D. Scott MacKinnon

Of Counsel

D. Scott MacKinnon is a partner in the firm’s transactional group.  Scott’s practice focuses on commercial loans/workouts, condominiums, eminent domain, land use, real estate including finance, leasing and arbitration.

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Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, 1974
  • California, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 1981


  • J.D. (1973) University of California at Davis School of Law, Order of the Coif, Law Review - Associate Editor
  • B.A. (1970) History and Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar, Section of Real Property and Financial Services, Member
  • Hawaii State Bar, Section of Real Property and Financial Services, Chairman, 1988
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member
  • State Bar of California (Inactive)


  • Architects and Engineers


Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Condemnation

Real Estate and Real Estate Development

  • Acquisitions & Dispositions
  • Commercial and Construction Lending
  • Condominium and Community Associations – Development and Registration
  • Conveyancing
  • Residential, Commercial and Hotel Development
  • Residential, Retail & Commercial Leasing
  • Subdivisions
  • Title and Escrow
  • Chambers USA - Real Estate, 2001 - 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2020
  • Hawaii’s Top Lawyers Honolulu Magazine, 2001 - 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 1993 - 2021
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  • Hawaii Conveyance Manual II (Editor), 1988
  • Hawaii Commercial Real Estate Manual (Contributing Editor), 1988