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Randall F. Sakumoto

Honolulu, Hawaii

Randall Sakumoto joined McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP in 1989 as a member of the firm's business/real estate department.  His practice focuses primarily on the acquisition and development of commercial real estate in the State of Hawai'i. 

From 1992 to 1994, Mr. Sakumoto worked as a foreign law consultant at the Tokyo law firm of Nagashima & Ohno (now known as Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu), where he worked closely with Japanese banks and investment companies which had acquired significant commercial real estate holdings in Hawai'i during Japan's "Bubble Economy".

Since returning to Hawai'i in 1994, a large part of Mr. Sakumoto's practice has focused on land use, zoning and entitlement matters, including State and County permits and approvals.  He represents land owners and developers in connection ongoing real estate projects on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui and Kauai.

From 1997 through 1999, he served as a consultant to the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Planning and Permitting in connection with the rewriting of a substantial portion of the City's Land Use Ordinance.   

In 2002, Mr. Sakumoto was appointed to the State Land Use Commission.  He served on the LUC from 2002 to 2006, including one year as co-vice chair (2004-2005) and one year as chair (2005-2006).

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate Acquisition
  • Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Financing

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1988


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1988
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1984
  • University of Hawaii-Manoa

Published Works

  • Hawaii District Court Landlord-Tenant Manual, Contributing author, 1996

Representative Clients

  • Kamehameha School's Bishop Estate
  • Kona Village Associates
  • One Waterfront Plaza Partners
  • The Mitsui Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
  • TSA International, Inc.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii Developers' Council, Board Member and Secretary, 2000 - 2002
  • American Land Title Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Sections, Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association, Real Property and Financial Services Sections, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Hawaii Land Use Commission, Commissioner, 2002 - 2006
  • Nagashima & Ohno, Tokyo, Japan, Foreign Associate, 1992 - 1994
  • Kessner Duca & Maki, Honolulu, Hawaii, Associate, 1988 - 1989

Randall F. Sakumoto

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