Firm Profile

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert ALC

Headquarters

Pauahi Tower, Suite 1600
1003 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States
(808) 531.8031

Firm Details

Deep Island Roots, World View

In 1963 when it was founded, our firm broke ground as the first in Hawaii with Caucasian and Asian named partners, Frank Damon and Henry Shigekane. The ethnic and cultural diversity in our origins continues, reflected by our ability to offer client services in Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Chinese and French in addition to English.

At Damon Key, we think that firms are best judged by their people. Ours are committed, energetic and enthusiastic. We relish challenges.  We temper intelligence and determination with wisdom conferred by a healthy sense of humor, a variety of experiences and a worldview that includes devotion to community and friends. Our firm attracts some of the freshest, brightest talents in law.

Since our beginning 50 years ago, we have remained first and foremost creative, cost-effective problem solvers. We have just over two dozen attorneys who offer a wide range of services for our clients. We have deep roots in the islands’ communities, evidenced by the wide range of professional and service organizations in which our attorneys participate.

Clients benefit from the depth of expertise and diverse backgrounds of our attorneys, the synergy of working relationships within the firm, our multi-language capabilities, and our experience in business management, construction, teaching, science and engineering. We have earned a reputation for preventing and resolving client problems. We consistently strive to achieve cost-effective results, while keeping each client informed throughout the process. We understand that success is measured by client satisfaction.

Our office is in the center of the Honolulu business district, taking the 16th floor of Pauahi Tower at Bishop Square. We are the sole Hawaii firm that is part of the Meritas network of more than 179 independent law firms in at least 80 countries.

Our practice groups include: Business, Commercial & Creditor's Rights • Construction Law • Emerging Industries: Renewable Energy • Estate Planning & Probate • Family Law • Immigration & Naturalization Law • Insurance Coverage Litigation • Real Estate, Land Use & Eminent Domain • Trial & Appellate Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation

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A Tribute to our Founders

A Tribute to our Founders - Part 1

A Tribute to our Founders - Part 2

A Tribute to Our Founders - Part 3

 

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Hawaii in Land Use and Zoning Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Hawaii in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 3 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Honolulu in Land Use and Zoning Law with 3 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Honolulu in Litigation - Land Use and Zoning with 3 lawyers

Attorneys

Diane D. Hastert
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Commercial Litigation
Christine A. Kubota
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Corporate Law, Employment Law - Management
Gregory W. Kugle
Lawyer of the Year:
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2017)
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Land Use and Zoning Law
Kenneth R. Kupchak
Lawyer of the Year:
Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law (2017)
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Construction Law, Corporate Law, Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Real Estate Law
Mark M. Murakami
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Litigation - Real Estate, Land Use and Zoning Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
Anna H. Oshiro
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Construction Law, Litigation - Construction
Douglas C. Smith
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Trusts and Estates, Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Robert H. Thomas
Lawyer of the Year:
Land Use and Zoning Law (2017)
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Land Use and Zoning Law, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Michael A. Yoshida
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Recognized For:
Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Firm Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Energy Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Litigation - Insurance
  • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Mediation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts and Estates