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Yamaguchi, Kelsey S.

Five Waterfront Plaza, 4th Floor500 Ala Moana BoulevardHonolulu, HI 96813-4989
Phones: 808-529-7300
Fax: 808-524-8293
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Kelsey S. Yamaguchi is an associate in the firm’s transactional department.  Her practice focuses primarily on immigration and naturalization, real estate development and financing, conveyancing, land use and entitlements, and corporate and securities law.

Born and raised in Kailua, O'ahu, Mrs. Yamaguchi graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts with a bachelor of arts degree in history and archaeology.  Mrs. Yamaguchi then attended the...

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Kelsey S. Yamaguchi is an associate in the firm’s transactional department.  Her practice focuses primarily on immigration and naturalization, real estate development and financing, conveyancing, land use and entitlements, and corporate and securities law.

Born and raised in Kailua, O'ahu, Mrs. Yamaguchi graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts with a bachelor of arts degree in history and archaeology.  Mrs. Yamaguchi then attended the University of Hawai'i, William S. Richardson School of Law ("Richardson").  She received awards for achieving the highest grades in Constitutional Law I, Environmental Law, Immigration Law, and Land Use Management & Control.  As a member of Richardson's Native American Moot Court Team, Mrs. Yamaguchi won Second Place Best Team with partner Jordan K. Inafuku at the National Native American Moot Court Competition in 2014.  Mrs. Yamaguchi also served as the co-managing editor for the law review, the treasurer of Advocates for Public Interest Law, and a tutor for Richardson's Ulu Lehua Program.  In 2015, Mrs. Yamaguchi graduated summa cum laude from Richardson.

Following law school, Mrs. Yamaguchi clerked for the Honorable Michael D. Wilson, Associate Justice of the Hawai'i Supreme Court. 

The firm hired Mrs. Yamaguchi as a summer associate in 2013 and 2014 before she started as an associate.

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Practice Areas
Immigration and NaturalizationReal EstateLand UseCorporate
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Hawaii, 2015
Pro Bono Activities
Office of Environmental Quality Control, Pro Bono Volunteer
Past Positions
Hawai'i Supreme Court, Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael D. WilsonHawai'i Intermediate Court of Appeals, Judicial Extern to the Honorable Lisa M. GinozaOffice of Mazie K. Hirono, United States House of Representatives, Research & Media Assistant
Education
University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2015
J.D.
Honors: summa cum laude
Honors: George C. Munro Award for Environmental Law
Law Review: University of Hawai'i Law Review, Co-Managing Editor
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 2011
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Witherby Prize for Excellence in Archaeology
Kailua High School, Kailua, Hawaii
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
Five Waterfront Plaza, 4th Floor500 Ala Moana BoulevardHonolulu, HI 96813-4989
Phone
808-529-7300
Fax
808-524-8293
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