Articles & Publications

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2018

Saturday November 24th, 2018
Here’s the Summer/Fall 2018 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on The Mechanics of Mechanic’s Liens in Hawaii, Honolulu’s Sidewalk Obstruction Ordinance Goes Island-Wide, Hawaii’s Service Charge Law,…

Insurance Hurricane Preparedness

Saturday October 20th, 2018
By Tred R. Eyerly at te@hawaiilawyer.com. Tred provides tips for preparing and submitting claims for any loss caused by storms. Download the Legal Alert Update

2018 Legislative Update for Hawaii Businesses and Property Owners

Saturday October 20th, 2018
By Na Lan at nl@hawaiilawyer.com. Na provides a recap on Employment, Confidential Personal Information, Liquor Licenses, Electronic Filing of Tax Returns and Real Estate Download the…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Spring/Summer 2018

Thursday August 9th, 2018
Here’s the Spring/Summer edition of Damon Key’s Legal Alert. With stories on insurance law and the volcanic eruption, construction law, Best Lawyers, Matthew Evans and “40 Under 40,” and…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Winter/Spring 2018

Tuesday May 1st, 2018
Here’s the Winter/Spring 2018 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on short-term rentals and choice of tenants, medical marijuana and condominium associations, construction law, and the federal tax…

New Article on Property Law: Supreme Court Adds to the Confusion in Takings Cases

Saturday March 3rd, 2018
The Zoning and Planning Law Report recently published Damon Key’s Robert Thomas‘s article on the U.S. Supreme Court’s regulatory takings decision….

Damon Key Legal Alert – Fall/Winter 2017

Wednesday January 31st, 2018
Here’s the Fall/Winter 2017 edition of the Legal Alert. Introducing our new attorneys, and stories on condo law, tax and estate planning, and seawall maintenance.

Considerations for a New Business Enterprise

Wednesday December 20th, 2017
By Christine A. Kubota What if you have a grand idea and you wish to put it into motion? Have you created the prototype of your product or do…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2017

Tuesday December 19th, 2017
Here’s the Summer/Fall 2017 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on new business formation, 2017 Legislative Update, the Diversity Visa Lottery, and more.

Winning the Green Card Lottery: 2019 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program

Monday December 18th, 2017
By Kelly Y. Uwaine kyu@hawaiilawyer.com The Department of State has released the instructions for the 2019 Diversity Visa (DV) program.  Online…

Damon Key Legal Alert Special Edition: Frank Damon (1926-2017)

Monday December 18th, 2017
A special edition of the firm’s Legal Alert, dedicated to our founder, C.F. Damon, Jr. (1926-2017).

2017 Legislative Update

Monday December 18th, 2017
By Christopher J.I. Leong cjil@hawaiilawyer.com The Hawaii State Legislature concluded its 2017 Regular Session with 217 bills becoming law. Here are…

Damon Key Legal Alert – Winter/Spring 2017

Wednesday April 5th, 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

Tuesday February 28th, 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

Tuesday February 28th, 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

Tuesday February 28th, 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

Friday April 1st, 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

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

Damon Key Legal Alert – Summer/Fall 2015

Thursday October 15th, 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

Monday July 13th, 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

Wednesday April 8th, 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

Wednesday December 17th, 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

Tuesday September 23rd, 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

Thursday August 28th, 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

Tuesday July 15th, 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

Friday January 10th, 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

Friday April 12th, 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.

Monday April 8th, 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)

Saturday March 9th, 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

Friday January 11th, 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)

Sunday December 30th, 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

Sunday December 30th, 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

Friday September 14th, 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)

Monday November 28th, 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”

Saturday September 17th, 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)

Monday September 12th, 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)

Tuesday May 31st, 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)

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

Legal Alert (October – December 2010)

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

Legal Alert (July – September 2010)

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

Legal Alert (April – June 2010)

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

Legal Alert (January – March 2010)

Friday March 5th, 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”

Thursday January 7th, 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

Friday October 23rd, 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)

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

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

Wednesday September 2nd, 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

Monday August 3rd, 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)

Wednesday April 15th, 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)

Thursday January 15th, 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

Thursday January 1st, 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)

Wednesday October 15th, 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)

Tuesday July 1st, 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)

Tuesday April 1st, 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)

Tuesday January 1st, 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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