Real Estate, Land Use, & Eminent Domain
Please contact Mark M. Murakami for more information.
Damon Key’s Real Estate, Land Use and Eminent Domain attorneys are experts in all aspects of Hawaii Land Use and Real Estate Law, and have been involved in some of the most important cases in the field
The cost of a commercial real estate transaction can be much more than the dollars and cents expressed in a contract, with potential pitfalls lurking beneath the surface of any given deal. Our team of real estate and land use litigators are one of the most experienced in Hawaii, with decades of combined experience. We examine provisions of complex real estate transactions to identify issues relating to indemnity, hazards, exposure, title defects, and other matters of consequence.
We understand the dynamics of our state’s unique real estate market and land use laws, and are intimately familiar with all aspects of the industry.
Our services include assisting clients with:
- Purchase and Sale Agreements
- Condominium operation and management
- Involuntary acquisition, condemnation, eminent domain defense
- Zoning, land use, and vested rights planning and litigation
- Honolulu Rail issues
- Shoreline and coastal zone law
- Vacation rentals and TVR’s
- Environmental law
- Real Estate Litigation
Damon Key Attorneys Repeatedly Voted “Lawyer of the Year” by Their Peers
Damon Key attorneys are continually recognized by Best Lawyers, a leading resource for the best legal talent worldwide. Our attorneys have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice areas of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, and Litigation – Land Use and Zoning.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among their peers for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” names and practice areas are:
2019 Robert H. Thomas, Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
2018 Robert H. Thomas, Lawyer of the Year – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
2017 Robert H. Thomas, Lawyer of the Year – Land Use and Zoning Law
2017 Gregory W. Kugle, Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
2017 Kenneth R. Kupchak, Lawyer of the Year – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
2015 Kenneth R. Kupchak, Lawyer of the Year – Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
2014 Robert H. Thomas, Lawyer of the Year – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
2013 Mark M. Murakami, Lawyer of the Year – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
2013 Gregory W. Kugle Lawyer, of the Year – Land Use and Zoning Law
Robert H. Thomas has a blog on property rights, eminent domain, and Hawaii land use law at inversecondemnation.com