Hew & Bordenave Blawg

Are You Prepared? Disaster Planning (for Hawaii)

UPDATE (2018/01/15): Included a PDF for the Hawaii State Department of Defense below. Did You Know How to Respond to the Missile Threat? We are glad that everyone is safe and that the emergency alert about a ballistic missile threat to Hawaii on January 13, 2018, which people received on their mobile devices and saw […]

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Recap: Horrors of Business Ownership Part I

Horror Stories of Business Ownership: Recap of Seminar How is the beginning of your November 2017 going? Are you scared there are only 2 months left till the end of the year? Well, speaking of frights, I did a seminar with the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii (BBB) this past Monday celebrating Hallloween. We told spooky […]

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Can Social Media Impact My U.S. Immigration?

keyboard immigration law

Is the U.S. Government Really Going to Collect Immigrants’ Social Media Data? In recent news, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has received the green light from President Trump to move forward with a new policy. Specifically, the collecting of the social media handles of visa applicants dating back five years.  For further information see Buzzfeed’s […]

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High Profile Sexual Abuse Allegations Tied to a Longstanding Reality

Opening door.

Sexual Abuse Suits: A Change in Society or Exposing Institutional Problems? Recently, there have been high profile sexual abuse lawsuits making headlines across the nation. In light of this, people often ask, “Is something happening to our society causing this increase in harm to children?” Based on statistical analysis it would seem it is more […]

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Part II, Communicating with Unpleasantness: Demand Letters

Demand letter.

What are Demand Letters for? Usually, it is a demand on the other party take some corrective action or to stop doing something. It could be demanding payment because it is late. It could be demanding interest on top of the principal due to the lateness of the payment. Other times, if you are the […]

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Introduction to Adam R. Chang: Immigration Of-Counsel

Immigration law book and gavel

Immigration and the U.S.A.                 People come to the United States for a variety of reasons.  Young students often pursue increased opportunities by enrolling as a student at an American university.  Others long to be reunited with loved ones in their new home country. While, U.S. companies seek […]

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Business Partners Should Talk About Breaking Up First

When assisting business partners form their entities or when my litigation partner is consulting with me on a case I see the following scenario often: A business partnership starts with a money person and an idea person. The idea person has a fantastic business plan and the money person has the cash. They think it […]

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Can You Keep Chickens in Your Backyard?

Happy Lunar New Year All! If you’ve been following me, you may recall I did a blog post on my old website (also found here) celebrating last Lunar New Year’s animal, the monkey. It was a post about “Can You Own a Monkey in Hawaii?” Keeping with that theme this post discusses the laws of […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership & Consensus

Aloha and thank you for continuing to visit this blawg, I hope your 2017 continues to be off to a great start. If you are reading this post hoping it is a continuation from last week’s post on communication it is not directly related, but will still follow in the vein on the topic of […]

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Communicating With Your Business Partners

communicating in contracts

A New Year, A New Business, and A New Of Hope Of Communication Aloha and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! I hope this finds you all well, and I thank you for visiting our legal blog or blawg. How has your first week of 2017? Ready to dive into new projects?  For those of you thinking this […]