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Mr. Lombardi represents real estate developers, hotel, time share and resort owners and operators as well as a variety of large land owners.

He concentrates his practice in acquisition, permitting, development, financing and sales of master planned residential, resort and commercial communities, centers and projects. He represents not only individuals and firms that are active in the real estate industry but also institutions with real estate business needs such as the purchase or development of a headquarters, office building, shopping center, operation site or hotel.

Mr. Lombardi is a co-author of the "State, County and Other Regulatory Issues; Lease Alternatives; Agricultural, State and Federal Lands Leases" chapter of the Hawaii Real Estate Manual, Volume IV, published in 2013 by the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Mr. Lombardi is President of the firm’s Executive Committee. He joined the firm in 1983 and has practiced exclusively in the land use and development areas of real estate.

Dennis M. Lombardi has been named 2016 Best Lawyer of the Year in the area of Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers In America, the highly regarded lawyer referral directory. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2001-2018) in Corporate Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law and Real Estate Law.  He has been named a Hawaii Super Lawyer (2008-2017) by Super LawyersChambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners) has recognized Mr. Lombardi as a Band 1 Leading Individual in Real Estate, and Mr. Lombardi is listed in Marquis Who’s Who In America. Mr. Lombardi holds an “AV” rating (the highest level in legal ability and ethics) by the preeminent lawyer rating service of Martindale Hubbell.


Planning; Structuring; Negotiation and Documentation of Complex Real Estate Acquisitions and Sales and Master Planned Resort and Residential Communities


State of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i
District of Columbia
State of California (inactive)


B.A., University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, 1974
J.D., (summa cum laude), University of Santa Clara, 1977