inc.
, 24 F.3d 1061 (9th Cir. 2001). The decision brings an end to a foreclosure where A&W attorneys represented the lender in the underlying mortgage foreclosure action, bankruptcy proceedings, a federal court lawsuit initiated by the borrowers, and an appeal.
To view the opinion, click here.
A&W Wins Appeal in Quiet Title Case (2/25/2013)
The Intermediate Court of Appeals upheld an award of summary judgment in a quiet title action involving property on Maui. Plaintiff, represented by A&W partner, Michael Gibson
established that it had paper title to the property. To view the appellate court's decision, click here.
Justice Served (2/25/2013)
A&W partners Michael Gibson
and Michael Vieira
successfully represented a landowner against his unhappy tenant. The tenant attempted to obtain a restraining order after a dispute arose when the landowner attempted to serve an eviction notice. The Intermediate Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's decision that the landlord did not intend to cause injury. To view the appellate court's decision, click here.
State Recognizes A&W for Responding to Pro Bono Call to Action (2/25/2013)
Ashford & Wriston was recognized by the Hawaii State Legislature for the firm's professional accomplishments and community spirit. The Certificate applauds Ashford & Wriston's diverse practice emphasizing in real property law and civil litigation and the firm's responsiveness to the call to action for law firms to actively encourage and support pro bono legal assistance by the attorneys.
A&W Attorneys Chair State Bar Association's Committee on Legislation and Public Policy (2/14/2013)
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A&W attorneys Gary M. Slovin
and Mihoko E. Ito
have been re-appointed to serve as co-chairs of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Committee on Legislation and Public Policy. The committee is tasked with tracking and monitoring legislation for the HSBA's various practice sections.