In Hawaii, sensitivity to the land and the environment is critical to the success of any development. Based on our expertise in resolving complex and potentially-volatile environmental and community issues, we provide key assistance in every phase of a project — from the early planning stages to the final sale. This includes communicating with government officials, obtaining the necessary permits from state and county administrative and legislative bodies, boards and commissions, and negotiating and drafting necessary documents. We have an extensive record and multiple successes before the State Land Use Commission, Board of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii Community Development Authority, county planning commissions and zoning authorities. Watanabe Ing LLP’s land use and entitlement practice includes major planned resorts, and a multitude of commercial and residential developments on all islands.

Air and Water Pollution
Easements, Rights of Way, Beach and Trail Access
Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments
Native Hawaiian Rights and Burial Laws
Real Estate due diligence review and compliance
State and Federal Environmental Law Compliance
State and County Zoning, Land Use & Development
Conservation District Use Permits
Conditional Use Permits
Eminent Domain
Land use district boundary amendments
State and Federal Shoreline Certifications and Variances
Special Management Area Permits
Subdivision Approvals
Water Rights