Seth T. Buckley

Chang Iwamasa LLP focuses its practice on commercial real estate, finance and business transactions.
Malia S.L. Day

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Chang Iwamasa LLP
55 Merchant Street Suite 2800
Honolulu, HI 96813

Seth T. Buckley is an Associate at Chang Iwamasa LLP, whose areas of practice include corporate and real estate with an emphasis in corporate formation, real estate development, and non-profit organizations. Mr. Buckley obtained an M.B.A., magna cum laude, in 2008 from Chaminade University and a J.D., cum laude, in 2010 from the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i. While in law school, he served as a staff and executive editor of the Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal.

Mr. Buckley has extensive Asia-Pacific experience, with legal studies at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Buckley also worked for law firms in Australia and China, where he advised clients on matters relating to foreign direct investment and published various articles on Chinese commercial law and practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Buckley served as a Law Clerk for the Honorable Robert J. Faris and Honorable Lloyd King for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Hawai‘i.  Thereafter, he was an Associate at Carlsmith Ball LLP, where he concentrated his practice on corporate and cross-border transactions, entity formation, real estate development, and non-profit organizations. 

Mr. Buckley is licensed to practice law in all federal and state courts in the State of Hawai‘i and is a member of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Manoa Valley Theatre and volunteers as an organizational consultant for various non-profit organizations in Hawai‘i.