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Trustee Information

United States Trustee Program

The United States Trustee Program is a component of the Department of Justice that is responsible for overseeing the administration of bankruptcy cases and private trustees who administer bankruptcy estates.  It also identifies and helps investigate bankruptcy fraud and abuse in coordination with United States Attorneys, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other law enforcement agencies.  The Program consists of an Executive Office for U.S. Trustees in Washington, D.C., 21 regional offices, and 95 field offices.

United States Trustee Region 15

Bankruptcy cases and privates trustees in the District of Hawaii are overseen by the United States Trustee for Region 15, based in San Diego, California.

Tiffany L. Carroll, Acting United States Trustee
Edward J. Schwartz Office Building
880 Front Street, Suite 3230
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone:  619.557.5013  Fax:  619.557.5339

United States Trustee - Hawaii Office

Curtis B. Ching, Assistant United States Trustee
300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 4108
Honolulu, HI 96850
Phone:  808.522.8150 

Case Trustees

Case trustees are private trustees, not government employees, appointed by the United States Trustee to administer bankruptcy cases under specific chapters.

Chapter 7 Panel Trustees
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586, the Unites States Trustee is authorized to establish a panel of private trustees eligible to serve as trustees in Chapter 7 cases.  Immediately after the filing of a voluntary petition, a member of this panel is appointed as interim trustee and serves as trustee throughout the case unless creditors request an election and another person is elected trustee.  The members of the Chapter 7 Trustee panel in the District of Hawaii are:

Dane S. Field
P.O. Box 4198
Honolulu, HI 96812
Phone:  808.232.8788  Fax: 808.531.1020
Email: dfield1963@spectrum.net 

Elizabeth A. Kane
P.O. Box 1573
Honolulu, HI 96806
Phone: 808.223.2726  Fax: 808.521.9497
Email: trustee@kanelawhawaii.com

Richard A. Yanagi
P.O. Box 25595
Honolulu, HI 96825
Phone: 808.599.0339  Fax: 808.312.6305
Email: yanagichap7@gmail.com

CHAPTER 12 TRUSTEES
Trustees for Chapter 12 cases are assigned on a case by case basis.

CHAPTER 13 STANDING TRUSTEE
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 586, the Unites States Trustee is authorized to appoint a standing trustee to serve as trustee in all Chapter 13 cases.  The standing trustee appointed in the District of Hawaii is:

Nima Ghazvini
1050 Bishop Street, #521
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:  808.526.3083  Fax:  808.531.8844
Email: info@hi13trustee.com