The Honolulu law firm of Porter McGuire Kiakona, LLP (PMK) is pleased to announce that Dallas H. Walker and Leo Shimizu have joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Walker graduated summa cum laude from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Prior to joining PMK, he practiced civil litigation at a mid-sized law firm in Honolulu, assisting clients in real estate and business disputes. Walker will join the firm’s litigation section, which serves clients on Oahu and the neighbor islands. He is also a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Shimizu also earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the William S. Richard School of Law. Prior to joining PMK, he worked as an associate with the Honolulu law firm Carlsmith Ball LLP, focusing on litigation, corporate law, and small business law. As an associate attorney at PMK, Shimizu will practice in the areas of community association, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.

Porter McGuire Kiakona, LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Kapono Kiakona was elected president of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Hawaii Chapter for the 2020 year.

CAI is an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities. CAI has 64 chapters worldwide and provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.

The Honolulu law firm of Porter McGuire Kiakona & Chow, LLP (PMKC) is pleased to announce that Kaitlyn Mark has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Mark earned her J.D. from the William S. Richardson School of Law from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a bachelor’s degree in Law, Societies and Justice from the University of Washington.

She will join the firm’s growing Family Law practice, which serves clients on Oahu and the neighbor islands. Kaitlyn is a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Partner R. Laree McGuire was a featured panelist at the November 14th, 2019  Hawaii Chapter of Community Associations Institute educational seminar.  McGuire discussed issues related to the collection of delinquent owner accounts, including the legal effect of the passage of Senate Bill 551 now known as Act 282 concerning the right of condominium associations to conduct nonjudicial foreclosures.