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Michael J. O'Malley - Honolulu, HI

999 Bishop StreetSuite 1600 Honolulu, HI 96813

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Updated: 05/05/2023

Honolulu Organization and Governance Lawyer


Mike helps clients in their initial organization, structuring and business dealings. He also represents clients in mergers and acquisitions, capital and other financings, and regulatory compliance.

Mike regularly counsels clients on tax planning matters and in proceedings before tax authorities. He also works with clients on corporate governance and fiduciary duties.

Mike served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal on Legislation and was a teaching assistant at Harvard Law School...

About Michael J. O'Malley

Practice Areas

  • Organization and Governance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Business Transactions
  • Tax
  • Commercial Contracts

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • Hawaii, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1984
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii, 1982
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1984

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association [Corporations and Securities and Taxation Sections, Member]
  • Friends of Family Specialty Courts (President and Director)
  • Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children (Director )
  • Oahu Economic Development Board (Director)


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1981
    Honors: Teaching Assistant
  • Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, California, 1977
    Honors: summa cum laude

Past Positions

  • McCorriston Miho Miller Mukai, Honolulu, Hawaii, Partner, 1994 - 1999
  • Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, Honolulu, Hawaii, Partner, 1987 to 1994, 2008-present
  • Dewey Ballantine, Associate, 1982 - 1985
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director, 2000 - 2008

Pro Bono Activities

  • Jas. W. Glover Holding Co., Ltd., Board of Directors
  • Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, Trustee
  • Friends of Family Specialty Courts, President and Director

Classes and Seminars

  • Tax, Corporate, M&A, Exempt Organizations, Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants Corporate Seminars, 1986-Present
  • Speaker, Hawaii Tax Institute


Other Sources of Feedback About Michael J. O'Malley

Included on the 2023 Hawaii list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Hawaii Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Hawaii Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael J. O'Malley on Super Lawyers


  • Martindale-Hubbell 2022 AV Preeminent Attorney Award – Judicial Edition
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year in Honolulu, 2012, 2015-2017, 2019-2020
  • Chambers USA, 2020-2021
  • Super Lawyers, 2020-2021
  • Volunteer of the Year, Association of Hawaiian Civil Clubs, 1987
  • Best Lawyers in Hawaii, 2023
  • Top Lawyers in Hawaii 2023

Representative Clients

  • Classic Resorts, Inc.
  • Hawaii Association of Realtors
  • Kamakura Corporation
  • St. Francis Healthcare Systems
  • Aloha Care

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Office Information


999 Bishop StreetSuite 1600 Honolulu, HI 96813


  • (808) 547-5880

Accepts Credit Cards




  • Hawaii Sales (General Excise) & Use Taxes, American Bar Association Handbook on Sales and Use Taxes, 1987 - Present
  • Co-author, Hawaii Chapter, ABA Real Property Tax Deskbook

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