Marjorie C.Y. Au


Marjorie contributes a deep and thorough knowledge of real estate and financial institution law to her client’s matters.

In real estate matters, Marjorie has extensive experience advising clients in commercial transactions (structuring, negotiating, and closing large land transactions for industrial properties, hotels, and shopping centers); consumer credit loan documentation; conveyance documents for all real estate transactions (including residential, commercial, fee simple, leasehold, split fee, timeshare, and cooperatives); Land Court matters; commercial lease documentation for commercial office, industrial, retail and mixed use developments; commercial loan documentation for real estate and non-real estate secured loans; and real estate title review.

Marjorie also has extensive experience advising and counseling financial institutions in fiduciary and trust real estate matters; regulatory compliance for financial institutions; and lease to fee conversion project documentation.

Associations & Memberships

Hawaii State Bar Association (Member of Real Estate and Natural Resource Sections)
Planned Parenthood of Hawaii (Board Member, 15 years, and immediate past-president)
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), Hawaii (Board Member, 5 years)
Hawaii Opera Theatre, backstage volunteer (10 years)
Kapiolani Community College, ABA Legal Education Program (Lecturer, Real Property Law, 2012)
Friends of Missing Child Center Hawaii (Past Board Member)
NOAA Whale Count and Audubon Society Bird Count (Participant)
Elk’s Club (Member)


Hawaii State Bar (1984)
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (2018)
Licensed Real Estate Broker


J.D., (1984) William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii
B.A., (1975) Stanford University, Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Awards & Recognition

Co-Editor, Hawaii Conveyance Manual, 3rd, 4th and 5th Edition (2010)
“AV” Rated [Martindale]