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 Proudly Supports Volunteerism (11/27/2013)
Ashford & Wriston teamed up with the Hawai`i Access to Justice Commission and the Hawai`i Bar Association to sponsor an essay contest for high school students. The contest asked students to express their thoughts about “Volunteerism and What It Means to Me.” Out of a total of 220 submissions from high school students across the state, Ashford & Wriston proudly presented a cash award to the winning student at the 2013 Pro Bono Celebration.
ASHFORD & WRISTON RECOGNIZED AS BEST LAW FIRM BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT (11/1/2013)
Ashford & Wriston, LLP has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The firm received a “Tier 1” ranking in the following practice areas:
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
• Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Trusts & Estate Law
The firm was also recognized for its Land Use & Zoning and Health Care law practice areas. In addition to being selected as a Best Law Firm, 13 Ashford & Wriston attorneys have been selected as “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers”.
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A&W Attorney Authors FIRPTA Withholding Guidebook (7/26/2013)
A&W attorney Manuel “Mike” Garcia joined with the American Bar Association to publish “The FIRPTA Withholding Guidebook.” The publication is designed to provide a workable understanding of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. For the full press release, click Here
The book is available for purchase at the ABA store’s website: www.apps.americanbar.org/abastore
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)
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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.