Real Property & Financial Services

A Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association

April Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017

Hawaii’s Native Hawaiian Burial Laws and Effective Practices to Avoid Project Delay and Increased Costs

Presented by Natasha Baldauf, Esq.

This presentation introduced the cultural and historical significance of iwi kūpuna (native Hawaiian burials), explained the legal framework governing iwi, highlighted several historic judicial decisions on the topic, and discussed how iwi issues intersect with due diligence conducted for acquisition, financing, and development.   The presentation included a short discussion of how several projects dealt successfully with iwi issues and how their approach may be used by others to avoid iwi-related project delay and increased costs.

For a video of this presentation, click HERE.