What Our Clients Are Saying About Our Work

Azure Ala Moana

Real Estate Development and Finance

The lawyers at Imanaka Asato were invaluable in helping us to navigate the entitlement and approval process to enable us to develop

and sell units in our project. We got the approvals we needed in a timely fashion, and could not have done it without their expertise and wise counsel.

William Chen, Assistant Director, ProsPac Holdings Group, LLC

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The lawyers are knowledgeable, attentive, and very effective at securing what we need.

Timbers Resorts - Kauai

Real Estate Development and Finance

When we were looking for a good real estate law firm, I just by coincidence sat next to Mitch Imanaka at a ULI function in Los Angeles.

Their firm has performed miracles for us. The lawyers are knowledgeable, attentive, and very effective at securing what we need to pursue our project in Hawaii. We have been fortunate to have secured their services.

Greg Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Timber Resorts

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Avalon Group

Real Estate Development and Finance

Imanaka Asato is our partner in real estate legal and legislative matters. The legal team is smart, up to date, and highly experienced.

I also appreciate their team approach with a deep bench that allows our project to be properly resourced for timely completion. They are able to help fashion very creative legal solutions to complex issues and problems. They are leaders in their field, and valuable members of our team.

Christine Camp, President & CEO, Avalon Development Company

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The Residences at Mandarin Oriental Honolulu

Real Estate Development and Finance

I have utilized the services of Mitchell Imanaka and his firm for over 20 years. Imanaka Asato is much more than a law firm, they're

a strategic partner. I have never dealt with more capable, forthright, solution oriented counsel in my 35 years in the business.

James Ratkovich, Co-Managing Member, Mana‘olana Partners LLC

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Kapiolani Residence

Real Estate Development and Finance

We retained Imanaka Asato to help with our condominium project in Hawaii, which has turned out to be extremely successful.

As newcomers to the development community in Hawaii, the support that their firm provided for our business and project was extremely helpful to our success.

Timothy Yi, President, Samkoo Pacific, LLC, Samkoo Hawaii, LLC, Samkoo Central, LLC

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They are professionals in every sense of the word for sales and development.

The Howard Hughes Corporation - Kakaako

Real Estate Development and Finance

We have had a long-standing relationship with Imanaka Asato. They are truly business partners and trusted advisors, deeply rooted in

the local community and have diligently and consistently supported our legal service and governmental relations needs in order to allow us to achieve our business objectives in Hawaii. They are professionals in every sense of the word for sales and development of our projects.

David M. Striph, Executive Vice President - Hawaii, The Howard Hughes Corporation Real Estate Development and Finance

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We simply could not do business in Hawaii without their wise guidance and counsel.

Irongate

Real Estate Development and Finance

The lawyers at Imanaka Asato are the absolute best! Not only are they experts in the area of condominium hotel development, but they

are able to deliver solutions and approvals in a timely fashion. We simply could not do business in Hawaii without their wise guidance and counsel.

Jason Grosfeld, Principal

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Marriott Vacation Club International

Real Estate Development and Finance

We have used Imanaka Asato over the past 20 years. They are truly business partners and trusted advisors in supporting our legal

service needs and otherwise assisting us in achieving our business objectives in Hawaii. They are professionals in every sense of the word.

Joseph F. Scalo, Former Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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Maui Memorial Medical Center

Governmental and Public Affairs

Imanaka Asato's committed team of legislative advocates helped us pass historic legislation, paving the way for the State of Hawaii to partner with

Kaiser Permanente to sustain and grow Maui's only hospital for years to come.  We could not have done it without their wise guidance and support.  They are the best! This team worked tirelessly with hospital leaders and the community to achieve a successful outcome.

Wes Lo, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Maui Memorial Medical Center

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Imanaka Asato is our partner in real estate legal and legislative matters.

Avalon Group

Real Estate Development and Finance

Imanaka Asato is our partner in real estate legal and legislative matters. The legal team is smart, up to date, and highly experienced.  

I also appreciate their team approach with a deep bench that allows our project to be properly resourced for timely completion.  They are able to help fashion very creative legal solutions to complex issues and problems.  They are leaders in their field, and valuable members of our team.

Christine Camp, President & CEO, Avalon Group

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Successfully guided our firm through several complicated transactions.

Carmel Partners

Real Estate Development and Finance

Imanaka Asato has successfully guided our firm through several complicated transactions and has contributed greatly to our

company’s business success.

Ron Zeff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Stanford Carr Development LLC

Real Estate Development and Finance

Their level of service is unparalleled. Imanaka Asato is the absolute best! They provide alternative solutions to very complicated

development projects and make them work. They really know their stuff.

