Practice Areas

Land Use Litigation

In Hawaii, land is valuable and its use is subject to complex regulation. Carlsmith Ball represents developers, property owners, property managers, real estate brokers and agents in administrative proceedings and litigation involving use and zoning issues, boundary disputes, diversion of surface waters, and development projects.

Our Land Use Litigation group represents clients in complex land disputes related to the following

  • Actions to quiet title
  • Condemnation and inverse condemnation issues
  • Entitlement
  • Environmental law
  • Equitable title disputes
  • Hawaiian land claims
  • Land use
  • Leasing and property management
  • Licensing
  • Permitting
  • Real property valuation and tax challenges
  • Water rights
  • Zoning and planning