Real Estate Transactions

Working with landlords, tenants, property managers and more in Hawaii since 1947

Details matter in real estate transactions. One wrong word in a lease agreement or purchase-and-sale contract can make a dramatic difference that significantly affects the bottom line. At Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek, Attorneys at Law, we understand the importance of getting real estate transactions right, from drafting real estate agreements to reviewing commercial leases. In each case we handle, we draw from extensive experience handling multi-million-dollar real estate agreements.

Steven V. Torkildson is respected throughout the state for providing legal guidance in real estate transactions. He has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell (a perfect 5 out of 5 score) and many other accolades.

Bart W. Howk concentrates his practice in real estate and business transactions. He assists clients enter into productive business deals while minimizing risk.  His practice includes, among other things, real estate purchase-and-sale agreements, real estate development, real estate and commercial financing, commercial leasing, easements, and condominiums.

A Closer Look at Real Estate Transactions

Our attorneys represent businesses, developers, individuals, investors, land owners, lending institutions and property managers in connection with the full spectrum of matters involving real estate in Hawaii, including the following types of matters:

  • Acquisitions and Sales of all types of property
  • Condominiums - including development, governance and management
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Construction Contracts
  • Conveyance Documents
  • Due Diligence Review
  • Easements
  • Ground Leases
  • Land Use and Entitlements
  • Landlord and Tenant Negotiations and Disputes
  • Mortgage Loan Transactions
  • Property Management
  • Rent Renegotiation and Arbitration
  • Subdivisions
  • Tax Deferred Exchanges
  • Title Issues
  • Zoning Matters

It is critical you have someone in Hawaii who thoroughly understands the state's unique legal system and has years of experience handling real estate transactions here. This is especially true if your company is based on the mainland or another country. We will take the time to determine your specific needs, then explain the different legal options and available tax advantages depending on your real estate transaction.