Stanford Carr, President

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Talented and extremely responsive to our needs.

Carmel Partners

Real Estate Development and Finance

The lawyers at Imanaka Asato are talented and extremely responsive to our needs. The firm’s extensive contacts in business and

government in Hawaii are tremendous assets for real estate companies like ours.

Christopher J. Beda, Chief Investment Officer

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Bay West Properties

Real Estate Development and Finance

Our experience in working with Imanaka Asato over 5 projects is that this law firm is the best. They know the ins and outs of

development in Hawaii, as well as who to connect with to get business done, from City and State officials, to lenders and title companies. They are an integral part of our A Team in getting the job done.

Jerry Lynch, Founder and President

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We have worked with Imanaka Asato for over 15 years on successful openings.

Hilton Grand Vacations

Real Estate Development and Finance

We have worked with Imanaka Asato for more than 15 years on the successful openings of 3 Hilton Grand Vacations Club resorts in

Hawaii. They served as our legal advisors when the Hilton Grand Vacations program first came to Hawaii more than 15 years ago. Most recently, the firm served as the legal advisor for Hokulani Waikiki by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, and they are also handling our newest Hawaii project, The Grand Islander by Hilton Grand Vacations Club, which will become the company’s fifth resort on Oahu.

Bryan Klum, Executive Vice President, Asia/Pacific Region

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The Kobayashi Group

Real Estate Development and Finance

One Ala Moana was a unique, complex project whose legal framework had to be created under a very tight time frame.  Imanaka Asato

had the experience, expertise and innovation to get us there smoothly and expeditiously.  A solid firm with exceptional knowledge of Hawaii’s development industry.”

Kathryn W. Inouye, Partner and Chief Operating Officer

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A true value add to our operations.

`ike

Governmental and Public Affairs

The team at Imanaka Asato has been invaluable to ‘ike. Their knowledge of the local landscape has provided great benefit to us and

and has been a true value add to our operations. I would recommend their team to any business looking to strategically grow and expand.

Matthew W. Sasaki, Director, Strategic Business Initiatives

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The Howard Hughes Corporation

Real Estate Development and Finance

We have had a long-standing relationship with Imanaka Asato. They are truly business partners and trusted advisors, deeply rooted in the local community and have diligently

and consistently supported our legal service and governmental relations needs in order to allow us to achieve our business objectives in Hawaii. They are professionals in every sense of the word.

David M. Striph, Executive Vice President - Hawaii

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Working with Imanaka Asato was seamless. They were a great asset to our company.

TeamPraxis

Governmental and Public Affairs

Imanaka Asato’s Government Affairs team did an amazing job in helping share the vision and offerings of TeamPraxis. Working with

with them was seamless and they were a great asset to our company.

Fred Delse, President

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Bay West Properties

Real Estate Development and Finance

Bay West has engaged Imanaka Asato. The firm's attorneys are notably accessible and then, most importantly, listen carefully to

the client's needs. We attribute much of our success to this firm's understanding of the business landscape throughout the Islands.

Jonathan McManus, Managing Partner

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The Government Affairs team put together a plan so that we could meet and engage.

‘Ekahi Health System

Governmental and Public Affairs

When ‘Ekahi Health System was first launching one of our new programs, it was important with us to share more about the first of

its kind offering to local government leaders. The Government Affairs team put together a plan so that we could meet and engage with leaders to share more about our commitment to the community.

Jay Fujimoto, President

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Imanaka Asato is an important part of our success.

Blue Jay Wireless

Governmental and Public Affairs

Blue Jay Wireless has been working with Imanaka Asato since 2013.  In that time, Imanaka Asato has assisted my company in building

building a strong presence with the local community and establishing working relationships with public officials that regulate our industries. Their strong relationships, level of professionalism and ability to obtain results is among the highest of any firm we’ve worked with throughout the country. Imanaka Asato has been an important part of our success in Hawaii.

David Wareikis, CEO

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Exceeded our expectations and has become a trusted partner.

Blue Jay Wireless

Governmental and Public Affairs

We first engaged Imanaka Asato to assist with a regulatory issue with a Hawaii state department.  After a successful resolution of

the issue, Blue Jay decided to retain the firm to assist with all of our government and community outreach work in Hawaii. The Imanaka Asato team was able to craft a strategy for our business which has been replicated in several of our other markets. Imanaka Asato has exceeded our expectations and has become a trusted partner for all of our government relations needs in Hawaii.

Melissa Slawson, Esq., General Counsel

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