PMK Partner Christian P. Porter was a speaker at The Douglas Trade Show sponsored by Hawaiian Properties held on March 11. Speakers presented on the obligations and objectives of a Community Association Board, and how to become an effective member.  Porter discussed fiduciary duty and avoiding exposure.

PMK Partner Christian P. Porter was a featured panelist at the Hawaiian Properties Seminar for Board of Directors held on February 15th.  Porter discussed General Enforcement of Rules, Fining Policy – Legal Due Diligence Requirements and Assistance Animals.

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.