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Want to defer capital gains taxes? Nancy Grekin actually wrote the book on 1031 Exchanges. (More)

Once General Counsel to Liberty House, Nancy has represented lessors and leesees in thousands of transations. (More)

There are 25 major areas of legal practice. Nancy focuses on a sub-category of one. She’s a specialist. (More)

The complexities of creating and obtaining regulatory approval to sell a condominium require a seasoned expert. (More)

Want to defer capital gains taxes? Nancy Grekin actually wrote the book on 1031 Exchanges. (More)

Once General Counsel to Liberty House, Nancy has represented lessors and leesees in thousands of transations. (More)

There are 25 major areas of legal practice. Nancy focuses on a sub-category of one. She’s a specialist. (More)

The complexities of creating and obtaining regulatory approval to sell a condominium require a seasoned expert. (More)

Nancy N. Grekin
P.O. Box 4294
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Voice: 808.778.7590
Fax: 815.642.0088
Electronic Mail:  nancy@grekinlaw.com

Education

B.B.A., With High Distinction, The University of Michigan, 1969

J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Michigan, 1976

Awards and Distinctions

Beta Gamma Sigma Business School Honorary Society
Order of the Coif
Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate) 2002-2013

Experience

2002-2012
Partner
McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon

1987- 2002
Shareholder and Director
Gerson, Grekin & Hieneman

1983 – 1987
Associate Attorney
Gerson & Boccuto
Honolulu, Hawaii

1979 – 1983
Associate Attorney
Carlsmith, Carlsmith, Wichman & Case (now Carlsmith Ball)
Honolulu, Hawaii

1976 – 1979
Associate Attorney
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone
Detroit, Michigan

Areas of Practice

Purchase and sale of real estate; condominium and subdivision development; entities, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies; purchase and sale of businesses; business, retail, hotel and restaurant acquisition, disposition and operations; alternative energy; high technology; commercial leasing; financing transactions; Section 1031 exchanges and business counseling.

Professional Organizations

American Bar Association (Former Group Chair: Practice Management Group; Member: Retail Leasing, Purchase and Sale of Property Committees)
1976 – Present

State Bar of Michigan (Inactive member)
1976 – Present

Hawaii State Bar Association
1979 – Present
Treasurer, 1998

Board of Directors, Real Property and Financial Services Section
Hawaii State Bar Association
1990 – Present
Chair, 1994

Publications

Contributing Author, Hawaii Conveyance Manual (2010)
“1031 Exchange Conveyancing”
“Trust Conveyancing”

Contributing Author, Hawaii Real Estate Manual (2008)
“Tax Considerations in the Purchase, Sale and Development of Real Estate”

Contributing Author, Limited Liability Company Manual (2003)

Newsletter of the Real Property and Financial Services Section
Editor, 1992 – 1994
“Act 50 Blues: Owner Occupant Overkill,” October 1992
“Build to Suit Exchanges,” October, 1995
“Update on Wittig v. Comm’r,” April, 1996
“Lawyers and the Internet,” April, 1996
“UPC and LLC Update,” January, 1997
“Everything you Always Wanted to Know about Viruses But Didn’t Know you Should Ask”, May, 2000
“How to Avoid Being Wounded in the Word Processing Wars”, July, 2000
“Extranets for Fun and Profit”, May, 2002

 

State Limited Liability Company and Partnership Laws — Hawaii LLC Guide (1997)
Aspen Law & Business, Michael A. Bamberger and Arthur J. Jacobson, Editors

“A Safe Harbor For Reverse Exchanges”, September, 2000, E-Dirt Newsletter of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association at http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/edirt/fall2000/page1c.html

“Like Kind Exchanges Under Code Section 1031”
CCH Incorporated, 2003, Second Edition, 2007

“How to Create an Electronic Closing Binder”, October, 2004, E-Dirt Newsletter of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association at http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/edirt/2004/2/Grekin.pdf

“Related Party Exchanges — An Exchange Enigma”
Probate and Property, July, 2005

“1031 Exchanges, Qualification and Planning”
Journal of Financial Services Professionals, January 2006

“Power to the Word Processing People”, February, 2006 eDirt Newsletter of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association at
http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/edirt/2006/1/Tech.pdf

“Stop Wasting Billable Time – Go Paperless”
Probate & Property, May/June, 2006

“Taming the E-Mail Monster”
eReport Newsletter of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association at http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/ereport/2007/3/Techarticle.shtml

“1031 Exchanges: Know Your Accommodator”
Probate & Property, November/December, 2007

“The Legal Reality of Virtual Real Property”
eReport Newsletter of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the American Bar Association at
http://www.abanet.org/rppt/publications/ereport/2007/6/Virtual_Grekin.html

Presentations and Seminars

July, 1991, “Amendments to Hawaii Uniform Commercial Code”
Legislative Update Seminar
Real Property and Financial Services Section of Hawaii State Bar Association

July, 1992, “1031 Exchanges”
Honolulu Society of Certified Public Accounts

1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1998, “Advanced Issues in 1031 Exchanges”
Law Seminars International

March, 1993, “Exchange with Nancy Grekin”
Hawaii CCIM Chapter

September, 1993, “The Ins & Outs of 1031 Exchanges”
Honolulu Board of Realtors

December, 1993, “Exchange Conveyancing”
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Convention

March, 1994, “Fundamentals of Real Property Conveyancing”
Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education

