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Benjamin Kudo

Benjamin Asa Kudo

Benjamin Kudo is a lawyer with Ashford & Wriston, LLP, which specializes in real property law and civil litigation.

Kudo is a 1968 graduate of ‘Iolani School and obtained his BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Washington (1972). He did his graduate work at the University of Hawai‘i where he obtained an MBA (1975) and PhD (2008) from the Shidler College of Business. Kudo also obtained a juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Kudo held positions with two of Hawai‘i’s major agriculture and land development corporations. From 1973 to 1975, he served in several capacities, including that of application mechanical engineer for Hawaiian Equipment Co. and senior financial analyst for Oceanic Properties, Inc., subsidiaries of Castle & Cooke, Inc. In 1978, Kudo was employed by Amfac Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Amfac, Inc., as assistant vice president responsible for asset and property management.

He was previously the chief financial officer and the manager of the land use, administrative and environmental law group of law firm Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto, where he headed the Pacific-Asia business practice for the law firm.

In addition to his law practice, Kudo served as an adjunct professor at the William S. Richardson School of Law teaching in the area of real property, land use and water law from 1990–2000. In 1994, Kudo was honored by the establishment of the Benjamin A. Kudo, Chair of Law (designated in the areas of land use, environmental and administrative law) at the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law.

Kudo was an instructor with the master of human resources management program at the Shidler College of Business teaching labor law in 2008 and was a lecturer in business law at the University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu from 2009–2012.

Select a regent to learn more about that individual. Regents serve through June 30 of the indicated year.

John Holzman, headshot
John C. Holzman
Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Saedene Ota, headshot
Saedene Ota
Vice Chair
Maui County
Term ends 2015
James Lee, headshot
James H. Q. Lee
Vice Chair
Honolulu County
Term ends 2014
Jeffrey Acido
Jeffrey Tangonan Acido
Student Seat
Term ends 2014
Eugene Bal III
Eugene Bal III
Maui County
Term ends 2018
Carl A. Carlson Jr., headshot
Carl A. Carlson Jr.
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2016
John Dean
John C. Dean
Honolulu County
Term ends 2017
Chuck Gee, headshot
Chuck Y. Gee
Honolulu County
Term ends 2015
Benjamin Kudo
Benjamin Asa Kudo
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2017
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, headshot
Coralie Chun Matayoshi
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016
Barry Mizuno, headshot
Barry T. Mizuno
Hawai‘i County
Term ends 2018
Randolph Moore, headshot
Randolph G. Moore
At-Large Seat
Term ends 2018
Jeffrey Portnoy, headshot
Jeffrey Portnoy
Honolulu County
Interim Appointment Term ends 2014
Tom Shigemoto, headshot
Tom H. Shigemoto
Kaua‘i County
Term ends 2017
Jan Sullivan, headshot
Jan Naoe Sullivan
Honolulu County
Term ends 2016