David Y. Nakashima has been a trusted advisor and tireless advocate for the firm’s clients for over 15 years. A former commission counsel for the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawaii, Mr. Nakashima currently focuses his practice on public utility law and assisting clients navigate through the complex and ever-evolving regulatory landscape in the State. In addition to rate cases, Mr. Nakashima has provided valuable counsel in other regulatory areas such as mergers and acquisitions of Hawaii utilities. Mr. Nakashima also specializes in the areas of creditors’ rights and has represented some of the largest financial institutions in both the State and the nation in a wide array of activities, including a multi-million dollar commercial foreclosure of a shopping center.
Mr. Nakashima graduated near the top of his class in 2005 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, where he served as a staff member of the University of Hawai‘i Law Review and received the CALI award in Trust and Estates.