Real Property & Financial Services

A Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association

2017 RPFSS Legislative Update

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017

Real Property and Financial Services Section Presented the 2017 RPFSS Legislative Update Co-Sponsored by HSBA Summary: Legislative Topics included: Condominiums, Homeowners Associations, Landlord-Tenant Code, Mortgages, Foreclosures, Security Interests in Real Property, Agricultural Districts, Highways, Climate Change, Wastewater, Water Infrastructure Loans, Dams and Reservoirs, Cesspools,...

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June Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017

Preparing for Contract Disputes: Litigators’ Tips Presented by Paul Alston Esq. and Nickolas Kacprowski, Esq., Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing This presentation provided transactional lawyers with tips on how they can effectively position their clients in the event litigation occurs. The topics for this presentation included: attorney-client privilege issues, arbitration clauses,...

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May Brown Bag Lunch & Learn

Posted by on May 10, 2017

Lot Determinations and Applicable Situations Presented by Mario Siu-Li, Chief of the Subdivision Branch in the Site Development Division of the Department of Planning and Permitting, City and County of Honolulu The following topics were covered in the Brown Bag presentation: •    What is a lot determination? •    Why is a lot determination needed? •    Land terminology and differences •  ...

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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...

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March 17, 2017 Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Land Court, presented by the Honorable Gary W.B. Chang

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

The topic of this Brown Bag was Land Court and our guest speaker and the presiding Land Court Judge, the Honorable Gary W.B. Chang, provided tips for practitioners on practicing before the Land Court. The following is an outline of the topics covered in Judge Chang’s Land Court presentation: Overview of Land Court Contrast Between Land Court and Circuit Court Greatest Areas of Improvement...

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Bureau of Conveyances New Fee Schedule

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

The proposed amendments to the Hawaii Administrative Rules Chapter 13-16 have been approved by the Governor to, among other things, update the Bureau of Conveyances current Fee Schedule. The effective date for the new fees will be February 27, 2017. The State of Hawaii DLNR Memorandum dated February 17, 2017 can be found...

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