September, 1994, Moderator, “Title Insurance in Real Property Transactions”
Real Property and Financial Services Section of Hawaii State Bar Association

December, 1994, Program Co-Chair, “Dealing with Troubled Real Estate”
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Convention

July, 1995, “1031 Exchanges”
Hawaii Association of Public Accountants

October, 1995, “Hot Topics in Commercial Leasing”
Hawaii Chapter, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP)

July, 1996, “Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships”
Real Property and Financial Services Section, Hawaii State Bar Association

January, 1997, “Landing on the Right Foot (Real Estate)”
Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education

March, 1997, “Mergers of Limited Liability Companies and Other Entities”
Corporation and Securities Section, Hawaii State Bar Association

July, 1997, “Limited Liability Company Amendments and Reciprocal Beneficiaries Law”
Hawaii State Bar Association

May, 1998, “Basic Conveyancing”
Hawaii Institute for Continuing Legal Education

September, 1998, “Avoiding Malpractice (Real Estate)”
ANLIR and Hawaii State Bar Association

April, 1999, “Depyramiding of the Hawaii General Excise Tax”
IREC Hawaii Chapter

October, 1999, “Reporting Section 1031 Exchanges”
National Association of Tax Practitioners Hawaii Chapter

October, 1999, “Internet for Dummies: Demystifying HTML”
Hawaii State Bar Association

February, 2000 and May, 2001, “Hawaii Like Kind Real Estate Exchanges”
Lorman Educational Services

March, 2000, “Practicing Law in the Ether”
Real Property Probate and Trust Section of the American Bar Association

September, 2000, “Internet Tools and Research for Legal Professionals in Hawaii”
Lorman Educational Services

September, 2001, “Nuts and Bolts of Conveyancing”
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Convention

March, 2002, “Paperless Office and Document Assembly”
Hawaii State Bar Association

March, 2002
“No Visible Paper Lines: The Paperless Office”
“Document Assembly 2002”
American Bar Association TechShow

April, 2002|
“Essentials of Office and Retail Leases in Hawaii”
National Business Institute

April, 2002
“The Paperless Transaction”
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section Spring Symposium,
American Bar Association

July, 2002
“Fine Tuning the Legal Paper Flow Process”
National Bar Association Annual Meeting

July, 2002
“The Virtual Lawyer – Practicing Law on the Net Without the Net”
American Bar Association Annual Meeting

September, 2002
“Paperless Transactions” and “Document Automation”
Kauai and Maui Bars

October, 2002
“Commercial Leases”
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Convention

April, 2003
“Document Assembly 2003”
“Mission Impossible: Balancing What Lawyers Need with What they Think They Want”
American Bar Association TechShow

September, 2003
“The Essentials of Retail and Office Leasing”
National Business Institute

January, 2004
“Section 1031 Exchanges of Investment Properties in Hawaii”
National Business Institute

January, 2004
“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly – What’s All the Fuss About Act 221 Movie Deals”
Hawaii Venture Capital Association

March, 2004
“The Electronic Transaction From A to Z – Tools for Doing the Deal On-Line”
“The Electronic Transaction From A to Z – Closing the Deal without Leaving Your Office”
American Bar Association TechShow

May, 2004
“Related Party Exchanges”
Tax Section Spring Meeting, American Bar Association

September, 2004
“Section 1031 Exchanges – Basic Course”
“Section 1031 Exchanges – Advanced Course”
“Is Technology a Lodestone or a Millstone to Good Practice Skills”
“Tenant in Common Interests in Section 1031 Exchanges”
Joint Meeting of American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust and Tax Sections

October, 2004
“The Paperless Office – The Paperless Transaction”
Hawaii State Bar Association Annual Meeting

January, 2005
“Exchanges Under Code Sec. 1031”
American Bar Association Teleconference

March, 2005
“The Paperless Office”
“Document Assembly 2005”
American Bar Association TechShow

April, 2005
“How to Create an Electronic Closing Binder”
“Document Assembly 2005”
Spring Symposia
Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, American Bar Association

September, 2005
“Wide (Sometimes Weird) World of 1031 Rulings and Cases”
Joint Meeting of American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Trust and Tax Sections

January, 2006
“Bulletproofing Like-Kind Exchanges Under Code Sec. 1031”
CCH Incorporated Teleconference Seminar

April, 2006
“Managing Microsoft: Word Challenges (And Solutions for Them)”
“Your Inbox Spilleth Over? E-Mail Management Strategies That Work”
American Bar Association TechShow

October, 2006
“Stop Wasting Billable Time – Go Paperless”
Joint Fall Meeting of the Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association

December, 2006
“Exchanges Under Code Sec. 1031”
CCH Incorporated Teleconference Seminar

July, 2007
“The Paperless Office: How to Tame the Paper Dragon”
Hawaii State Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Technology Conference

July, 2007
“Power Coding: How to Use the Advanced Features of Word to Empower Your Office”
Hawaii State Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Technology Conference

September, 2007
“Know Your Accommodator”
“Is This Exchange Agreement OK to Sign”
Joint Fall Meeting of the Sections of Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law of the American Bar Association

November, 2009
“Commercial Lease Issues in a Down Economy”
Sterling Education Services

October, 2011
“Limited Liability Company Manual”
Hawaii State Bar Association

May, 2012
“Structuring and Documenting Section 1031 Exchanges”
CCH Incorporated

June 2012
“Tame the E-Mail Monster”
“Go Paperless”
Hawaii State Bar Association Solo Practitioner Conference