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Shannon S. Sheldon — Partner

Areas of Practice

Shannon Sheldon is a partner with Berding|Weil and acts as general counsel to over 200 condominium and homeowner associations across the State of Hawai'i.

Shannon works closely with associations to establish sound organizational and administrative practices while maintaining a sense of community. This work includes helping associations maintain compliance with their governing documents and applicable law, standardizing procedures, revising governing documents and reviewing insurance coverage and contracts.

She supports boards of directors by attending board and annual meetings and preparing documents in preparation for those meetings. Shannon also assists associations in their collection of assessments, recording liens, court actions, and foreclosures.

Professional History

In addition to her extensive association practice, Shannon is a licensed patent attorney and maintains an active intellectual property practice with over two decades of experience in conducting searches, prosecuting trademarks and copyrights, and assisting with infringement claims and defense.

Ms. Sheldon was President of the Hawai'i State Bar in 2022, and is the third neighbor island President and first woman neighbor island President in the 70 year history of the Bar. In 2024, she will be the President of the Western States Bar Conference. Shannon was also the State Bar Director for Maui, President of the Maui County Bar Association, and Chair of Community Council of Maui. She also serves on the HSBA Executive Committee, Hawai'i Justice Foundation, Committee on Judicial Administration, Nominating Committee, Leadership Institute Committee, and Awards Committee.


Shannon received her Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. She holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of California in San Diego.

Special Interest Groups

Shannon is active in the Hawai'i community and has served as a lecturer of Business Law and International Business Law at the University of Hawai'i, Maui, a director and mentor for the University of Hawai'i Applied Business and Information Technology program, Chair of the Maui Humane Society, volunteer for Courts in the Community and Junior Judges, and AYSO soccer coach.

Bar Memberships

  • State Bar of Hawai'i
  • State Bar of California
  • State Bar of North Carolina
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Affiliations

  • Hawai'i State Bar Association (Past Director)
  • Maui County Bar Association (Past-President)
  • Hawai'i Court Annexed Arbitration Program (Arbitrator)
  • Community Council of Maui (Past Director)
  • University of Hawai'i, Lecturer
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • Community Association Institute