Nathan T. Okubo


Nathan practices in the areas of real estate, banking and finance, hospitality and resort property, land use, public utilities and telecommunications, zoning and entitlements, and real property tax appeals.  He is also a member of the firm’s Management Committee.

Nathan was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawaii 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.


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

Awards and Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers®, since 2018
  • Certificate of Recognition from the City and County of Honolulu
  • Listed in Chambers and Partners, USA Guide, since 2020
  • Hawaii Business Magazine, “20 for the Next 20” Class of 2018
  • Pacific Business News, “Forty Under 40” Class of 2015
  • Super Lawyers®, Rising Stars, 2017 – 2019


  • Hawaii State Bar (2006)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Corporate Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Hawaii 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, Hawaii Chapter,  Past President
  • Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL), Board Member
  • The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii, Board Member
  • 2017 Oahu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission, Commissioner
  • CCIM, Hawaii Chapter, Board Member
  • Panelist, Fine Tune Your Negotiation Skills, HawaiiBusiness Leadership Conference, July 25, 2019
  • Panelist, Commercial Real Estate Panel Seminar, Pacific Business News, September 25, 2015
  • Panelist, Legislative Update 2015, Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, July 22, 2015
  • Co-Author, “General Drafting Information”, Chapter 3, Hawaii Conveyance Manual, 5th Edition
  • Co-Author, “Overview of Hawai‘i Commercial Leasing Practice: General Provisions”, Chapter 1, Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, Volume IV