Hew & Bordenave Blawg

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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

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A New Year, A New Business, And A New Of Hope Of Communication: Part I, Communicating With Your Business Partners 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 […]

“Taxes Are the Price We Pay for a Civilized Society.”

*I posted this to my Facebook yesterday for the Federal income tax return deadline, and forgot to put it to my blawg! To busy dealing with my taxes and clients’ transactional issues during this hectic tax period.  Anyway, a little less relevant today, but remember 2015 Hawaii income tax returns or requests for extension are […]

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Can You Own a Monkey in Hawaii?

Happy Lunar New Year! It is the year of the Fire Monkey! Supposedly, fortune tellers say it is an ear of market volatility, so it is best to make contingency plans and not monkey around! However, enough punning, this post is about owning a monkey in Hawaii. *Disclaimer:  This post discusses general legal issues, but […]

For LLC Owners: The Difference Between Allocations and Distributions

“Why do I have to pay taxes on money that did not get distributed?!” This is a question that many LLC owners (know as “members”) ask me. The confusion (and obviously frustration) of paying out taxes on money that you never received is real, but much of it stems from the lack of understanding that […]

Episode I: You May Dispense with the Pleasantries, Not the Formalities . . . Don’t Forget to Sign!

*Disclaimer:  This post discusses general legal issues, but does not constitute legal advice in any respect.  No reader should act or refrain from acting based on information contained herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Ryan K. Hew, Attorney At Law, LLLC expressly disclaims all liability in respect to any actions […]

Did you Preorder an iPhone 6? Did you Review your Wireless Agreement? (Don’t worry, I know the answer.)

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So were you one of the lucky ones this morning?  Were you able to pre-order yourself an iPhone 6 or an iPhone 6+?  I was successful in getting an iPhone 6, a gold one with 128 GB if you are interested.  However, I was also able to get a copy of my Wireless Customer Agreement […]

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“Nonprofit” does Not Mean “501(c)(3)”

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As it is the giving time, I took some time to give a donation through the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. page. As I was going through the process, this triggered my busy-filled brain that I was going to do a series of one-sheets and posts about nonprofits, tax-exemption status, and the meaning of 501(c)(3) . […]

Shopping Carts in Hawaii! What’s the Law?

  *Disclaimer:  This post discusses general legal issues, but does not constitute legal advice in any respect.  No reader should act or refrain from acting based on information contained herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Ryan K. Hew, Attorney At Law, LLLC expressly disclaims all liability in respect to any […]

BOILERPLATE BLURB: ENTIRE AGREEMENT; INTEGRATION; MERGER.

*Disclaimer:  This post discusses general legal issues, but does not constitute legal advice in any respect.  No reader should act or refrain from acting based on information contained herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Ryan K. Hew, Attorney At Law, LLLC expressly disclaims all liability in respect to any actions […]