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.

Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Imran practiced at two other firms in Honolulu.  He externed for the Honorable Alan C. Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.  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 Vice Chair of the Ground Leasing Committee for the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and is Secretary of the Board for 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.

Education

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

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation (since 2019)
  • Fellow, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law (2016-2018)

 Admissions

  • Hawaii State Bar (2014)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (2014)

 Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Ground Leasing Committee, American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law
  • Secretary, Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Pro Bono Legal Information Clinics
  • “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”, Winter 2013, Tulane Maritime Law Journal (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.”, Summer 2013, Tulane Maritime Law Journal (Author)
  • “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”, Hawaii Land Use Conference (2019) (Speaker)
  • “Killing Two Birds With One Drone:  Protecting Real Property Owners and Personal Privacy in the Emerging Age of Drones”, Hawaii 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)