David B. Dohms


 Areas of Practice:


  • Tax
  • Commercial Real Estate: Development
  • Ownership, Transfer, and Leasing
  • Business Organization and Operation


  • J.D. with high distinction, University of Iowa, 1975
  • B.B.A., University of Iowa, 1969
  • Beta Gamma Sigma


David B. Dohms

David B. Dohms, counsel to Ashford & Wriston, rejoined the firm in 1997.

Mr. Dohms focuses his practice on commercial real estate development, ownership transfer, and leasing; business organization, operation and ownership transfer; and tax planning for business and real estate transactions, including tax-free exchanges. In addition to private practice, Mr. Dohms' experience includes:

  • General counsel with a major commercial and luxury residential real estate developer
  • General counsel and Chief Financial Officer with a Hawai`i construction company
  • As a certified public accountant, employment in the tax department of a "Big Five" CPA firm.

Professional Activities:

Mr. Dohms served as chairman of the Director's Ad Hoc Committee on Business Registration (Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, State of Hawai`i). He is admitted to practice law in Iowa and before the United States Tax Court. Mr. Dohms is a member of the American, the Hawai`i State and the Iowa State Bar Associations.

Other Professional Licenses:

  • Certified Public Accountant (Hawai‘i), Real Estate Broker (Hawai‘i)