SCOTT W. SETTLE
Member of the Firm
Scott W. Settle is a founding member of Yamamoto & Settle, a Hawaii-based law firm, and leads its Real Estate and Corporate Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in corporate and business transactions and real estate finance and development. He has significant experience with the development and financing of infrastructure and energy projects, subdivisions, condominiums, affordable and elderly housing, office buildings, shopping centers, resorts, master planned communities, commercial leasing, water rights and other development entitlements. Mr. Settle maintains an active license to practice in Hawaii, California and Washington, and represents developers and private equity groups conducting transactions throughout the western United States. Mr. Settle also represents lenders in real estate and other collateralized construction and permanent loan transactions, and he is experienced in low-income housing and other tax credit and bond financing structures.
Prior to forming Yamamoto & Settle, Mr. Settle served as in-house general counsel to a private developer that built several thousand residential units and developed over one million square feet of commercial space throughout California and Hawaii. He also served for several years as development director and asset manager for a Washington-based private lender and equity group that managed numerous commercial properties and other business assets throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Settle started his career in private practice at another prominent Honolulu-based real estate law firm, and has been practicing for over 20 years.
Mr. Settle received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economies from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988, and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1991. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association (1997 Chair of Business Law Section), the California State Bar Association, the Washington State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Settle is also a member of the Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute, Hawaii Developersí Council, American Wind Energy Association and Hawaii Renewable Energy Alliance. He is involved with a number of nonprofit and community organizations, including the Iolani Alumni Association, Hawaii Water Polo, Inc. (director), Natural Healing Research Foundation and Hawaiian Native Corporation.