Background

HEATHER K.L. CONAHAN, ESQ. has been in practice since 1996, and has practiced exclusively in the area of estate planning since 1999. Prior to joining Loden & Conahan, she worked at the U.S. Attorney’s office, Koshiba, Agena & Kubota and Hawaiian Trust Co., Ltd. (now known as Bank of Hawaii). She has presented lectures to various financial institutions, private organizations, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants. She is currently a member of Hawaii State Bar Association and participates in the Probate and Estate Planning and Real Property sections of the HSBA. She is also a member of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council and she has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Honolulu and American Civil Liberties Union, and she is an advisor to numerous non-profits to facilitate discussions on planned giving opportunties. Ms. Conahan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America Publication since 2006, and was featured on the cover of Honolulu Magazine’s Best Lawyers edition in 2010.

1987:  Graduated Punahou School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
1990:  Completed one year study-abroad program at Sophia University (Tokyo,Japan)
1991:  Graduated Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)
1996:  Graduated Tulane Law School (New Orleans, Louisiana)
1999:  Joined Loden & Conahan, LLLC
2006:  Included in The Best Lawyers in America publication
2010:  Loden & Conahan, LLLC named a First-Tier Law Firm in
 US News & World Report

ELLIOT H. LODEN, ESQ. formerly served as the Internal Revenue Service Estate Tax Attorney, State of Hawaii. He has served as President of the Tax Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association, President of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council and Chairman of the Western Region, Economics of Practice Section of the American Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983, and continuously since 2001 in Honolulu Magazine as an “A+” attorney. For the past 30 years, Mr. Loden has been recognized and rated with the highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standard, AV, by Martindale-Hubbell Professional Legal Ratings LLC. In 2011, U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Rankings ranked Mr. Loden and the law firm of Loden & Conahan, LLLC the highest in Trusts and Estates Law – Hawaii, “First-Tier Metropolitan.” Mr. Loden has served as President of the Board of Directors of La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, an all girls high school. In addition, Mr. Loden served as a senior sustaining member of the Board of Directors of Hanahau’oli School and as a past Director of the Hawaii International Film Festival. He presently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Hawaii Foundation, a trustee of the Adler Foundation and the Brennan Foundation. Mr. Loden holds the title of Ambassador at the Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Program and is a member of Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Hawaii. He has instructed and lectured in the area of estate planing for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and American College of Chartered Life Underwriters and has served as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawaii). He has also taught and lectured for the Chaminade Tax Institute, the Honolulu Board of Realtors, Kapiolani Community  College and the Hawaii, Minnesota and Nebraska Bar Associations.