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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 Immigration Attorney Clare Hanusz to Speak at Honolulu Museum Film Screening

September 2014
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  Damon Key Immigration attorney Clare Hanusz will be speaking on a panel discussion about immigration reform following the premiere screening of “Underwater Dreams,” on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre. The film “tells the epic story of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students who enter a NASA-sponsored robotics contest…and defeat MIT with an ingeniously constructed underwater robot (aptly named “Stinky”). The competition, however, was only the beginning. These boys forged a legacy that could not have been imagined. Their unlikely achievement, in 2004, reverberates a decade later, helping the students who followed them at Carl Hayden Community High School in Arizona to have more confidence and even, in some cases, propelling them to work as engineers and as leaders in Dreamer groups.” More information, including ticket purchase, here.

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Summer Associate Hiring Update - August 2014

August 2014

Recruiting update: We have completed our on-campus interviews at the University of Hawaii, and are currently in the call-back interview process. For law students attending schools other than the University of Hawaii, we are no longer accepting applications for our 2015 Summer Associate Program. Please visit our Careers pages for more information.

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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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Publications

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

August 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 title, “A Full and Perfect Equivalent for Just Compensation: The Historical Context and Practice,” the article is a short piece that asks whether just compensation is the next big thing in eminent domain law, identifies three issues that may be on the horizon, and urges the Supreme Court to provide some guidance on this issue.

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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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