Starn O'Toole Marcus & Fisher, A Law Corporation
Lindsay E. Orman is a Director of the firm. She is a versatile Hawaii real estate attorney and business attorney who is skilled at analyzing complex matters and developing creative, results-oriented solutions. Ms. Orman represents diverse clients, including hotels, developers, government agencies, publicly traded companies, closely held entities, and individuals. She currently focuses her practice in the areas of real estate acquisitions and sales, land use and entitlements issues, business structure and operations, business transactions, and legislative and other government relations work.
Ms. Orman has been selected to the Hawaii Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star" list in the practice area of Real Estate Law since 2018.
Ms. Orman holds Martindale-Hubbell's® highest possible rating AV Preeminent®; this rating is given by her legal peers, based on their knowledge of her work, knowledge and integrity.
Examples of Ms. Orman’s work include:
Hawaii counsel for one of the world’s largest hotel owners. Ms. Orman is a key member of the SOM&F team representing one of the world’s largest hotel owners. Work includes real estate acquisitions, development, permitting, title issues, and government affairs work.
Eminent Domain. Ms. Orman represents a government agency in connection with the condemnation of dozens of property interests for major infrastructure improvements. Work includes title and ownership issues, legal compliance, governmental approvals, and litigation strategy and support.
Real Estate Acquisitions, Sales, and Development. Ms. Orman regularly represents clients in connection with real estate acquisitions, sales, and development. Work includes contract drafting and review, due diligence, closing documents, title insurance, and entitlements and approvals.
Business Transactions. Ms. Orman regularly represents clients in connection with entity formation, registrations, and governing documents. Ms. Orman has also handled numerous business acquisitions from contract negotiations through closing, including several asset purchases on behalf of a Hawaii real estate brokerage.
Stock Restructuring and Refinancing. Ms. Orman was part of the SOM&F team representing an airline in a stock restructuring and refinancing transaction. Work included drafting a loan agreement, promissory notes, security agreements, stock warrant and purchase agreement, and updated entity documents and working with regulatory counsel and client business executives to obtain US DOT approval.
Legislative work. Ms. Orman is registered as a lobbyist with the State of Hawaii, City and County of Honolulu, and Hawaii County. Work includes drafting proposed legislation and testimony, preparing legal analysis, meeting with key stakeholders, and advising clients on campaign spending and other reporting requirements
Litigation experience. Although Ms. Orman presently concentrates her practice outside of litigation, she has represented clients in state and federal court and in arbitrations. Ms. Orman’s transactional work is informed by her litigation experience, including complex construction litigation and disputes related to entity control and change of control.
Before joining Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher, Ms. Orman served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Emily Hewitt in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC. During law school, Ms. Orman interned with the U.S. Department of Justice, National Courts Section, Civil Division.
Prior to law school, Ms. Orman worked as a book editor at Random House, Inc. in New York City, where she acquired and edited books for both the Crown and Three Rivers Press imprints. Ms. Orman was born and raised in Texas.
The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
Order of the Coif
George Washington Scholar (top 1-15% of class)
The George Washington Law Review
Moot Court Board
Alternative Dispute Resolution Board
Texas A&M University, Summa Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa