Your family's wealth is greater than the sum of its assets. Wealth is a reflection of your family's values, aspirations, planning, and relationships invested over generations. Through my law practice, I help family offices and closely held businesses acquire, manage and protect wealth as an objective and trusted partner.
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Attorney David E. Austin provides specialized real estate advisory and legal services to clients in Hawaii, the mainland United States, and Hong Kong. He brings experience in real estate law, management, brokerage, development, and title and escrow to his practice, which integrates traditional legal services and real estate advisory and consulting.
Prior to opening his private practice in 2015, David worked for several major Honolulu law firms as a real estate litigator, in real estate development and finance, and for a national title and escrow company.
In addition to his law firm, David is a partner with IX Advisors LLC, a Seattle-based capital advisory and General Counsel to Brandon Holdings, Inc. Last year, IX Advisors LLC oversaw approximately $250 million in commercial real estate transactions in Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. The company oversees approximately 750,000 square feet in commercial real estate in Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas Fort-Worth.
David was also co-author of the Hawaii Limited Liability Company Manual, published by the Hawaii State Bar association, is a member of the HSBA Real Property and Financial Services Section, and is currently President of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club of Hawai‘i.
David received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a concentration in Chinese language, his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief, University of Maryland Law Journal of Race, Religion, Gender and Class, and also holds an M.S., Real Estate Development from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in Hawai‘i, Texas, the District of Columbia and Maryland (inactive).