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Lani L. Ewart
  • Partner



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Lani helps clients navigate through complex commercial financing, particularly, real estate secured lending.

She represents lenders and borrowers in a variety of financial transactions including term loans, revolving lines of credit, construction loans, asset based financing, loan participations and workouts. Lani also has experience in general real estate matters, including acquisitions, leases and sales of commercial properties.


Lani currently chairs Hawai’i’s Commission to Promote Uniform Legislation, which represents the State of Hawai‘i in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), the organization that drafted the Uniform Commercial Code and more than 200 other uniform acts in various fields of law for enactments by state legislatures throughout the U.S.


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 1975
  • University of Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawai’i
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: With Highest Honors

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975
  • Hawai’i, 1976
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawai’i

Professional Associations

  • Hawai’i State Bar Association, Member
  • California Bar Association, Member
  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

Practice Areas:

  • Real Estate Development


  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year Banking and Finance Law in Honolulu, 2016
  • Chambers USA, 2019
  • Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mortar Board

Representative Clients

  • Bank of Hawai’i
  • C. Brewer and Company, Limited

Past Positions

  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Commissioner, 1977