Luminate Law partners Wang and Yip address effects of COVID-19 on contracts in webinar on business disruption and the law

Luminate Law partners Dean Wang and Elijah Yip presented a webinar to the Hawaii Employers Council webinar about the law applicable to events causing unexpected disruptions to business like the COVID-19 pandemic. Yip and Wang discussed the impact of business disruptive events on contracts, dispute resolution options, and employee privacy.

Elijah Yip discusses contract relief for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 in Honolulu Civil Beat article

March 30, 2020 – Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip provided comments in a Honolulu Civil Beat article about federal aid and legal relief available to small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Yip explained that contractual defenses like force majeure, frustration of possibility, and impossibility could help businesses that find it hard to fulfill contractual obligations due … Read more

Ninth Circuit affirms $1.3 million judgment obtained by firm against national environmental contractor

February 19, 2020 — The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $1.3 million judgment that Luminate Law obtained against a national environmental services company in the federal district court in Hawaii. The appellate court issued a brief memorandum opinion affirming the judgment two weeks after holding oral argument on the appeal. The case pitted a Hawaii subcontractor … Read more

Dean Wang speaks to Hawaii Freelancers Network about “Legal Wants and Needs of Entrepreneurs”

November 1, 2018 Luminate Law partner Dean Wang spoke to the Hawaii Freelancers Network about “Legal Wants and Needs of Entrepreneurs.” Dean discussed the absolute requirements for a small business to be compliant with the law and to avoid major legal risks.  Dean also shared tips for minimizing legal risks and protect a business as a going concern.  The … Read more

Firm wins $1.1 million judgment for Hawaii environmental remediation company against national contractor

The firm secured a $1.1 million judgment for a leading environmental remediation services company in Hawaii, against a national environmental contractor.  The victory capped nearly two years of litigation that culminated in a trial before Chief Judge J. Michael Seabright of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii.   The case involved a contractual … Read more