Mackinnon, D. Scott

  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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D. Scott MacKinnon is currently a partner with McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP where he practices principally in the areas of real estate development, financing, leasing and condominiums. Mr. MacKinnon was named as one of Hawaii's best real estate lawyers in the February 1999 edition of Honolulu Magazine and is currently in the Hawaii section of "The Best Lawyers in America" (1999-2000 edition).

Admitted to Practice:
California, 1973
Hawaii, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Professional Experience:

  • McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP, Honolulu, Hawaii (1990 to present) 
  • Partner (1991 to present) 
  • Counsel (1990-91) 
  • Managing Partner 
  • Member, Executive Committee 
  • Past Member, Management, Finance and Technology Committees 
  • Hamilton Gibson Nickelson Rush & Moore (nka Rush Moore Craven Sutton Morry & Beh) Honolulu, Hawaii (1973 to 1990) 
  • Partner (1979 to 1990) 
  • Associate (1973 to 1978)

Educational Background:

J.D., 1973, University of California at Davis School of Law
B.A., History and Political Science, 1970, University of California at Santa Barbara

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif 
  • Associate Editor, University of California at Davis Law Review (1973) 
  • Member, Davis Law Review (1972)

Professional Organizations:

  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on Business Law; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) 
  • Hawaii State Bar Association 
  • Member, Section on Real Property & Financial Services 
  • Past Chairman, Real Property and Financial Services Section (1988)


  • Editor, Hawaii Conveyance Manual II (1987) 
  • Contributing Editor, Hawaii Commercial Real Estate Manual (1988)

Representative Transactions:

Keauhou Golf Course; Kiahuna Golf Club; Kiahuna Plantation; Nauru Tower; The Pointe at Poipu; Kiahuna Shopping Village-Phase I; Vista Waikoloa, Hawaiki Tower; Hualalai Resort; The Coconut Plantation at Ko Olina Resort & Marina; Kukui'Ula Resort; Hokua at 1288 Ala Moana.