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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

Damon Key to Interview at University of Hawaii Law School

July 2014

Damon Key is participating in the University of Hawaii Law School’s on-campus recruiting program. We are currently reviewing materials in preparation for the fall hiring season for 2015 Summer Associates. We will be interviewing on Friday, August 22, 2014. Students: please contact the Office of Career Service for details about our visit. For law students attending schools other than the University of Hawaii, please send your materials to the Chair of the firm’s Hiring Committee, Robert H. Thomas.

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Damon Key Welcomes Sara E. Coes

May 2014

Please join us in welcoming Sara E. Coes to Damon Key.

Sara joined the firm in mid-2014, and is now practicing in the areas of business and commercial law, real estate and estate planning. An accomplished lawyer with strong negotiation and contract skills, she possesses a comprehensive understanding of Chinese culture and experience in bridging communications and successfully closing deals between US and European companies and Asian companies. Sara is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and her unique skills benefit both Chinese-speaking clients seeking legal services in Hawaii and clients who are negotiating with Chinese nationals. Find out more about her here.

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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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Publications

Damon Key Legal Alert - Spring/Summer 2014

July 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 DACA Program,” “Family Law Practice,” and more. Download the pdf here.

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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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