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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

Christopher Leong Elected as Officer of HSBA’s Appellate Law Section

December 2014

Damon Key attorney Christopher J.I. Leong has been elected as the Vice-Chair of the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Appellate Law Section. Our congratulations to Chris.

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Greg Kugle and Mark Murakami Present “2014 Real Estate Litigation Update” to State Bar Assocation

December 2014
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Damon Key attorneys Greg Kugle and Mark Murakami recently made a presentation sponsored by the Hawaii State Bar Association’s Real Property and Financial Services Section, summarizing the most important decisions of the year, appropriately titled “Real Estate Litigation Update.” The materials from the session are posted here. Watch the video here

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Damon Key Immigration Attorney Clare Hanusz to Speak at Human Trafficking Symposium

December 2014

On January 16, 2015, Damon Key’s Clare Hanusz will be speaking at the “Human Trafficking in Asia and the Pacific Symposium,” at the Center for Korean Studies Auditorium. The event will run from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Clare is speaking on “Labor Trafficking in Hawaii: A Case Study of Thai Farm Works with Global Horizons and Aloun Farms.”

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From Damon Key’s Immigration Practice Group: Scholars and Former INS/USCIS Attorneys Find President

December 2014

Citing federal statutes, regulations, and historical precedent, 136 law professors wrote a letter to Congress stating that President Obama’s November 20 expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the creation of the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program are within the legal authority of the executive branch of the U.S. government.  Several former General and Chief Counsels of INS and USCIS also wrote a letter affirming the legal analysis and conclusions of the law professors.

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Publications

Damon Key Legal Alert - Fall/Winter 2014

December 2014

The Fall/Winter 2014 Legal Alert has been published, with articles on Understanding Residential Property Management Agreements, Conducting an Internal I-9 Audit, the Importance of Pre- and Post- Nuptial Agreements, and more. 

Download the pdf here.

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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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