Lawrence S. Okinaga photoLawrence S. Okinaga

Practice Areas

  • Financial Services
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Administrative Law

Lawrence Okinaga is a Partner in Carlsmith Ball LLP’s Honolulu office and a member of its Transactional practice group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, financial institutions, real estate, and administrative law. Mr. Okinaga has developed this deep experience in representing corporations, partnerships and individuals for more than 38 years. He regularly advises clients on business matters and supervises the firm’s litigators in clients’ disputes. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Corporate/Commercial: Finance. He was named Lawyer of the Year-Financial Services Regulation Law-Hawai‘i by The Best Lawyers in America 2015, and is also listed for Banking and Finance Law and for Litigation - Banking & Finance; he has been listed in the publication since 2005.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Judicature Society (Hawaii Chapter; Founder/Director), President (1997 - 1999); American Judicature Society, Chair (2017-present)
  • Hawaii Federal Judicial Selection Commission; Chair (2005-2013)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Advisory Council (1995-2002)
  • Consumer Advisory Council to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Washington DC) (1984-1986); Vice Chair (1986); Member, Steering Committee
  • Georgetown Law Alumni Board (1986-1991)
  • Judicial Selection Commission, State of Hawaii (1979-1987); Vice Chair (1983-1985); Chair (1985-1987)

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