Damon Key's Fiftieth Anniversary (1963-2013)


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, Immigration & Naturalization, Insurance and Real Estate & Construction.

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News Briefs

Clare Hanusz Law School Lecture: Victim Interview Techniques and Evidentiary Issues

March 2014
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Damon Key immigration lawyer Clare Hanusz recently presented a lecture at the University of Hawaii law school on Victim Interview Techniques and Evidentiary Issues in Professor Tae-Ung Baik’s International Human Rights Clinic. Drawing from her experiences representing victims of domestic violence, torture and human trafficking she shared real-life stories and best practice techniques with a future generation of lawyers. Read more

Damon Key Welcomes Christopher Leong

March 2014

The firm welcomes its newest addition, Christopher J.I. Leong, who is now practicing in our Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He graduated cum laude from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the University of Hawaii Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Christopher served as law clerk to Associate Justice Paula A. Nakayama of the Hawaii Supreme Court. More about him here.

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Mark Murakami Presents “Contested Matters” Chapter in Hawaii Probate Manual

January 2014
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On January 10, 2014, Damon Key attorney Mark Murakami presented a session to the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Probate Law Section for the rollout of the 2014 update of the Probate Forms Manual. Mark co-authored the update of the Contested Matters chapter, originally authored by Doug Smith, the Chair of Damon Key’s Estate Planning Practice Group.


Other panelists included Damon Key alumna Courtney Kajikawa, and First Circuit Probate Judge Derrick Chan.


Follow the link below to listen to a podcast of Mark’s presentation. Read more

Christine Kubota to Lead International Women’s Leadership Summit

December 2013

Damon Key attorney Christine A. Kubota is the Planning Co-chair of the upcoming Women’s Leadership Summit in Hawaii, a three-day conference and meeting on February 13, 14, and 15, 2014 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, featuring speakers from around the world. Download the brochure here.

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Publications

Damon Key Attorneys Author Law Review Article on Eminent Domain

January 2014
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Damon Key lawyers Mark Murakami, Bethany Ace, and Robert Thomas have co-authored an article in The Urban Lawyer, the flagship law review of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law. The article, “Recent Developments in Eminent Domain: Public Use,” 45 Urban Lawyer 809 (2013), details the latest nationwide developments in the law of takings.

Download a copy of their article here.

 

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The Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Emergency Checklist

August 2013

Everyday life is complicated. When we are incapacitated or die, someone has to unravel the puzzles we have created. It can be heartbreaking, time consuming and expensive. Diane D. Hastert has compiled a checklist to help you avoid the disarray.

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