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

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

New blog post on effect of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on Hawaii businesses

LegalTXTS, a Luminate Law blog, published a new post about the effect of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) on Hawaii businesses. The CCPA will impact businesses in California and beyond, especially businesses that have an Internet presence, which is commonplace. The CCPA will take effect on January 1, 2020. Read the blog … Read more New blog post on effect of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) on Hawaii businesses

Elijah Yip to Speak About California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) to American Marketing Association of Hawaii

Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip will be speaking to the American Marketing Association, Hawaii Chapter about the California Consumer Protection Act at a Lunch & Learn seminar on November 14, 2019. The CCPA is California’s new data privacy law that will take effect on January 1, 2020. The seminar will cover the applicability of the … Read more Elijah Yip to Speak About California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) to American Marketing Association of Hawaii

Elijah Yip selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Environmental Litigation by The Best Lawyers in America©

Elijah Yip was awarded the distinction of “Lawyer of the Year” in 2020 for Litigation-Environmental in Hawaii by The Best Lawyers in America, a distinguished peer review guide.  Elijah was also selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Litigation-Real Estate and Litigation-Commercial.

Elijah Yip speaks about privacy law at Internet Law seminar

05/22/19 – Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip joined Seith Reiss and Walter Coronel as a panelist in a presentation on the fundamentals of Internet Law. The seminar was sponsored by the Intellectual Property and Technology Law section of the Hawaii Bar Association. Yip presented on privacy law in the U.S. and the GDPR, while Reiss … Read more Elijah Yip speaks about privacy law at Internet Law seminar

Elijah Yip to present seminar on legal ethics and cybersecurity

On April 26, 2019, Luminate Law partner Elijah Yip will be presenting a CLE seminar on the ethical duties of lawyers in regards to cybersecurity. Elijah will discuss what the rules of ethics require attorneys to do to protect their sensitive data from data breaches and cyberattacks. Elijah will also share tips for enhancing the … Read more Elijah Yip to present seminar on legal ethics and cybersecurity

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