Jean Kent Campbell

Attorney Awards


Jean Campbell's experience in real property transactions runs the gamut from large hotel developments, residential apartment buildings and office buildings to large agricultural and development acreage. Her practice covers acquisition and sale, permitting and land use, subdivision and condominium development, commercial leases and conservation easements. Campbell was appointed to the City and County of Honolulu Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission, and is on the board of directors of the Historic Hawaii Foundation.

Representative Transactions

• Negotiation and closing of $12 million purchase of 4,800 acres of agricultural land in Kau, including operating macadamia nut orchards (2010)

• Sale of Waikiki office building for $28 million (2007)

Real property acquisition and sale

• Negotiate and draft purchase and sale documents, and conduct due diligence investigations into title matters, permitting, access and water supply issues as well as endangered species and other environmental matters

• Coordinate with surveyors, environmental consultants and title companies, interact with federal, state and county agencies in various entitlement and permitting matters

• Post-closing matters and project management

Permitting and Land Use

• State and country entitlements review and permitting issues including various development permits, public access and water permitting

Subdivision and condominium development

• On residential, resort, agricultural and industrial properties

• Conceptualize and draft project declarations, disclosure documents, brokerage agreements, sales documents, and association bylaws

• Work with utility companies to provide services to the properties, working with State of Hawaii Real Estate Commission on various condominium and real estate broker issues, incorporate homeowners' associations, train and work with sales staff, and handle matters related to conveying lots and apartments to purchasers

Commercial leases

• Negotiate and draft a variety of commercial lease documents on behalf of both landlords and tenants

Conservation easements

• Obtain or donate conservation easements for agricultural or conservation properties


• City and County of Honolulu Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission

• Historic Hawaii Foundation


"Where's the Beach?: Drawing a Line in the Sand to Determine Shoreline Property Boundaries in the United States and the Resulting Conflict Between Public and Private Interests." He Mau Moolelo Kanawai o ka Aina series, Summer 2000.

Past Positions

• Carlsmith Ball LLP
- Partner (2007-2010)
- Associate (2000-2007)

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Real property transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
866-877-0712  Phone
808-523-9000  Phone
808-533-4184  Fax
Year of First Admission:
2004, Hawaii
Hawaii State Bar Association.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

3.5/5.0 (2 reviews)
Peer Reviewed
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Honolulu, Hawaii

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