Hew & Bordenave Blawg

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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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High Profile Sexual Abuse Allegations Tied to a Longstanding Reality

Opening door.

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

Demand letter.

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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Business Partners Should Talk About Breaking Up First

When assisting business partners form their entities or when my litigation partner is consulting with me on a case I see the following scenario often: A business partnership starts with a money person and an idea person. The idea person has a fantastic business plan and the money person has the cash. They think it […]

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Can You Keep Chickens in Your Backyard?

Happy Lunar New Year All! If you’ve been following me, you may recall I did a blog post on my old website (also found here) celebrating last Lunar New Year’s animal, the monkey. It was a post about “Can You Own a Monkey in Hawaii?” Keeping with that theme this post discusses the laws of […]

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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

communicating in contracts

A New Year, A New Business, and A New Of Hope Of Communication 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 projects?  For those of you thinking this […]

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Old Posts: From Ryan K. Hew, Attorney at Law, LLLC

From Old Solo to New Partnership Hey everyone, thanks for visiting our Blawg. I am just letting you know that all the posts prior to January 1, 2017 are from my solo practice. They are from Ryan K. Hew, Attorney at Law, LLLC. In particular, the old: hawaiiesquire.com. I brought the posts to our 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 […]