Workshop planned on leases, service contracts

DUANE FISHER, Leases, contracts lawyer

A workshop on the do’s and don’ts of leases and service contracts will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at the Maui Research & Technology Center in Kihei.

Honolulu attorney Duane R. Fisher, who has negotiated, drafted, reviewed and analyzed thousands of contracts for businesses of all sizes, will be conducting the workshop. The event is put on by the Small Business Development Center Network, a program of University of Hawaii at Hilo that is funded by the U.S Small Business Administration.

The workshop is geared to small- and medium-sized business owners who want to learn more about leases before signing them; common mistakes with leases and how to avoid them; service contracts used by many contractors, freelancers and consultants; and key issues owners should focus on when creating or reviewing a service contract.

In his 25-year legal career, Fisher has advised business owners and executive teams on creating fair and appropriate contracts for clients. He is a founding director of the law firm of Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher and concentrates his practice in the areas of complex real estate and business transactions.

Fisher also is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law.

He is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1984, and the University of California, Hastings College of Law, earning his law degree in 1991.

The cost of the workshop is $25; register online at

For more information, contact the Small Business Development Center at 875-5990.