Ms. Winter has over 15 years of experience in the areas of real property, finance and business law.

Karen M. Winter



Direct Line: (808) 521-0512


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Practice Areas: Commercial Law GroupReal Estate Group


Education: University of Hawaii at Manoa, William S. Richardson School of Law J.D. 2005 (valedictorian); University of California at San Diego B.A. 2001 (magna cum laude)


Admitted to Practice: Hawaii 2005

Professional/Civic Activities: Member of the Hawaii State Bar Association and the Real Property and Financial Services Section.


Karen M. Winter is a partner in the firm and concentrates her practice in the areas of real property, finance and business law.


Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Ms. Winter served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Ronald T. Y. Moon of the Hawaii Supreme Court. While pursuing her law degree, Ms. Winter served as an outside articles editor of the University of Hawaii Law Review. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Carl K. Mirikitani, Jr. Valedictory Prize (2005), Michael P. Porter Dean’s Scholastic Award (2004 & 2005), the Dean’s Scholar Award (2004), Rush Moore Craven Sutton Morry & Beh Award (2003), and the American Jurisprudence Awards in Torts I and Torts II, Civil Procedure II, Race, Culture & Law, Second-Year Seminar, and Sales. Ms. Winter co-authored a law review article entitled Contextual Strict Scrutiny with Professor Eric K. Yamamoto and Carly Minner (Howard Law Journal, 2006) and authored a law review article entitled Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Slater and Concrete Works of Colorado, Inc. v. City of Denver: Breathing Life into Croson’s Passive Participant Model (University of Hawaii Law Review, 2005).

Ms. Winter was born in Tokyo, Japan, and speaks fluent Japanese. She received her secondary school education from Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawaii.