Alan J. Ma


Alan J. Ma joined Watanabe Ing in 2017. Mr. Ma has a broad practice that centers on real estate.

Mr. Ma has experience with real estate development, commercial and residential financing, business formation, the acquisition and sale of businesses, land use entitlements, bankruptcy, foreclosure and real estate related litigation. He also acts as a mediator for cases within his areas of expertise.

Mr. Ma is also a past secretary of the Bankruptcy Section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and is on the alternative dispute resolution panels of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawai‘i and the Mediation Center of the Pacific.

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, B.A. (Economics & Business), Cum Laude, 1986
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1991
  • International Environmental Law Review
Community Involvement
  • Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise (2008 to present;President from 2015-2016)
Notable Cases
  • Construction financing of the Waikiki TrumpTower and Resort Hotel
  • Acquisition and construction financing of theHualalai Resort Hotel on the island of Hawaii
  •  Acquisition and construction financing of theFour Seasons Wailea Hotel in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
  • Acquisition financing of the Kona Village Resortin Kona, Hawaii
  • Employee Management Corporation v. the AlohaGroup, Limited, et al., 87 Haw. 350, 956 P.2d 1282 (Int. Ct. App. Haw. 1998)
  • In the Matter of the Application of Gray LineHawaii, Ltd., 93 Haw. 45, 995 P.2d 776 (Sup. Ct. Haw. 2000)