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FRANCIS L. JUNG
Frank received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Dayton; his Juris Doctor degree cum laude from the New England School of Law in Boston where he served as a member of the Editorial Board of the New England Law Review; and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School. Mr. Jung has vast knowledge and experience in International Trade and Antitrust Law. In 1980, Mr. Jung was nominated by President Carter as a Member of the United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission and served in that position under both Presidents Carter and Reagan. Mr. Jung adjudicated claims filed by U.S. citizens and corporations against both the Peoples Republic of China and the German Democratic Republic.
Mr. Jung is licensed in Hawaii, a founding member of Jung & Vassar and has 46 years of experience in Washington, D.C. and Hawaii as a lawyer in the fields of business litigation, real estate development, international law, corporate law, and civil law.
THOMAS W. VASSAR
Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland where he majored in Chinese, and his Juris Doctor degree from the American University, Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Mr. Vassar has 39 years of experience, is licensed and practices in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Hawaii in the fields of business law, business litigation, international law, corporate law and real estate.
Mr. Vassar’s experience includes drafting and negotiation of joint venture and related agreements in connection with corporate development in and with the People’s Republic of China, real estate contracts, commercial and residential leases, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formation and operations, business acquisitions, business negotiations, intellectual property law, trademark law and computer software law.
Mr. Vassar manages the Washington, D.C. office of Jung & Vassar.
DAVID HARRISON LAWTON
David received his Bachelor of Science in Hotel-Restaurant/Institutional Management from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California.
Before entering private practice Mr. Lawton served as the law clerk to the Honorable Judge Ronald Ibarra in the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, Kona Division. Mr. Lawton focuses on the following legal counseling areas in Hawaii, civil litigation, real property disputes, commercial landlord-tenant, and contract law.
Mr. Lawton is admitted to practice before all Hawaii and California state courts, as well as being admitted and having argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court, Central District of California, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, and the U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii. Mr. Lawton has also successfully appeared before the U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Arizona and Nevada.
CAROL MONAHAN JUNG
Ms. Jung managed the Washington, D. C. office of the Philadelphia based firm of Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish & Kauffman and thereafter acted as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the National Democratic Committee in Washington, D.C. She received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in 1992 from the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and her Juris Doctor degree in 1997 from the Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University. She served as the law clerk to the Honorable Judge Ronald Ibarra in the Circuit Court of the Third Circuit, Kona Division between 1998 and 2003.
Ms. Jung is admitted to practice law in Utah and Hawaii and has 16 years of experience as a real estate and business litigation lawyer in Hawaii.
Ms. Jung’s experience includes drafting and negotiation of real estate contracts, commercial and residential leases, management contracts, corporate, partnership and limited liability company formation and operations, business acquisitions, and business negotiations, as well as experience as a real estate and business litigation lawyer in Hawaii.
EMIL ANTHONY MACASINAG
Emil graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. In 2007 he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Marymount University, Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He began his practice as an environmental attorney with The Gallagher Law Group in Los Angeles. While there, he represented governmental entities in litigation concerning the former B.F. Goodrich Superfund Site in San Bernardino County, California and the Leviathan Mine Superfund Site in Alpine County, California. In 2012, he joined the Los Angeles office of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman as a Senior Associate; and was elevated to Senior Counsel the following year. While at WSHB, he handled environmental, toxic tort, and commercial matters in California, Oregon, Washington, Florida, and New Jersey.
Mr. Macasinag’s experience includes contractual disputes, business torts, personal injury and property damage, and environmental pollution cases.
Mr. Macasinag is licensed in Hawaii and California. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii as well as the Central, Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of California.