Wagner, Choi & Verbrugge - Chuck C. ChoiundefinedAttorney Profile:  Chuck C. Choi (Partner)
Direct Line: (808) 533-1877 ext. 2

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745 Fort Street, Suite 1900
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

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Practice Areas:  Mr. Choi’s practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in creditor workouts, bankruptcy, and commercial disputes.  Mr. Choi has represented debtors in chapter 11, 13, and 7 cases, and successfully confirmed the debtor's plan of reorganization in In re Pomare, Ltd. (dba Hilo Hattie), and In re Azabu, Inc., a Japanese corporation and then owner of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa.  Mr. Choi served as creditor committee counsel in prominent chapter 11 reorganizations such as In re M Waikiki LLC, CHA Hawaii LLC et al. (Hawaii Medical Center II), In re E.R.T. Sales of Hawaii dba Price Buster, CHA Hawaii LLC, et al. (Hawaii Medical Center), Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. II, Crazy Shirts, Inc., Liberty House, Inc.  From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Choi practiced in the corporate reorganization groups of national law firms in their Los Angeles offices.

Bar Admission:  Born Seoul, Korea, January 20, 1961; admitted to bar, 1988, California (inactive); 1995, Hawaii.

Education: University of Hawaii (B.A., Economics, 1983); Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1988).  Member and Research Editor, Southwestern University Law Review.  Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts, Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Wills & Trusts, Land Use Planning and Control.  Internship for the Honorable Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988.

Membership: Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Bankruptcy Bar Association, American Bar Association, American Bankruptcy Institute.

Professional Activities and Awards:  Listed in “Best Lawyers in America”.  Listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in Hawaii” by Honolulu Magazine in the area of bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights law.  Possesses highest “AV” Preeminent rating, by his peers, as reported by Martindale Hubbell.  Listed Chambers & Partners, Leading Firms and Leading Individuals.  Past Vice President and Director of the Bankruptcy Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.  Mediator, Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Panel established by the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Hawaii.  Speaker at various commercial bankruptcy seminars presented by Bankruptcy Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association.  Director and Past President of the Korean American Bar Association Hawaii. 

Civic & Public Service Activities:  Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services from the State Bar of California.  Volunteer for Volunteer Legal Services Hawaii.

Languages: Korean (conversational).

 

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