Dennis M Lombardi

Firm: Case Lombardi & Pettit
Location: Honolulu - HI

  • Mauka Tower, Pacific Guardian Center
    737 Bishop Street, Suite 2600
    Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813-3283
  • Tel : 808.547.5400
  • Fax : 808.523.1888

Mr. Lombardi represents real estate developers, hotel, time share and resort owners and operators as well as a variety of large land owners.

He concentrates his practice in acquisition, permitting, development, financing and sales of master planned residential, resort and commercial communities, centers and projects. He represents not only individuals and firms that are active in the real estate industry but also institutions with real estate business needs such as the purchase or development of a headquarters, office building, shopping center, operation site or hotel.

Mr. Lombardi is a co-author of the “State, County and Other Regulatory Issues; Lease Alternatives; Agricultural, State and Federal Lands Leases” chapter of the Hawaii Real Estate Manual, Volume IV, published in 2013 by the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Mr. Lombardi is President of the firm’s Executive Committee. He joined the firm in 1983 and has practiced exclusively in the land use and development areas of real estate.

Dennis M. Lombardi has been named 2019 Best Lawyer of the Year (an honor he also received in 2016) in the area of Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers In America, the highly regarded lawyer referral directory. He has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2001-2020) in Corporate Law, Administrative/Regulatory Law and Real Estate Law. He has been named a Hawaii Super Lawyer (2008-2018) by Super Lawyers. Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Chambers & Partners) has recognized Mr. Lombardi as an “Eminent Practitioner” in Real Estate, and Mr. Lombardi is listed in Marquis Who’s Who In America. Mr. Lombardi holds an “AV” rating (the highest level in legal ability and ethics) by the preeminent lawyer rating service of Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Area:

Real Estate

Areas of Emphasis:

Planning, Structuring, Negotiation and Documentation of Complex Real Estate Acquisitions and Master-Planned Resort and Residential Communities

Bar Admissions:

State of Hawai’i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai’i
District of Columbia
State of California (inactive)


B.A. University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1974
J.D. (Summa Cum Laude), University of Santa Clara, 1977

Case Lombardi & Pettit

The firm’s Real Estate Practice Group is sophisticated and diverse. Areas of expertise include the structuring of real estate acquisitions and sales; subdivision; condominium development, formation and registration on state and federal levels; real estate sales and administration; regulatory and licensing compliance; development, land use, zoning and entitlement matters; construction contracting; commercial financing, including complex construction and syndicated loans; loan restructuring; office and retail leasing; community association formation and administration; residential financing; and affordable housing financing, registration and development and property management.

The firm represents landowners, developers, purchasers, investors and lenders in the acquisition, sale and financing of all types of real estate, including undeveloped land, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, and residential and mixed-use developments. The firm’s attorneys in the Real Estate Group take pride in assisting in the consummation of real estate transactions as well as providing creative and cost-effective solutions to the needs of its clients.

Case Lombardi & Pettit and its attorneys has again been recognized as a top ranked Hawaii Law Firm in Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Real Estate Law, Corporate/Commercial Law and Litigation: General Commercial in Chambers & Partners’ 2019 Chambers USA Guide. Chambers & Partners annually ranks the leading U.S. firms and attorneys based on in-depth research, as well as client and peer interviews.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2019 edition has again named Case Lombardi & Pettit as a Tier 1 law firm in Hawaii for Real Estate Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy; and Litigation – Construction.

Case Lombardi & Pettit is pleased to announce that the firm’s Real Estate; Bankruptcy/Restructuring; Corporate/Commercial; Litigation: General Commercial practice areas have been listed in the prestigious 2017 Chambers & Partners USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Hawaii).