Trevor A. Brown represents clients in both litigation and transactions. His real estate experience ranges from resort acquisition and development to acting as trial counsel to establish beach access rights based on Kingdom of Hawaii land use. Mr. Brown’s corporate experience ranges from negotiating corporate restructurings to acting as trial counsel to force the break-up of related land development corporations. Mr. Brown holds Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest possible professional rating (“AV Preeminent”®) for both his skill and integrity. Mr. Brown is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© in ten categories: Business Organization (including LLC’s and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Transactions/UCC Law, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, Commercial Litigation, Securities Litigation, Trusts & Estates Litigation, Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law and Real Estate Litigation. Mr. Brown has been named a “Lawyer of the Year” in Honolulu by The Best Lawyers in America©, in the practice areas of Securities Litigation (2020), Closely Held Companies & Family Businesses Law (2019) and Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law (2017).
Mr. Brown has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers® list since 2013, and named to the “Top 25” list (2015, 2018, 2019), Business Litigation. Mr. Brown is recognized by Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business in the practice area of General Commercial/Litigation. In 2017, Chambers and Partners USA High Net Worth Guide first reviewed Hawaii lawyers, and has recognized Mr. Brown in the practice area of Private Wealth Law each year since. Mr. Brown is also recognized by Benchmark Litigation (Litigation Star) for his litigation expertise, and is a former Chair of the Litigation Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.