RPFSS: Real Estate Litigation Update 2019 (RECORDED)

RPFSS: Real Estate Litigation Update 2019 (RECORDED)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Speakers: Gregory W. Kugle, Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert and Mark M. Murakami, Director, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert: Moderator: David L. Callies, Professor of Law, University of Hawaii's William S. Richardson School of Law

RPFSS: Real Estate Litigation Update 2019
HSBA Co-sponsored

This program is a recording of the Live Seminar held on September 20, 2019. 
If you attended the live program; You cannot claim CLE for watching this recorded program.  

In this program, the panelists will discuss recent decisions from the Hawaii Supreme Court and Intermediate Court of Appeals, as well as any noteworthy cases from the mainland.


Gregory W. Kugle, 
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Firm
Greg Kugle concentrates his practice in the area of litigation and appeals at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Firm. His litigation practice primarily involves the areas of commercial disputes and business litigation, construction disputes, land use and real estate litigation.  He also represents clients in aviation, bankruptcy, employment, personal injury and insurance coverage cases. He has litigated cases in the State of Hawaii District and Circuit Courts, the Hawaii Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court for the District of Hawaii and has handled appeals before the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, the Hawaii Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Greg has been selected to Super Lawyers in General Litigation and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in the areas of Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning law and was named Best Lawyer’s Lawyer of the Year in Litigation – Land Use and Zoning (2017) and Lawyer of the Year in Land Use and Zoning (2013).

Mark M. Murakami, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Firm
Mark Murakami practices in the Damon Key Leong Kupchak Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Construction, and Business and Commercial Law practice groups. His focus is on complex commercial disputes, land use negotiation and litigation, environmental, and general civil litigation. He has appeared in all federal and states courts in Hawaii, most of the administrative boards and commissions, and is licensed in the U.S. Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Court of Federal Claims. 

He is rated “BV” by Martindale-Hubbell, receiving a rating of 4.4/5.0. He was Best Lawyers’ Lawyer of the Year for 2013 for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and was named a Super Lawyer for 2012, 2013, and 2014.


David L. Callies

Professor David L. Callies,
 University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law
Professor David L. Callies is a professor of law at the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law where he teaches land use, state and local government and real property, and an external examiner for the Hong Kong City University’s Department of Law. Prior to coming to Hawaii he practiced local government and land use law with the firm of Ross & Hardies of Chicago during which time he also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and served as an Assistant State’s Attorney. He is a graduate of DePauw University, the University of Michigan Law School (J.D.) and the University of Nottingham (LL.M.), and a past foreign fellow and present life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He is a 2009 recipient of a University of Hawaii Board of Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award. 

He is past chair of the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association; past chair of the American Bar Association Section of State and Local Government Law and the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006; past chair, section of state and local government law, the American Association of Law Schools; past chair, Academics Forum, and member of Council, Asia Pacific Forum, of the International Bar Association; a member of the American Law Institute (ALI); a Member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP), a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)and coeditor of the annual Land Use and Environmental Law Review (with Dan Tarlock). He is also a reporter for APA’s Planning and Environmental Law and a board member of the Social Science Association of Honolulu. 

Among his twenty books are (with coauthors) Concise Introduction to Property Law (2011); (with coauthors) The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development published by Cambridge University Press in 2006 and republished in paperback in 2010; Bargaining for Development: A Handbook on Development Agreements, Annexation Agreements, Land Development Conditions and Vested Rights (with Curtin and Tappendorf) (ELI, 2003); Development by Agreement, (with Tappendorf and Barclay), Taking Land: Compulsory Purchase and Land Use Regulation in the Asia-Pacific (with Kotaka) (U.H. Press, 2002, republished in Japanese, 2007), Property and the Public Interest (with Hylton, Mandelker and Franzese) (Lexis Law Publishing, 3d ed., 2007); Preserving Paradise: Why Regulation Won’t Work (Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1994); Regulating Paradise: Land Use Controls In Hawaii (Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1984; 2d edition, 2010), and (with Robert Freilich and Tom Roberts), Cases and Materials on Land Use (Thomson-West, 6th ed., 2011). His book, Land Use Controls in the United States is published in Kyoto(in Japanese) and Shanghai (in Chinese). He has delivered endowed lectures at Cambridge University, Albany Law School and at John Marshall Law School (Chicago), lectured on land issues in Australia, Denmark, China, Denmark, England, Japan and Korea, and a number of Pacific Island nations, and is a regular lecturer at the annual conferences of the American Planning Association and the American Bar Association. One of his most recent (of over 90) articles was written by request for the Asia Pacific Law Journal of Hong Kong City University for a special 2007 edition commemorating the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong’s establishment as a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, entitled Takings, Physical and Regulatory and addressing the recent use of U.S. property law precedents by Hong Kong’s highest court. 

He is presently writing a book on the public trust doctrine.

Duration: approximately 1.5 hour

Credit: This seminar qualifies for 1.5 CLE Credit. 


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