GWENAELLE BRATTON joined the firm in 2006. She advises community associations on general matters, including: (1) document review, amendments, and restatements; (2) contract review and negotiation, including construction contracts and contracts for the installation of solar energy devices and telecommunications equipment; and (3) issues regarding the day-to-day operations of community associations such as smoking, building modifications, and fair housing requests. She wrote an update on condominium law for the September 2015 issue of the Hawaii Bar Journal with Arlette Harada.
Originally from France, Gwen Bratton earned a law degree from France and a J.D. from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She is a member of the bar in Hawai‘i and an inactive member of the bars of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. From 2003 to 2006, she was an immigration attorney in the DC area, with an emphasis on family-based visas and asylum. In 2006, she relocated to Hawai‘i, where her husband and son were born. She enjoys traveling, hiking, photography, and spending time with her family.