Take a look at William W.L. Yuen’s law practice and you have a snapshot of Hawai`i’s real estate and business landscape over the last 40 years. Yuen’s practice emphasizes real estate development and land use planning, securities law and venture capital financing, public finance law, corporate and business law, banking and financial services law, and environmental law.
Yuen’s experience includes structuring real estate joint ventures, obtaining entitlements for commercial and residential projects, organizing venture capital funds and technology startups, assisting land owners in the transition from plantation agriculture to other land uses, and structuring complex financing transactions.
Yuen has represented clients before the State of Hawai`i Land Use Commission, Board of Land and Natural Resources and various County Planning Commissions, Planning Departments and Boards of Appeal. He is one of the few attorneys in Hawai`i with formal education and experience as a professional planner, having worked as an urban planner prior to practicing law.
Yuen’s public finance law experience has earned Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing designation as experienced municipal bond attorneys in The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace. Yuen has served as bond counsel, underwriter’s counsel, bank counsel, borrower’s counsel and trustee’s counsel in several billion dollars of bond transactions.
Yuen is a member of the American Planning Association and the National Association of Bond Lawyers; a past chair of the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Real Property and Financing Services Section; and an officer and director of the Hawai`i Forest Institute. He has previously served as a Director of Pacific Resources, Inc., when it was Hawai`i’s only Fortune 500 company. Yuen’s public service includes serving as chairman of the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai`i, chairman of the State of Hawai`i Land Use Commission, and Member of the
State of Hawai`i Board of Land and Natural Resources.