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Gary Slovin has accomplished a lot in his four decades as a lawyer, starting his career with a small firm in Philadelphia. Subsequently, Gary joined the largest and oldest law firm in the state of Hawaii in 1970. Early this year, he became a managing partner of Goodsill, Anderson, Quinn & Stifel, LLP.
Gary specializes in government relations, including representation of clients before government agencies, negotiating agreements with regard to contested matters, and representing clients before the Hawaii State Legislature and the Honolulu City Council. Besides all the achievements in his professional career, it is still Gary’s involvement with the non-profit sector that makes all the difference in the community.
Gary currently serves as president of the Honolulu Zoo Society, an organization that he believes is critical in preserving the wildlife population in the state for posterity. He also acts as director and officer of Helping Hands Hawaii and a member of the Mayor’s Budget Review Advisory Committee, among many others.
“As far as being involved in the community, I think that’s something that I just always felt. I’ve always liked being a volunteer,” Gary says “I think that other people who do a lot of volunteer work will always tell you this: you really do get a lot more out of it than you give, because it’s a way of forming relationships and feeling connected to a community, and to me, that’s something that I’ve always had a feeling for.”
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Gary Slovin, Managing Partner, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP
Has served as Managing Partner for law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP since Jan. 1st, 2006
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel was established in Hawaii in 1878 and is the largest law firm in the state with over 70 attorneys
Specializes his practice in government relations, including representation of clients before government agencies, negotiating agreements with regard to contested matters, and representing clients before the Hawai‘i State Legislature and the Honolulu City Council.
Has represented numerous business interests before the State Legislature.
Lobbied for General Excise Tax reform on behalf of the Direct Sellers Association, a workplace exemption on behalf of Covanta Energy Corporation and an Excise Tax exemption on behalf of McDonald’s Corporation.
Also works in the area of Land Use litigation.
Successfully coordinated development efforts for Costco Wholesale outlets located on the islands of Oahu, Hawai‘i, and Maui.
Represented a leeward landowner in litigation before the State Commission on Water Resource Management regarding allocation of water that has historically flowed through the Waiahole Ditch System.
Established legislative, governmental and public relations strategy for the operators of the H-Power Facility, the waste-to-energy facility in Honolulu that disposes of nearly all of Oahu’s solid waste and converts it to electrical energy.
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLP