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Partner / Honolulu

Rodd H. Yano


Rodd Yano is a Partner in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of the Transactional practice group. He concentrates his practice on commercial real estate development and operations with an emphasis in commercial property sales and lease negotiation and administration, residential subdivision project development, condominium formation and registration, land use issues, and real estate financing.

Real Estate Development


Representation of a developer in the development and sale of a 675 acre residential lot, condominium and golf course development.

Representation of a developer in the development and sale of a 388 acre residential lot development.

Representation of a developer in the development and sale of a 465 acre residential lot development.

Represented developer-owned utility in sale of water and wastewater system assets.

Representation in the development and sale of the City of Kapolei, the secondary urban center on Oahu.

Representation of clients in the purchase and sale of both commercial and residential real property throughout the State of Hawaii. Work includes drafting of purchase and sale documentation, negotiating deal terms, and assisting clients with post-closing issues.

Commercial Leasing


Representation of both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions, including ground leases and office leases. Work includes negotiating lease terms and drafting lease documents.


  • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2022 for Land Use and Zoning Law, and Real Estate Law, listed since 2019
  • Chair, Hawaii State Bar Association, Real Property Financial Services Section (2008)


  • Hawaii State Bar Association


  • ​Served as one of three co-editors of Volume 1 of the third edition of the Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual (2021).