Naeemullah Imran 1

Imran Naeemullah

Associate

Imran’s real estate and finance transactional practice focuses on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, resort and commercial projects (including condominium development), commercial leasing, and other real estate matters.

Overview

Imran’s real estate and finance transactional practice focuses on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial financing, resort and commercial projects (including condominium development), commercial leasing, and other real estate matters.

Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Imran practiced at two other firms in Honolulu and externed for the Honorable Alan C. Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i. Before obtaining his law degree, Imran was a vice president at a large San Francisco-based bank, where he focused on the corporate/commercial banking sector.

Imran is active in the American Bar Association and the Hawaii State Bar Association and has spoken locally and nationally on real estate topics. He is the Chair of the Ground Leasing Committee and Chair of the Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and is Chair-Elect of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association. In 2019, Imran was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Imran received his B.A. in European History and Sociology from Washington and Lee University and earned his law degree from Tulane Law School, where he was awarded the Charles Kohlmeyer, Jr., Award for the Outstanding Graduate in Maritime Law and earned the CALI Award in Commercial Real Estate. He served as Senior Notes & Comments Editor for the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and won awards for Best Case Note and Best Comment.

Awards

  • American Bar Foundation Fellow, since 2019
  • American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Fellow, 2016-2018
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch, since 2022
  • Listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, since 2021

Community Involvement

  • Ground Leasing Committee, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Chair (2021-Present), Vice Chair (2018-2021)
  • Legal Opinions in Real Estate Transactions Committee, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Chair (2021-Present)
  • Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, Chair-Elect
  • CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Institute, Director
  • Pro Bono Legal Information Clinics

Education

  • J.D. (2014), Tulane Law School
  • B.A. (2005), Washington and Lee University

Admissions

  • Hawai‘i State Bar (2014)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i (2014)

Membership

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Clerkship

  • Judicial Extern to the Honorable Alan C. Kay (2013)

  • Key Lease Provisions to Consider in Due Diligence,” Probate & Property Magazine, American Bar Association (July/August 2022) (Co-Author)
  • “Factors for Commercial Landlords and Landowners to Consider While Leasing in Shared Economies,” Probate & Property Magazine, American Bar Association (March/April 2020) (Author)
  • “Examining Key Issues in Ground Leases,” Probate & Property Magazine, American Bar Association (January/February 2018) (Author)
  • “Recent Developments in the Law of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones) and Applications for Mortgage Lenders,” The Abstract, American College of Mortgage Attorneys (Fall 2016) (Co-Author)
  • “Strong Headwinds: Statutes, Responsibility-Shifting, and Public Policy Continue to Frustrate Indemnity Agreements in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry,” Tulane Maritime Law Journal (Winter 2013) (Author)
  • “A Decade Later, $1 Billion Saved: The Second Circuit Relieves a Maritime Classification Society of Unprecedented Liability for Environmental and Economic Damages in Reino de España v. American Bureau of Shipping, Inc.,” Tulane Maritime Law Journal (Summer 2013) (Author)

  • “End of the Road: Key Considerations in Ground Lease Surrenders,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2022) (Speaker)
  • “Opinions Potpourri: Hot Topics and Current Issues in Real Estate Financing Opinions,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2022) (Moderator)
  • “Beyond the Checklist: Leasing Due Diligence,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2021) (Speaker)
  • “The Future of Real Estate: Which Trends are Here to Stay,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2021) (Speaker)
  • “Beyond the Checklist: Leasing Due Diligence,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2021) (Speaker)
  • “The Future of Real Estate: Which Trends are Here to Stay,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Virtual National CLE Conference (2021) (Speaker)
  • “Aloha Homes: An Innovative Solution to Hawaii’s Housing Crisis”, Hawaii State Bar Association Virtual Bar Convention (2021) (Moderator)
  • “Asset Protection Strategies for Real Estate Investors,” Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Institute Webinar (2021) (Speaker)
  • “Rent Provisions in Commercial Leases,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Teleconference Seminar (2020) (Moderator)
  • “Factors Landlords and Landowners Should Consider in Shared Economy Leasing,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Online Webcast (2019) (Speaker)
  • “Factors Landlords and Landowners Should Consider in Shared Economy Leasing,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, National CLE Conference in Boston, Massachusetts (2019) (Speaker)
  • “(Almost) Cleared to Land: Considerations for Real Property and Privacy in the Next Stage of the Age of Drones,” Hawai‘i Land Use Conference (2019) (Speaker)
  • “Killing Two Birds With One Drone: Protecting Real Property Owners and Personal Privacy in the Emerging Age of Drones,” Hawai‘i Chapter of the Lambda Alpha International Society for the Advancement of Land Economics (2018) (Panelist)
  • “From the Ground Up: Digging Into the Complex Issues Raised in Ground Leases,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Online CLE (2017) (Speaker)
  • “From the Ground Up: Digging Into the Complex Issues Raised in Ground Leases,” American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, Spring Symposia in Denver, Colorado (2017) (Speaker)
  • “Recent Developments in the Law of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones): A Real Estate Lawyer’s Perspective,” Hawaii State Bar Association, Real Property and Financial Services Section (2016)