Ms. Sharkey concentrates her practice in the areas of real estate, taxation and business & commercial law. She represents businesses in wide-ranging commercial matters including acquisitions and sales of real estate and business, development and leasing. Ms. Sharkey also advises businesses and individuals as to state and federal tax issues. She is licensed (inactive) as a certified public accountant in Hawai’i and California.
She is a former summer clerk to the Honorable Marie N. Milks of the First Circuit Court of Hawai’i. She is licensed in the U.S. District Court, District of Hawai’i and Central District of California and in State courts in Hawai’i and California.
Ms. Sharkey is a co-author of the “Doing Business In Hawaii” section of the Doing Business in…Handbook 2008 and 2010, published by the Practical Law Company (PLC) in association with Lex Mundi. She is a co-author of the "State, County and Other Regulatory Issues; Lease Alternatives; Agricultural, State and Federal Lands Leases" chapter of the Hawaii Real Estate Manual, Volume IV, published in 2013 by the Hawaii State Bar Association.
She is a former Director on the Board of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and currently serves as a Board member on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Hawai‘i Women’s Legal Foundation. She is a past president for the Hawai‘i Women Lawyers.
Lauren Sharkey is an "AV" rated attorney, possessing the highest level of skill and integrity by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory. She is also recognized by Super Lawyers (2011-2013) and Best Lawyers In America (2013-2017). In 2016, Lauren Sharkey was selected for membership to America's Top 100 Attorneys by America's Top 100 LLC.
AREAS OF EMPHASIS:
Real Estate; Business and Commercial Law; Taxation
State of Hawai‘i
U.S. District Court, District of Hawai‘i
State of California (inactive)
EDUCATION:B.B.A., University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1990
J.D., Pepperdine University, 1997