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Immigration Paperwork: Preparing for Disaster

When disaster strikes, immigrants, and particularly newcomers, may struggle with the fast-paced response time needed to get to safety. For example, we recognize that many refugees may experience traumatic events, such as fleeing a conflict in their home country. A new crisis can then trigger old fears and behaviors. I also understand the surprise that […]

Can a Landlord Charge a Tenant Extra for a Dog?

Happy Lunar New Year all! It is that time of year again. Like last year, where I covered chickens for Year of the Rooster, and monkeys for Year of the Monkey prior to that, I will be talking about laws related to dogs here in Hawaii. I am not going to cover dog bite law […]

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Honoring Fred Korematsu Day

Our law firm would like share some of our attorney’s views on Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. California created this special day, held every January 30, posthumously for Fred T. Korematsu. It is also celebrated in Hawaii and a number of other states. The Day commemorates Fred Korematsu’s birthday and his contributions as a […]

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“Do I Need to Form a Business (Entity)?” Video

Ryan Responds Video on “Do I Need to Form a Business (Entity)?” One of my New Year resolutions was to finally start doing short informative videos on various aspects of business law. Many social media consultant and other small practice firm friends urged me to do this, as I already do educational seminars for business […]

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]