Andrew W. Char, Partner


Practice Areas


Mr. Char has substantial experience in the areas of real estate acquisitions, sales, financing and development; commercial leasing; public finance; condominium hotels; and related areas. He has participated in transactions involving the acquisition, financing, development, operation, and/or sale of resort hotels, commercial office buildings, shopping centers, residential condominium projects, timeshare projects, vacant land, on-going business concerns, franchises, and residential and agricultural subdivisions, and has also advised clients on bankruptcy and environmental matters in the context of such transactions.


  • Bachelor of Arts, honors in history, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 1974
  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1982
  • Graduate work, University of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought, 1976-1979
  • M.A., Chinese history, University of California at Berkeley, 1988
  • Fulbright-Hays Scholarship, 1989-90

Professional Activities

  • Past director, Real Property and Financial Services Section, Hawaii State Bar Association


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2015 to present); Superlawyers, Real Estate Law (2012-2014)