The Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang, LLLC has a team of experienced attorneys, legal assistants, and collection assistants (collectors).

Here is background information about the attorneys who are part of our team:

* MARVIN S. C. DANG

Managing Member of Firm
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Practice areas

  • Creditors’ rights
  • Collections (representing creditors)
  • Foreclosures (representing creditors)
  • Legislation
  • Lobbying
  • Government relations
  • Real estate
  • Estate planning
  • Probate
  • Business
  • Bankruptcy (representing creditors)

Admitted

  • Hawaii, 1978

Education

  • George Washington University, J.D., 1978
  • University of Hawaii, B.A., 1974

Associations & memberships

  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA)
  • ACA International
  • National Association of Realtors, Hawaii Association of Realtors, Honolulu Board of Realtors
  • Hawaii Financial Services Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Biographical details
State Representative, Hawaii State House of Representatives, 1982-1984.
Per diem hearings officer, Hawaii State Judiciary’s Administrative Drivers License Revocation Office, 1991-1995.

Background
As a lawyer since 1978, Marvin Dang is experienced with creditors’ rights, collections, foreclosures, legislation, lobbying, government relations, mortgage lending, and real estate law.

Mr. Dang has been quoted in various news media about foreclosures, collections, identity theft, money transmitters, financial literacy, real estate law, and various legislative topics. These media include the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (and previously the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin), the Pacific Business News, and KGMB TV news.

He started the Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang in 1981.

During the 1980s, Mr. Dang was a legislator in the Hawaii State House of Representatives and was elected as an Assistant Minority Floor Leader. He was a member of the following House committees: Education; Higher Education & the Arts; Agriculture; Water, Land Use Development & Hawaiian Affairs; Energy, Ecology & Environmental Protection; and Ocean & Marine Resources.

During the 1980s and 1990s, Mr. Dang was Senior Vice President & General Counsel for an FDIC-insured Hawaii financial services loan company. He was responsible for governmental affairs and regulations, community relations, and compliance for the financial institution.

Mr. Dang is currently a registered lobbyist in the State of Hawaii. He has represented clients on a wide range of legislative issues including: financial institutions, foreclosures, mortgage loan originators, money transmitters, lending, collections, foreclosures, real estate, financial literacy, identity theft, and accounting.

From 2010 through 2012, Mr. Dang was the Vice Chair of the Hawaii Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force. He was the acting Chair in 2011. The Task Force was created by Act 162 (2010 Hawaii Session Law).

Mr. Dang is on the Board of Directors of the Collection Law Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; he is the immediate past Chair of the Section and he had served as Chair for seven years.  Mr. Dang is a member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA) and, beginning in 2015, he is NARCA’s Parliamentarian (an Officer position).  He is also a member of the ACA International (formerly known as American Collectors Association).

Mr. Dang currently serves on the Hawaii State Judiciary’s Committee on District Court Rules and Forms. He had been appointed to that position by the Chief Justice of the Hawaii Supreme Court.

In 2005, the President of the Hawaii State Senate appointed Mr. Dang to the Hawaii Anti-Phishing Task Force, which focused on identity theft issues. Mr. Dang was appointed in 2006 by the Senate President to the Hawaii Identity Theft Task Force, and he was elected as Vice-Chair of that Task Force.

In 2016, Mr. Dang was elected as Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Senior Lawyers Division (which has about 64,000 members) for 2016-2017 and he serves on the Division’s Executive Committee; in 2017-2018 he will automatically move up to Chair-elect, and in 2018-2019 he will be Chair of the Division.  For the ABA’s Solo, Small Firm, & General Practice Division, Mr. Dang was elected in 2008 as a Council Member-at-Large for a four year term.

The President of the American Bar Association appointed Mr. Dang in 2016 to the Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession.  Other ABA Presidents have appointed Mr. Dang to the Council of the Fund for Justice & Education, the Standing Committee on Publishing Oversight, the Coalition for Justice, and the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services.

For three years, Mr. Dang was on the Board of Directors of the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute. In 2000, he was appointed by the American Bar Association President to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Group and Prepaid Legal Services.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Hawaii Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Mr. Dang obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from George Washington University Law School.  He was elected in 2013 to the Board of Directors of the George Washington Law Alumni Association for a three year term; he was re-elected to the Board in 2016 and serves on the Board’s Executive Committee.

He earned his B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a graduate of Punahou High School in Honolulu.

Mr. Dang is listed in Who’s Who in American Law.

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Here are the profiles and practice areas of the other attorneys with our law firm:

* JASON M. OLIVER obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. He received his B.A. degree in history from the University of Redlands in California. Mr. Oliver is a graduate of Punahou High School in Honolulu. His practice areas include:  creditors’ rights, collections, foreclosures, civil litigation, and appeals.

* SUMMER S. OKADA earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. She was an editor on the Loyola Law School International and Comparative Law Review. Ms. Okada received her B.A. degree in Biology and Womens’ Studies from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She graduated from high school at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu. Her practice areas include: real estate law, foreclosures, mortgage lending, estate planning, probate, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy law, and legislation.

* PAUL T. HOLTROP received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Holtrop was a Staff Attorney with the Hawaii State House of Representatives. Mr. Holtrop was the Chair of the Manoa Neighborhood Board, is a member of the Palolo Neighborhood Board, and is on the Board of Directors of the Ala Wai Watershed Association. His practice areas include:  creditors’ rights, collections, civil litigation, legislation, and lobbying.

* RENEE M. FURUTA obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Ms. Furuta received a B.A. degree in English from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She graduated from Pearl City High School. Her practice areas include: creditors’ rights, collections, and civil litigation.

* AMY JACKSON earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Ms. Jackson received her B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. She graduated from Kamehameha Schools. Her practice areas include: foreclosures, creditors’ rights, and civil litigation.

All attorneys with our firm are licensed to practice law in the State of Hawaii and are members of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

The Law Offices of Marvin S. C. Dang, LLLC assists local, national, and global clients
on matters throughout the State of Hawaii.