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Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert serves the Hawaii business community with the connections and capabilities of an international practice, holding the highest standards for business law and commercial litigation.  We are the sole Hawaii firm that is part of the Meritas network of more than 170 independent law firms in at least 60 countries.

Our practice groups include Appellate, Bankruptcy & Creditor’s Rights, Business & Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Estate Planning, Family Law, Immigration & Naturalization, Insurance and Real Estate & Construction.

For more about our firm, go here, or visit our Facebook page to follow us for Legal Alerts, firm updates, upcoming seminars, our Law Film Festival, our law blogs, and other items of interest. All of our lawyers are also on Linkedin.

News Briefs

Summer Associate Hiring Update - September 2014

September 2014

We have completed our hiring process for 2015 Summer Associates, and are therefore no longer accepting applications. Please visit our Careers pages for more information about our hiring process for lateral candidates. 

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Christine Kubota Reappointed to Haw Supreme Ct Committee on Court Interpreters and Language Access

September 2014

Damon Key attorney Christine A. Kubota has been reappointed to the Hawaii Supreme Court’s Committee on Court Interpreters and Language Access, and shall continue to serve as co-chair of the Committee. Find out more about this important Committee here, and how it helps insure access to the courts for all litigants.

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Damon Key Immigration Attorney Clare Hanusz to Speak at Honolulu Museum Film Screening

September 2014
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  Damon Key Immigration attorney Clare Hanusz will be speaking on a panel discussion about immigration reform following the premiere screening of “Underwater Dreams,” on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. The film “tells the epic story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who enter a NASA-sponsored robotics contest…and defeat MIT with an ingeniously constructed underwater robot (aptly named “Stinky”). The competition, however, was only the beginning. These boys forged a legacy that could not have been imagined. Their unlikely achievement, in 2004, reverberates a decade later, helping the students who followed them at Carl Hayden Community High School in Arizona to have more confidence and even, in some cases, propelling them to work as engineers and as leaders in Dreamer groups.” More information, including ticket purchase, here.

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Summer Associate Hiring Update - August 2014

August 2014

Recruiting update: We have completed our on-campus interviews at the University of Hawaii, and are currently in the call-back interview process. For law students attending schools other than the University of Hawaii, we are no longer accepting applications for our 2015 Summer Associate Program. Please visit our Careers pages for more information.

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Publications

Damon Key Legal Alert - Summer/Fall 2014

September 2014

Here’s the latest Legal Alert, with articles on Eminent Domain, Hawaii’s Uniform Information Practices Act (open records), Alternative Energy Farming, the Uniform Power of Attorney Act, and more.

Download the pdf here.

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New Article: A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: Historical Context & Practice

August 2014

Damon Key lawyer Robert H. Thomas has published an article in the September 2014 edition of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer. Despite its grand title, “A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice,” the article is a short piece that asks whether just compensation is the next big thing in eminent domain law, identifies three issues that may be on the horizon, and urges the Supreme Court to provide some guidance on this issue.

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