Malia S.L. DayChang Iwamasa LLP focuses its practice on commercial real estate, finance and business transactions.
Malia S. L. Day is a Partner with Chang Iwamasa LLP, practicing in the area of real estate transactions with an emphasis in commercial real estate purchases and sales, real estate development and finance, commercial leasing, and business transactions.
Since joining the firm in 2013, Ms. Day has been rated by Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2013, 2014, 2015), a select group of lawyers who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. She was a 2015 Fellow of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association’s Leadership Institute, and serves as an ongoing member of its Advisory Council.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Day practiced for eight years in civil and real estate litigation and real estate transactional law. Before that, she served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Dexter D. Del Rosario (ret.) of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of the State of Hawai‘i.
Ms. Day was awarded her J.D., summa cum laude, in 2004 from the William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawai‘i) after obtaining her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. She served as the Managing and Directing Editor for the University of Hawai‘i Law Review and published The Strict Products Liability Sleeper in Hawai‘i: Toward Exclusion of the “Unreasonably Dangerous” Standard, 26 U. HAW. L. REV. 143 (2003). Ms. Day is licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts of the State of Hawai‘i. She is a member of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association, and of its Real Property and Financial Services Section and completed basic mediation training with The Mediation Center of the Pacific.
Active in the community, Ms. Day serves on the Board of Directors of Harris Preschool, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, as a volunteer Arbitrator for the Court Annexed Arbitration Program of the Circuit Court of the First Circuit of the State of Hawai‘i, and as a volunteer Attorney with Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i. Formerly, she was privileged to serve as a Lawyer Delegate to the United States District Court Judicial Conference (2015-2017 term), and as a pro bono Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i from 2006 to 2011. Malia enjoys reading, and, most of all, activities with her two keiki.