Articles & Publications

Damon Key Legal Alert – Winter/Spring 2017

April 5, 2017
Here’s the Winter/Spring 2017 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on New Administration, New Questions, Congratulations, Tred! Tred Eyerly…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Fall/Winter 2016

February 28, 2017
Here’s the Fall/Winter 2016 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on Access to Justice, What does a Trump Presidency…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2016

February 28, 2017
Here’s the Summer/Fall 2016 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on Immigration, Conveyance Tax Planning…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Spring/Summer 2016

February 28, 2017
Here’s the Spring/Summer 2016 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on Insurance, A Revocable Living Trust…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Winter/Spring 2016

April 1, 2016
Here’s the Winter/Spring 2016 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on disclosure requirements in commercial property sales, BE-13…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Fall/Winter 2015

December 31, 2015
Here’s the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2015

October 15, 2015
Here’s the Summer/Fall 2015 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on Hawaii’s New Environmental Court, the ban on…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Spring/Summer 2015

July 13, 2015
The Spring/Summer 2015 edition of the Legal Alert has been published, with articles about the Differences Between Wills and Trusts, Permitting Commercial Use of State…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Winter/Spring 2015

April 8, 2015
The Winter/Spring 2015 edition of the Legal Alert has been published, with articles on Honolulu Rail and property rights, Matt Evans is the firm’s newest…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Fall/Winter 2014

December 17, 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-…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2014

September 23, 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…

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

August 28, 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…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Spring/Summer 2014

July 15, 2014
Here’s the latest Legal Alert, with articles on “Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from Chinese Clients,” “Assisting the Japanese Investor,” “Immigration News – Overview of…

Damon Key Attorneys Author Law Review Article on Eminent Domain

January 10, 2014
Damon Key lawyers Mark Murakami, Bethany Ace, and Robert Thomas have co-authored an article in The Urban Lawyer,…

Legal Alert: Group Builders Update (Insurance Coverage for Construction Defects), 50th Anniversary

April 12, 2013
Here’s the Winter/Spring 2013 Edition of Legal Alert, with articles on the firm’s tradition of community service, an update on the Group Builders…

Insurers Have a Duty to Defend Construction Defect Claims … Maybe.

April 8, 2013
Anna H. Oshiro (aho@hawaiilawyer.com) & Tred Eyerly (te@hawaiilawyer.com) Earlier this week, the Intermediate Court of Appeals (ICA) issued an important decision, concluding…

The Founding of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert (1963-2013)

March 9, 2013
Here’s the pdf of the recently-published book about our firm’s two founders, C. Frank Damon and Henry Shigekane. “Founded in Honolulu in 1963…

New Law Review Article on Insurance Coverage

January 11, 2013
The current issue of the University of Hawaii Law Review includes an article co-authored by Damon Key attorney Tred Eyerly entitled, “Key Issues in…

Legal Alert: Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credits (Dec. 2012)

December 30, 2012
The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation (“DOT”) recently issued temporary administrative rules that will affect anyone planning on installing and placing in service a…

New Article: Recent Developments in Eminent Domain Law

December 30, 2012
The Summer 2012 issue of the Urban Lawyer, the law review published quarterly by the…

New Book: The Law of Eminent Domain – A Fifty State Survey

September 14, 2012
Damon Key lawyer Robert H. Thomas authored the Hawaii Chapter in the recently-published book The Law of Eminent Domain….

Legal Alert (October – December 2011)

November 28, 2011
The firm’s final Legal Alert for 2011, available for download here.

New Article: Local Govt and the First Amendment at the Supreme Court: Legislative Voting as “Speech”

September 17, 2011
The ABA has published a new article Local Government and the First Amendment at the Supreme Court: Legislative Voting…

Legal Alert (July – August – September 2011)

September 12, 2011
Here‘s the firm’s Legal Alert, July-Sep 2011 edition, with articles on Construction law, bid protests, and the legal issues surrounding allegedly defective drywall. Download…

Legal Alert (April – May – June 2011)

May 31, 2011
Here’s the firm’s Legal Alert for April – June 2011. Issues covered include rail, construction contracts, eminent domain, and insurance law.

Legal Alert (January – March 2011)

March 17, 2011
The firm’s first Legal Alert for 2011, available for download here.

Legal Alert (October – December 2010)

December 30, 2010
The firm’s fourth Legal Alert for 2010, available for download here.

Legal Alert (July – September 2010)

September 1, 2010
The firm’s third Legal Alert for 2010, available for download here.

Legal Alert (April – June 2010)

June 9, 2010
The firm’s second Legal Alert for 2010, available for download here.

Legal Alert (January – March 2010)

March 5, 2010
The firm’s first Legal Alert for 2010, available for download here.

Damon Key Attorneys Publish Hawaii Chapter in “A State-by-State Guide to Construction & Design Law”

January 7, 2010
Damon Key construction lawyers Kenneth Kupchak, Anna Oshiro, Christi-Anne H. Kudo Chock, and Tred Eyerly teamed together to write the Hawai`i chapter for the recent…

New Law Review Article: Recent Developments in Public Use and Pretext in Eminent Domain

October 23, 2009
Each summer, The Urban Lawyer (the ABA’s Section of State and Local Government Law‘s peer-reviewed law review), devotes an issue to…

Legal Alert (July – September 2009)

September 29, 2009
The firm’s third Legal Alert for 2009, available for download here.

New Developments in Employment Eligibility Requirements & the E-Verify Online System

September 2, 2009
A few months ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published new regulations relating to the unlawful hiring or continued employment of aliens who are…

Breadth of the Flood Exclusion: A Flood is a Flood Including Storm Surge

August 3, 2009
Tred Eyerly’s article critiques the Fifth Circuit’s post-Hurricane Rita decision in Arctic Slope Regional Corp. v. Affiliated FM Ins. Co. The case involved insurance…

Legal Alert (April – June 2009)

April 15, 2009
The firm’s second Legal Alert for 2009, available for download here, carries articles on our New Generation of Associates, C. Kubota and the Wahine…

Legal Alert (January – March 2009)

January 15, 2009
The first Legal Alert for 2009, available for download here, carries articles on the firm’s Real Estate and Construction Practice, Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and…

Hurricane and Flood Insurance After Hurricane Katrina

January 1, 2009
Many homeowners assume a homeowner’s policy provides hurricane and flood coverage. This is typically not the case, as hurricane and flood coverage must be purchased…

Legal Alert (October – December 2008)

October 15, 2008
The last Legal Alert for 2008, available for download here, begins with a Tribute to our Founders. Other articles cover Construction in Risky Times,…

Legal Alert (July – September 2008)

July 1, 2008
The firm’s third Legal Alert for 2008, available for download here, discusses the New Dept. of Homeland Security Pre-Boarding Requirement for 90-Day Visitors, Worksite…

Legal Alert (April – June 2008)

April 1, 2008
Our second Legal Alert for 2008, available for download here, carries articles on our Legal Bloggers, our Maritime and…

Legal Alert (January – March 2008)

January 1, 2008
The firm’s first Legal Alert for 2008, available for download here, carries articles on Insurance 101 (basic considerations regarding insurance policies), our own Insurance…

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