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David Robert Squeri III

David Robert Squeri III

  • Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law ...
  • Hawaii
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Diligent and Tenacious Representation, Realistic and Practical Solutions

With a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of my clients, I concentrate my law practice in: Dispute Resolution and Litigation /and/ Business and Transactional Law.

- Dispute Resolution and Litigation: As a tenacious advocate for my clients, I have successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals. My experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as counsel for clients and as the mediator/arbitrator.

- Business and Transactional Law: My transactional practice includes the full spectrum of acquiring, selling, and/or operating a business, from handling negotiations and due diligence, to drafting contracts and other legal documentation. I am also often called upon to give legal consultation, providing clients with the legal insight they need to avoid potentially damaging legal issues and achieve successful results.

With each endeavor, I strive to serve under the highest work ethic and professional standards. Mindful of the trust that has been placed upon me, I am committed to achieving the goals of my clients and providing them with practical solutions.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Business Litigation
  • Asset Purchase/Sale
  • Business Entity Purchase/Sale
  • Commercial Landlord Tenant
  • Free Consultation
    Greater Pacific offers a no cost, no obligation initial case evaluation, where we will discuss your issue and explore the various potential options.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court of the State of Hawaii
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Spoken
Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
- Current
Attorney at Law
Badger Arakaki, LLLC
Attorney at Law
Otsuka & Associates, A Limited Liability Law Company
Research Attorney, 2008 Legislative Session
Hawaii State Senate, Senate Majority Office
Law Clerk
Kobayashi, Sugita, & Goda, Attorneys at Law
Business Experience
Account Management: Administrating international accounts, implementing marketing strategy, and negotiating amongst diverse corporate and societal cultures. • Developed and implemented advertising and public relations materials • Supervised international accounts, including formation of strategy and contract negotiations. Project Management/Producing: Developing strategy, constructing plans, and directing team projects. • Created production schedules, supervised design teams • Interacted with clients in the development of creative marketing concepts
University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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International University of Japan
M.A. (1995) | Graduate School of International Relations
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New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
B.F.A. (1992) | Film and Television; Journalism
Honors: Academic Honors
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Clients' Choice Award
Best Arbitrators & Mediators in Honolulu
Expertise Business Rankings
2016, 2018; This unsolicited selection was reportedly made using five judgment criteria: 1) REPUTATION: A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. 2) CREDIBILITY: Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards. 3) EXPERIENCE: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education. 4) AVAILABILITY: Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored. 5) PROFESSIONALISM: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters
2016, 2017; Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
10.0 Top Attorney
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association
Activities: Business Law Section: Chairperson (2016, 2015, 2014), Vice Chairperson (2013), Secretary (2012); Litigation Section: Chairperson (2013), Vice Chairperson (2012); Appellate Section: Ongoing Membership; International Law Section: Ongoing Membership
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Associated Builders and Contractors
Hawaii Chapter Attorney
- Current
Activities: Assisting Associated Builders & Contractors Hawaii Chapter members with legal issues and disputes, including but not limited to contracts, general business matters, and employment law.
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Hawaii State Bar  # 8714
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Nikkan Sun (Japanese Language Newspaper)
Investment Visa Fraud
Nikkan Sun (Japanese Language Newspaper)
Legislative Report: Media Tax, Amateur Sport, and Other Things to be Considered
MMA Hawaii Magazine
Being Regulated without Regulations…still waiting for HAR 16-118
MMA Hawaii Magazine
Introducing HRS 440E’s Little Brother, Proposed HAR 16-118
MMA Hawaii Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Working with your Lawyer, a Cost Effective Approach
HTDC Seminar
Legal Expert: Critical Legal Issues for Start-ups, Hawaii Small Business Fair
Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT), Business Action Center
2016; Critical legal issues for starting a business, including business entities, contracts, and effectively managing legal resources.
Websites & Blogs
Principal Attorney: David R. Squeri
Greater Pacific Law Office, LLLC Website
David Squeri's Reviews
David Squeri’s Answers To Legal Questions
Hawaii Dispute Resolution and Litigation, Commercial Transactions and Business Law attorney – Honolulu lawyer – David R. Squeri | Greater Pacific Law Office, LLLC
Contact & Map
1003 Bishop Street
Suite 1410
Honolulu, HI 96813
Telephone: (808) 426-7918
Fax: (808) 435-3001
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