Thomas J. Berger


Thomas Berger represents financial institutions, private companies, and individuals in a wide range of litigation involving debt collection and real property. He also represents private companies with liquor licensing, business formation, corporate governance, and government relations.

His work includes routinely advising financial institutions and creditors on state collection strategies including foreclosures, execution sales, attachment, and discovery. Mr. Berger also has substantial litigation experience representing creditors in the recovery of money and personal property fraudulently transferred by debtors.

Prior to joining Watanabe Ing, Mr. Berger practiced civil litigation with a Honolulu law firm, where he worked on bid protest work, including some of the largest concession contracts in the state, and represented clients in evictions in every county in the State of Hawai‘i.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Berger clerked for the Honorable Judge Richard Bissen, Jr. at the Second Judicial Circuit of Hawai‘i on the Island of Maui. While attending law school, Mr. Berger worked as an extern for the Honorable Judge Richard Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  • Washington College of Law (American University), J.D. (2008)
  • William S. Richardson School of Law, Visiting Student (2008)
  • University of Hawaii, Business Administration/Finance (2005)
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