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JMY Law Group LLLC Attorney Profile

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Hawaii Real Estate Attorney Lisa Young with JMY Law Group LLLC

Lisa A. Young


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Ms. Young (formerly Lisa A. Chun) concentrates on real estate, commercial financing and general business transactions.  She has extensive experience in real estate and asset based financing.  She has served as counsel in the purchase/sale and the development and financing of numerous and commercial facilities, including hotels and shopping centers and in large-scale lending syndications.  She also serves as local counsel to a national company with extensive agricultural operations in Hawaii.  She has had extensive experience in real estate due diligence involving land title and government land use laws, as well as in leasing and in large-scale privatization projects with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army.

Recognition and Professional Activities

  • The Best Lawyers in America© inclusion for Real Estate Law (2020-Present), Banking and Finance Law (2020-Present)

Speeches and Seminars 

  • “Commercial Real Estate Financing in Hawaii,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services (February 2003, February 2004)

  • “Special Mortgage Recording Fees and Loss of Priority Issues,” June 18, 1998

  • “Senior/Junior Lien Issues,” August 8, 1996

Articles and Publications

  • Co-author, “Taxes and the Calculation of Present Value of Future Medical Expenses,” February 1996, Journal of Forensic Economics

  • “United States vs. Burke and Internal Revenue Code Section 104(a)(2),” Summer 1994, University of Hawaii Law Review


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Washington

  • Master of Business Administration, University of Hawaii at Manoa (Outstanding MBA in Finance Award)

  • Juris Doctor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • At law school, Ms. Young was a member of the Law Review and the Environmental Moot Court Team and was awarded the Karl Mirikitani Scholarship Award (for highest GPA in Fall 1992) and the American Jurisprudence Award for Best Legal Brief.

  • Before entering law school, Ms. Young worked for nearly 10 years as an analyst and as a product manager in marketing within the banking industry in Honolulu.

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