NOY handles a wide variety of civil practice areas which include the following:

Estate Planning

This area includes the creation of wills and trusts, and trust and probate administration through the court. We prepare revocable trusts for probate avoidance and irrevocable trusts for gifts or for special purposes.

Land Transactions

This area includes sales and exchanges of land in the State of Hawaii. This area also includes filing suits to quiet title to land and to partition interests in land. We work on creation and modification of easements over land. We also assist in various land development activities involving subdivision, zoning and State land use classifications and Land Court petitions. We create restrictive covenants for residential and commercial projects and form owner associations to administer common areas and to enforce covenants. We prepare appropriate lease documents for commercial and industrial properties and also undertake summary possession and lease termination suits.


This area involves collections of money due to business creditors. We bring suit for collection of debts and related suits for summary possession and mortgage foreclosure.

Business Formations, Operations, and Sales

This area involves creation of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships in conjunction with clients’ accountants. We also provide legal advice to businesses once they are in operation. We handle sales or purchases of privately held businesses. We also handle corporate and partnership dissolutions.

Probate, Trust and Estate Administration

This area includes trust and probate administration through the court, transferring assets upon death, and the collection of non-probate assets. We also assist out-of-state estates in the probate and distribution of property.