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.

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News Briefs

Damon Key’s Loren Seehase talks to UH Law Students About Interview Skills

February 2016

On February 1, 2016, Damon Key attorney Loren A. Seehase (along with Dean Ronette Kawakami and Dale Lee, Director of Professional Development & Externship Programs), presented to the first-year law students at the University of Hawaii the ins and outs of legal interviews. The session consisted of an overview of the on-campus interview program. She also presented her list her list of interviewing rules, tips, and tricks.

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Ken Kupchak, Tred Eyerly, Mark Murakami in National Press: “Insurer Must Cover Hawaii Dam Litigation

March 2015

Law360 reported on the recent Hawaii Supreme Court victory by Damon Key’s Ken Kupchak, Tred Eyerly, and Mark M. Murakami in C. Brewer and Company Ltd. v. Marine Indemnity Insurance Co. of America, SCWC-28958 (Haw. Mar. 27, 2015) (opinion available here). The report notes, “Kenneth R. Kupchak of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, who represents Brewer, told Law360 that they were pleased with the court’s opinion, calling it ‘concise and to the point.’ ‘This opinion essentially gave us everything we asked for,’ Kupchak said.” The case involved the question of insurance coverage for claims arising out of the breach of the Kaloko Dam on Kauai. Read the story here (”Insurer Must Cover Hawaii Collapsed Dam Litigation”).

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Damon Key’s Clare Hanusz a Featured Speaker at UH Panel on Immigration Law

March 2015

On March 31, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., Damon Key Immigration and Naturalization lawyer Clare Hanusz will be a featured panelist at a program the University of Hawaii Law School, “Demystifying Deferred Action: The Benefits and the Limitations of DACA and DAPA.”

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Damon Key Legal Alert - Fall/Winter 2015

December 2015

Here’s the Fall/Winter 2015 edition of the Legal Alert. With stories on Immigration Law, Bid Protests in Construction Cases, Land Use Variances, and Crowdfunding and the Law.

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When US and Japanese Business Cultures Converge - 日本とアメリカのビジネス文化の理

November 2015



Japanese clients seeking legal services in Hawaii can count on the attorneys at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert to conduct business with bilingual skill and bicultural understanding to effectively help them achieve their goals. The firm’s experienced attorneys assist a wide range of clients pursuing business transactions and advice, including those who want to move to, invest in and do business in Hawaii.

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