Andrew V. Beaman : Partner
E-mail Address: abeaman@chunkerr.com

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Areas of Practice
Mr. Beaman has substantial experience in the areas of business, commercial and real estate litigation, including bankruptcy and labor litigation. Mr. Beaman has also represented corporations, partnerships, government agencies and individual clients in real estate transactions and other matters. Representative clients of Mr. Beaman include Shinsei Bank, Limited, and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

* Litigation
* Real Estate and Finance
* Business Transactions & Organizations

Education
Mr. Beaman received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Simon’s Rock College in 1978 and earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.

Professional Activities
* Lead Counsel – Matters for which Mr. Beaman has acted as lead counsel include: Actions for attachment of an office building in Honolulu to satisfy a foreign judgment; litigation against title insurance companies; foreclosures of various commercial properties; litigation involving enforcement of protective covenants, conditions and restrictions; and negotiation of commercial transactions, leases, development agreements and related project documentation.

* Mediator/Arbitrator – Mr. Beaman has extensive experience in the fields of mediation and arbitration, including acting as an arbitrator in securities and other commercial matters.

* Educator – Mr. Beaman taught law-related courses at the University of Michigan and has given several lectures on a variety of topics in various CLE programs. He currently serves as an adjunct professor of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.

* Peer Recognition – Mr. Beaman has been awarded the “AV” rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, is listed in Hawaii’s “Super Lawyers,” and received recognition as a 2013 Local Litigation Star in Benchmark Litigation.

Memberships
Mr. Beaman is a member of the Hawaii State and American Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in all federal and state courts in Hawaii and in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Reported Cases

Douglas Leone, et al. vs. County of Maui, 2012 WL 2368813 (D. Haw. 2012)

Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation v. Charo’s Corporation, 2007 WL 2106235 (D. Haw. 2007)

UFJ Bank Limited v. Ieda and Lots Wako, Inc., 109 Haw. 137, 123 P.3d 1232 (Haw. 2005)

Western Sunview Properties, LLC v. Federman, 338 F. Supp.2d 1106 (D. Haw. 2004)

Shoppe v. Gucci America, Inc., 94 Haw. 368, 14 P.3d 1049 (Haw. 2000)

Wayland Lum Const., Inc. v. Kaneshige, 90 Haw. 417, 978 P.2d 855 (Haw. 1999)

Morisada Corp. v. Beidas, 939 F. Supp. 732 (D. Haw. 1995)

Brooks v. Minn, 73 Haw. 556, 836 P.2d 1081 (Haw. 1992)

Bank of Maui v. Estate Analysis, Inc. et al., 904 F.2d 470 (9th Cir. 1990)

Honolulu Waterfront Limited Partnership v. Aloha Tower Development Corporation, 692 F. Supp. 1230 (D. Haw. 1988), aff’d. 891 F.2d 295 (9th Cir. 1989)