Nathan T. Okubo


Nathan practices in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, hospitality and resort property, public utilities and telecommunications, land use, zoning and entitlements, and real property tax appeals.

Nathan was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawai`i Law Review from 2005-2006. He was also active in moot court, serving as a member of the Moot Court Board and member of the Law School’s 2006 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court team, whose memorials (legal briefs) were judged best in the United States and second in the world. While in law school, Nathan received numerous awards for his scholarship, was an officer on the Student Bar Association, and served as President of the Pacific Asian Legal Studies Organization.

Awards and Recognition

  • Pacific Business News “Forty Under 40” Class of 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition from the City and County of Honolulu


  • J.D. (2006), William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai`i at Manoa
  • B.S., Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hawai`i State Bar (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawai`i


  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Corporate Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Hawai`i Chapter, Young Leaders Group Executive Committee
  • 2011 Council Reapportionment Commission of the City and County of Honolulu, Commissioner
  • 2015-2016 Charter Commission of the City and County of Honolulu, Commissioner
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Hawai`i Chapter, President
  • Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), Board Member
  • The GIFT Foundation of Hawai`i, Board Member

  • Panelist, Commercial Real Estate Panel Seminar, Pacific Business News, September 25, 2015
  • Panelist, Legislative Update 2015, Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawai`i State Bar Association, July 22, 2015
  • Co-Author, “General Drafting Information”, Chapter 3, Hawai`i Conveyance Manual, 5th Edition
  • Co-Author, “Overview of Hawai`i Commercial Leasing Practice: General Provisions”, Chapter 1, Hawai`i Real Estate Law Manual, Volume IV