Jonathan S. Durrett

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Jonathan S. Durrett is a senior partner of Durrett, Ma & Lang, LLLP and lifetime Island resident. His practice concentrates in real estate transactions, environmental counseling, land use entitlements and exempt organizations.

Mr. Durrett represents a variety of developers and landowners, as well as financial institutions with interests in Hawaii. He also acts as general counsel to Brigham Young University's Hawaii campus situated on Oahu's North Shore.

Mr. Durrett sits on national committees of the American Bar Association's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section and has served as a court appointed arbitrator since 1987. He is also the Hawaii Chapter Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.

Bar Admissions:

  • Hawaii, 1982
  • United States District Court, District of Hawaii, 1982
  • United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1985
  • United States Supreme Court, 1987


  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1982 J.D.
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii, Laie, Hawaii, 1979, summa cum laude, B.A.

Recent Transactions:

  • Halekua Development Corporation in the $97,900,000 redemption and pre-development financing of the Royal Kunia II residential project from Chapter 7 bankruptcy
  • Hawaii Agriculture Research Center in the $20,500,000 Sale of its Experiment Research Facility to Arroyo Realty Partners LLC
  • Brownfields approval by EPA and redevelopment of contaminated industrial site at Campbell Industrial Park
  • The International Bank of China and various syndicated lenders in the $50,000,000 construction financing for Hawaiki Residential Tower owned by Republic of Nauru
  • Brigham Young University-Hawaii in approval of its 5 year master land use entitlements from the City and County of Honolulu for university capital improvement projects
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the development and establishment of a commercial condominium property regime at the Kona Hawaii Temple
  • Establishment of a condominium property regime of former De Monte pineapple lands and processing facilities for Hawaii Agriculture Research Center

Professional and Community Organizations:

  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society (Chapter Chair)
  • Lambda Alpha International Land Economics Society (Hawaii Chapter)


  • Danish

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