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David R. Squeri, Esq.

Area of Legal Practice

Attorney David R. SqueriWith a dynamic focus on the practicalities and goals of his clients, Mr. Squeri concentrates his practice in the following areas:

  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions and Business Law

As a tenacious advocate for his clients, Mr. Squeri has successfully litigated in the Federal U.S. District Court, Hawaii’s Circuit and District Courts, and the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA). His experience in alternative dispute resolution includes mediation and arbitration, both as legal counsel for clients and as a mediator/arbitrator.

Mr. Squeri’s transactional practice includes the full spectrum of purchasing, organizing, and operating a business. With a focus on assisting clients to achieve their business objectives, his broad experience includes contract negotiations, the drafting of legal documents, and general business consultation.

Hawaii State Bar Association Practice Organizations

Business Law Section: Chairperson (2016, 2015, 2014), Vice Chairperson (2013), Secretary (2012)
Litigation Section: Chairperson (2013), Vice Chairperson (2012)
Appellate Section: Ongoing Membership
International Law Section: Ongoing Membership

Bar Admissions

State of Hawaii
U.S. District Court of the State of Hawaii

Pro Bono / Community Outreach

For the purposes of community outreach, Mr. Squeri regularly contributes to an online forum, where unrepresented parties are given the opportunity to ask legal questions at no cost. These questions along with Mr. Squeri’s replies can be read here: AVVO Q&A

Appellate Cases

Successful Appeals Include:

  • Pascual v. Gapasin, 126 Haw. 24 (Haw. Ct. App. 2011); Summary Disposition Order (Published in Table Format in the Pacific Reporter)
  • Gapasin v. Pascual, 2011 Haw. App. LEXIS 430 (Haw. Ct. App. May 9, 2011); Summary Disposition Order
  • Fin. Partners, Ltd. v. Kyouei, LLC, 2010 Haw. App. LEXIS 189 (Haw. Ct. App. Apr. 27, 2010), Memorandum Opinion

Business Experience

Prior to coming to Hawaii, Mr. Squeri worked in digital media production and advertising in New York and Japan. His business experience includes the development and implementation of advertising and public relations material, management of design teams, strategy development, and contract negotiations.

Education

University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law (JD 2006)
International University of Japan, Graduate School of International Relations (MA 1995)
New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, (Academic Honors BFA 1992)

Language Skills

Japanese

David R. Squeri, Attorney at Law

Greater Pacific Law Office, LLLC
1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Tel: (808) 426-7918, Ext. 1
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