James Douglas Ing

Of Counsel

Doug Ing has served as the managing partner from 2005 through February 2020. Mr. Ing’s practice focuses on government/ regulatory law and litigation. He represents clients before state and federal agencies as well as state and federal courts. Mr. Ing has worked on a variety of projects seeking land use, zoning, and other regulatory approvals from state and county agencies. These have included major resort, commercial, and residential projects on the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Kauai, and Oahu. Current projects include representing Howard Hughes Corporation on obtaining land use permits for their master plan and mixed use planned developed permits in Kaka’ako; and representing TMT International Observatory LLC in obtaining a permit to build an observatory on Mauna Kea mountain.

As competition for Hawai‘i’s lands and resources increases, an important component of Mr. Ing’s practice includes regulatory due diligence and litigation risk management. Environmental compliance or regulatory approvals are often challenged in court, and the Government & Regulatory Affairs practice group led by Mr. Ing has defended and resolved such challenges.

In addition to success in land use entitlements, Mr. Ing has represented telecommunication, transportation, and utility companies before the Hawai‘i Public Utility Commission in certification, acquisition, and rate-making proceedings.

Mr. Ing served as a Trustee for Kamehameha Schools from 2001 to 2012. He also served as a member of the Board of Land and Natural Resources for the State of Hawai‘i from 1981 to 1989. Mr. Ing has held an “av” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over twenty-five years and has been recognized in Super Lawyers® Hawaii, Chambers USA and Best Lawyers® Hawaii lists for his expertise in land use and regulatory law.

A member of the Hawai‘i Bar Association, Mr. Ing has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

  • University of Denver, J.D., 1974
  • University of Washington, B.S., 1966
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