Bart W. Howk


Bart W. Howk


Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Phone: (808) 523-9000
Fax: (808) 533-4184
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Bart W. Howk is a Partner at Bays Lung Rose Holma.  Mr. Howk concentrates his practice in business and real-estate transactions.  He assists clients enter into productive business deals while minimizing risk.  Mr. Howk’s practice includes business organizations, real-estate purchases and sales, mergers and acquisitions, leases, condominiums, real-estate development, and financing.

Representative Transactions

  • Purchase of 3,500 acres of Parker Ranch land on the Island of Hawaii
  • General business and real-estate counsel for subfranchisor of national coffee chain for entire State of Hawaii
  • Negotiation of lease for the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor
  • Purchase of multi-tenant shopping center in Waikiki, Island of Oahu
  • Sale of 550 acres in Waikele, Island of Oahu
  • Development and leasing of 500-acre project in Kalaeloa, Island of Oahu
  • Commercial mortgage-backed security (CMBS) refinancing involving complex interlinking transactions
  • Representation of developer of 65-acre development on the Island of Hawaii in acquiring, developing, and administrating the project
  • Representation of Japanese tourist company in various business negotiations and transactions, including publishing magazines, selling tour activities, renting trolleys, providing loyalty card rewards, and selling advertisements
  • Negotiation of agreements in connection with providing recreational sailing tours and catamaran cruises in Waikiki
  • Sale of a partial ownership interest in company for $138,000,000
  • Handling all transfers of ownership interests of business entities across the United States for one of the largest healthcare-management companies in the nation

Seminars/Panel Discussions

  • Limited Liability Companies (National Business Institute 2015)
  • Advanced Issues in Real Estate (National Business Institute 2015)
  • Avoiding Ethical and Malpractice Pitfalls, HSBA Annual Convention, 2014
  • Legal Ethics in Construction Law (Lorman Education Services 2012 & 2013)
  • Co-Host, 760 KGU: The Fives of Hawaii Business (2011–2012)


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Paul M. Spinden, Western District Court of Appeals of Missouri, 2006–2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Hawaii Society of Business Professionals, Director 2015–2017, President Elect 2016–2017
  • Hawaii State Bar Foundation, Director 2013–2014, Secretary 2013–2014
  • Young Lawyers Division, Director 2013–2014, Secretary 2014
  • Hawaii State Bar Association Leadership Institute Fellow, 2011–2012


  • Landshark Invitational Surf Competition, Open Novice Division, 1st Place 2011, 3rd Place 2010
  • Trumpet player, jazz, reggae, soul, funk
Areas of Practice
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Business Transactions
Bar Admissions
  • Hawaii, 2010
  • Kansas, 2006
  • Missouri, 2007
  • University of Kansas School of Law
    J.D. - 2006
    Kansas Law Review
  • University of Kansas School of Business
    M.B.A. - 2006