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About Us

Terry Lee and Ernie Martin have been serving the Honolulu area for decades. With proven success, our firm delivers innovative, responsive cost-effective representation of the highest standards.  

We have extensive business experience which allows us to bring a unique perspective to our legal practice. Terry co-founded several successful businesses in Hawaii, including the world-famous Roy's Restaurants ( Terry has served and currently serves as a director of several large Hawaii companies, including Gentry Pacific, Inc. (land ownership and investments) and Roy's Holdings, Inc. (the owner of Roy's Restaurants in Hawaii). Effective July 1, 2015 through December 13, 2020, Terry served as a member of the board of directors (appointed by the Honolulu City Council) that governs the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) and was Vice Chairman. HART is a semi-autonomous public transit authority responsible for the planning and construction of the City's fixed guideway rail system. The capital costs of the initial 20 mile portion of the rail system is estimated to cost over $10 billion, exclusive of financing costs.


Lee & Martin's clients range from large institutional investment entities to small “mom and pop” business owners, and everything in between.  The firm’s philosophy and mission is to assist anyone who has a need for legal services where we believe our capabilities enable us to provide this assistance in an efficient and cost-effective manner, whether the client is big or small.

Our considerable community involvement includes Ernie's prior service as Chairman of the Honolulu City Council, and Chairman of the Board of Pacific Gateway Center. Currently, Ernie serves as a member of Move Oahu Forward, Abilities Unlimited, and Wahiawa Lions Club. 

With Lee & Martin, LLLP, you should expect insightful, cost-effective real estate and business counseling, well-informed by local community and governmental knowledge. Our success is built not just on superior legal skills, but our ability to leverage the insights we have gained from our own experience starting and running companies, and community engagement. We understand what investors and business people need from their lawyers to exploit opportunities, reduce risk, and to get deals done on favorable terms. 

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