Mark F. ItoMember
MARK F. ITO, a Member of the firm, concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate, business transactions, and dispute resolution. His background includes the following:
- Real Estate Transactions: Represented numerous clients in hotel, golf course, resort, commercial and residential buy sell, development, financing, reorganization and leasing transactions. Conducted due diligence reviews for major acquisitions by clients. Advised developers concerning subdivision projects, including sales documentation, development agreements, affordable housing agreements, disclosures, and formation of community associations. Past and present transactions and projects include: Island of Lanai, Waikiki Beach Walk, The Town Center of Mililani, Wailea Resort, Kauai Lagoons Resort, Four Seasons Resort Wailea, Mililani Mauka, Royal Kunia, Waiahole Ditch, Castle & Cooke Spinoff, Hualalai Resort, University of Hawaii - West Oahu, and Harbor Court.
- Business Transactions: Represented clients in drafting and negotiating a wide array of contracts, such as construction, consulting, service, licensing, management, agency and settlement agreements.
- Litigation: Represented clients in real estate, landlord-tenant, foreclosure, mechanic's lien, insurance coverage, negligence, and construction disputes.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution: Represented clients in successful meditation and settlement proceedings involving multiple parties in real estate, construction, and environmental disputes. Acted as court appointed arbitrator in personal injury lawsuits and pro bono mediator in a variety of cases.
Mr. Ito was selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Litigation - Real Estate and Real Estate Law. Mr. Ito is also listed in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
J.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1984
B.B.A., Accounting, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1981
Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Eta Sigma
Admitted to PracticeU.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
State Courts of Hawaii and California
Professional and Civic Activities
Hawaii State Bar Association
2013 Chair of the Real Property and Financial Services Section
Arbitrator, Court Annexed Arbitration Program
Mediator, Mediation Center of the Pacific
Mediation Panel, U.S. District Court