Robert E. Chapman

Partner

Robert Chapman concentrates his practice in the areas of estate planning, trust and probate, commercial transactions, real estate, and banking and financial services.

Robert was named Best’s Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Banking and Finance – Honolulu HI and a Best Lawyer for the past 5 years by Honolulu Magazine. In 2018 and 2019, Robert was named as one of the 10 best Estate Planning attorneys in Hawaii by American Institute of Legal Counsel and noted for exceptional and outstanding client service.

He served as ACA panel chair and Northland insurance reviewer, the International Association of Commercial Collectors, and was a designated ACA-CNR panel member for Hawaii.

Robert is a contributing author for the Hawaii State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practitioners Manual, (2003), How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debt in Hawaii (2002), Residential and Commercial Evictions in Hawaii (2003); UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions (2003), Commercial Real Estate Transactions (1998) and a frequent speaker on real estate, business and bankruptcy topics in Hawaii.

Robert serves as the managing director for the firm.

Associations & Memberships

Hawaii State Bar Association
Maryland Bar
American Bar Association
American Arbitration Association (Commercial Panel)
United States Foreclosure Network (USFN)
Mortgage Bankers Association

Admission

Hawaii State Bar (1980)
Maryland State Bar (1975) – inactive

Education

J.D. (1975), University of Maryland
Bachelors from Johns Hopkins University

Awards & Recognition

U.S. News – Best Lawyers (2017)
U.S. News – Lawyer of the Year in Litigation, Banking and Finance – Honolulu HI (2016)
contributing author for the Hawaii State Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Practioners Manual, (2003), How to Get Results in Collection of Delinquent Debt in Hawaii (2002), Residential and Commercial Evictions in Hawaii (2003); UCC Article 9 Secured Transactions (2003), and Commercial Real Estate Transactions (1998)

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