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Patricia Devlin


Of Counsel
top ranked USA Chambers and Partners 2016 Patricia Devlin

Patricia Devlin is Of Counsel in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of its Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality Practice Group.  She concentrates in the area of commercial real estate with an emphasis on finance, development, and land use issues. Ms. Devlin has extensive experience in structuring, negotiating and documenting a wide variety of real property transactions, including exchanges, acquisitions, resort development, time share and commercial leases.   She is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Real Estate.  

Representative Matters Hotels

  • Represents various major hotel companies in the sale, purchase and operations of their Hawai`i properties
  • Negotiates and documents hotel management contracts


  • Represents various lenders in connection with Hawai`i resort properties
  • Ongoing representation of major Hawai`i bank in documenting and restructuring various real property loans
  • Represented consortium of banks in due diligence and securing interests in more than 50 separate properties in a $160 million financing
  • Served as local counsel for lenders in $750 million credit facility

1031 Exchanges

  • Represented major Hawaiian landowner in several large 1031 exchanges. Replacement properties consisted of office buildings, shopping centers, industrial parks and hotels
  • Represented family trusts in negotiation and documentation of a combination ground lease / 1031 exchange of Honolulu property for development as a shopping center, office tower and residential condominium and in the acquisition of mainland shopping center and industrial warehouse as replacement properties


  • Represented developer in high rise residential projects within the Kakaako Special Design District
  • Represented developer of industrial parks in Hawai`i and California; dealt with wetlands issues and improvement district bond financing
  • Represented developer of golf course and industrial park in California
  • Represented developer of affordable housing projects

Shopping Centers

  • Represented shopping center owner in leasing, ongoing operations, refinancing, and sale of shopping center
  • Developed lease forms for in-line tenants at three major shopping centers

Golf Course

  • Represent client in acquisition of a new golf course, construction of a club house and development of a gated residential community
  • Represented buyer in acquisitions of four mainland golf courses

Land Use

  • Land Use Represented several Hawai`i property owners on land use issues



  • Hawai`i State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of California (Admitted to Practice - Inactive Status)
  • Hawai`i Society of Corporate Planners, Past President
  • Hawai`i Chamber of Commerce, Past President, Land Use Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate, Land Use & Hospitality

Bar Admissions

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


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law,San Francisco,California
    • J.D.
  • University of Washington
    • B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa


  • Spanish