Trusts, Estates, Probates, Special Needs, Charitable Trusts, Business Law, Real Estate, and Litigation Services
WHO WE ARE
Elizabeth Ivey & Rhonda Fosbinder
Elizabeth A. Ivey obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Hawaii William H. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1980. She graduated from Seabury High School on Maui, Hawaii in 1972. A sole practitioner from 1993-2005, Ms. Ivey formerly worked for Mukai, Ichiki, Raffetto & MacMillan and Foley, Maehara, Judge, Nip & Chang.
Ms. Ivey is on the Board of Directors for Hale Makua and Friends of the Library, and was formerly on the Board of the Maui County Council Boy Scouts, YMCA, and Hui No' Eau Visual Arts Center. She is member of the Maui County Bar Association. Ms. Ivey is admitted to the Supreme Court of Hawaii and the federal United States District Court in Hawaii.
Ms. Ivey practices primarily in the areas of estate & tax planning, elder law, special needs, and post-mortem administration.
Rhonda M. Fosbinder obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California in 1994. She received the highest award in legal research and writing from California Western School of Law, and graduated Magna cum Lauda and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Arizona-Tucson in 1989, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with minors in Mathematics and Chemistry.
Ms. Fosbinder is a member of the National Association of Elder Law Attorneys, and the Maui County Bar Association, was the Chairperson of the Maui County Council on Aging, and serves on the advisory board of Ipuka I Ke Ao (Doorway Into Light). Licensed in both California and Hawaii, Ms. Fosbinder is admitted to the Supreme Court of Hawaii, the Supreme Court of California, the federal United States District Court in Hawaii, the federal United States District Courts in California (North, South and Central), and the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.
Ms. Fosbinder has 21 years experience as a licensed attorney, and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, special needs, trust administration, elder law, intellectual property, and real estate matters, and selected litigation in those areas.
James H. Fosbinder [RETIRED] obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1984. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1979. He was on the Board of Directors of the Maui County Bar Association from 2000-2003. Magdalena Bajon [NOT LICENSED IN U.S.] obtained her Master of Law degree from the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University of Lublin, Poland, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and earned the Institute of Business and Trade Law Award for her Master Thesis. Before moving to Maui in 2010, she worked in litigation in her native Poland, specializing in civil actions and insurance law. Currently she is also an Ameri-Corps member working closely with the Hawaii State Judiciary and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii to help run the newly opened Self Help Center.
Ms. Bajon is working for IFF as a senior law clerk in the litigation, foreclosure defense, and trust/probate areas.