Kenneth R. Kupchak

Attorney in Honolulu, HI
Phi Kappa Phi; Sigma Tau. Listed in Best Lawyers in America - Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Construction Law, Eminent Domain, Land Use and Insurance Lawyers in Construction. Board of Editors, Cornell Law Review, 1969-1970. Co-Author: "Arrow of Time: Vested Rights, Zoning, Estoppel, and Development Agreements in Hawaii," 27 U. Haw. L. Rev. (2005); "Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law," Aspen, 2000-; "The DESIGN/BUILD DESKBOOK," A Guide to Licensing and Procurement Requirements in the 50 States and Canada, American Bar Association, 2000-; "State-By-State Guide to Architect, Engineer and Contractor Licensing," Aspen 1998-; "A State-By-State Guide to Construction & Design Law," American Bar Association, 1998-; "State Public Construction Law Source Book," CCH 2002; American Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry's "The Annotated Construction Law Glossary," 2010. Adjunct Professor, The William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 1993. Chief Minority Counsel, State of Hawaii House of Representatives, Eighth Legislature, 1974-1976. Legislative Coordinator, Hawaii State Association of Counties, 1987. Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association.
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Areas of Law

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Land Use
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Real Estate


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Admitted in 1971, Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
1980, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
1981, U.S. Court of International Trade
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
1984, U.S. Supreme Court

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  • Law School Attended

    Cornell University
    Class of 1971
    with specialization in International Affairs

    University Attended

    Cornell University
    Class of 1964

    Pennsylvania State University
    Class of 1965

    Associations & Memberships

    Hawaii State Bar Association; American Bar Association (Member: Forum on the Construction Industry; Governing Committee, 2002-2005; Co-Chair, Membership Committee, 2003-2005; Chair, Marketin... More

    Bar Fellowship

    American College of Construction Lawyers; American Bar Foundation.

    Representative Cases

    United States of America, for the use and benefit of International Business Machines Corp. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, 112 F.Supp. 2d 1023 (2000); Brewer Environmental Industries, Inc. v. A.A.T. Chemical, Inc., 73 Haw. 344 (1992); Kaiser Hawaii Kai Dev. Co. v. City and County of Honolulu, 70 Haw. 480, 777 P.2d 244 (1989); Sandy Beach Defens... More

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    Kenneth R. Kupchak
    Pauahi Tower 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1600,
    Honolulu, HI 96813-6452


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