Ashford & Wriston: Hawaii Law Firm

Ashford & Wriston

has provided legal expertise in Hawaii for 50 years.

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 Wins Award at 76th Annual Hawaii Credit Union League Convention (7/14/2014)
Ashford & Wriston was honored to receive the "People’s Choice Award" award at the 76th Annual Hawaii Credit Union League Convention which was recently held at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa on Maui.

Ashford & Wriston's dedicated Credit Union Practice Group represents the Hawaii Credit Union League and individual credit unions throughout Hawaii. As part of its commitment to the credit union movement, A&W is a regular participant in credit union conventions and a contributor to the Hawaii Credit Union League newsletter. Read more
Litigation All-Stars (5/12/2014)
A&W partners Wayne Nasser and Michael Gibson have been individually recognized by Best Lawyers® as Hawaii’s 2014 “Lawyers of the Year” in the fields of Real Estate Litigation and Land Use and Zoning Litigation, respectively.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant.

Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the exhaustive peer-review assessments Best Lawyers® conduct with thousands of leading lawyers each year. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

Best Lawyers® began designating “Lawyers of the Year” in the U.S. in high-profile legal practice areas in 2009.
Pulama Lana‘i Taps A&W Associate for Associate General Counsel (4/8/2014)
Congratulations to A&W associate Gary Quiming who will become an associate general counsel for Lana‘i Resorts, LLC dba Pulama Lana‘i effective April 15, 2014.
Garcia Successfully Represents Clients in IRS FBAR Examination (2/21/2014)
A&W Attorney, Manuel “Mike” Garcia, successfully utilized the “reasonable cause defense” in an FBAR examination by IRS after having recommended that the clients “opt-out” of 2011 OVDI to save almost $600,000 in OVDI fines. Click here for full story
A&W Attorney Authors Article Regarding the Reasonable Cause Defense and FBAR Issues (2/21/2014)
A&W attorney Manuel “Mike” Garcia’s article entitled “IRS Offshore Amnesty Program v. Reasonable Cause Defense” was published in the February edition of the Hawaii Bar Journal. The article discusses the draconian penalties associated with failing to report foreign financial accounts by filing Form TD F 90-221, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) and the current IRS offshore amnesty program designed to get U.S. taxpayers with undeclared foreign financial accounts back into compliance. Mr. Garcia has successfully utilized the reasonable cause defense in resolving client’s FBAR violations and shares his experience and insights in the article.
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