GARY M. YOKOYAMA, ESQ.
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Gary M. Yokoyama, Esq. has been a member of the bar since 1978 and is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley (B.S.). and the William S. Richardson School of Law (J.D.). Mr. Yokoyama has previously served as Assistant General Counsel to Dillingham Construction Pacific, Ltd., Deputy Corporation Counsel to the City and County of Honolulu, and Law Clerk to William S. Richardson, Chief Justice (Retired) of the Supreme Court of Hawaii. He is currently of counsel to Hughes & Taosaka, where he specializes in construction, real estate and business law.
During his many years at Dillingham Construction. Mr. Yokoyama supervised all legal, contract, bonding, licensing and insurance matters relating to its operating divisions, including Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Hawaiian Bitumuls Paving & Precast Company, and Dillingham Construction Pacific Basin (Guam). He actively participated in contract and construction financing negotiations, bid reviews, and claims resolution (mediation/arbitration/litigation) on behalf of the company, including design/construction disputes, employment and labor relations disputes, subcontractor and vendor claims, personal injury and insurance coverage claims, and EEOC, OSHA and environmental proceedings.
In his capacity as Deputy Corporation Counsel to the City and County of Honolulu, Mr. Yokoyama represented the City in several significant land use and zoning cases, as well as serving as counsel tot eh Zoning Board of Appeals, Honolulu Police Commission, Liquor Commission. Mr. Yokoyama has also practiced in the area of condominium law, and has represented numerous associations of apartment owners in all types of matters including construction defect litigation, by-law enforcement, and foreclosures.
Mr. Yokoyama is also licensed real estate broker.