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Gregory W. Kugle Elected to Meritas Board of Directors

Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, a Honolulu-based law firm, today announced that Gregory W. Kugle has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Meritas, a global alliance of business law firms. Kugle was elected to the position during Meritas’ recent annual meeting. Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert is the only Hawaii law firm that belongs to Meritas, an alliance of 175 independent law firms in 75 countries.

In his role as a board member, Kugle will be responsible for reviewing and establishing policy and setting strategy for the alliance. Kugle will also act as an organizational leader, serving as a liaison to member firms on administrative issues. He will maintain contact with members, encourage and promote cross communications, and gather feedback on Meritas initiatives. Kugle will serve a three-year term, during which time he will also serve on the Finance committee. The Meritas Board of Directors is comprised of 21 lawyers from its member firms around the world.

“I’m excited to be a member of the Meritas Board of Directors,” Kugle said. “The international alliance provides our clients with the opportunity for exceptional service around the world. We are pleased that a Honolulu law firm’s experience and perspective can help to guide this global organization.”
“We’re thrilled that Greg will be joining the Meritas Board of Directors,” said Tanna Moore, CEO of Meritas. “Greg has always been a strong advocate for the organization, and Meritas will continue to rely on his insights during strategic planning, business development, and member recruitment, retention and development efforts.”

Kugle, a director of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, concentrates his practice in the area of litigation.  He works in the areas of commercial disputes and business litigation, construction, land use and real estate, antitrust, product liability and personal injury, aviation, bankruptcy, admiralty and insurance coverage.  He has litigated cases before the Hawaii District and Circuit Courts, the Hawaii Bankruptcy Court and United States District Court, and has handled appeals before the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals, the Hawaii Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert Founded in 1963, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert serves the Hawaii business community with the connections and capabilities of an international practice, holding the highest standards for business law and commercial litigation. The firm is part of the Meritas network of more than 170 independent law firms in at least 60 countries, and the only representative in Hawaii. With more than 20 attorneys, the firm’s practice areas include: Appellate Law; Bankruptcy & Creditor Rights; Business & Commercial; Dispute Resolution, Energy; Immigration; Insurance; Intellectual Property; Land Use; Probate, Trusts & Estates; Rail; and Real Estate & Construction. Its office is located at 1003 Bishop Street on the 16th floor.

For more information, visit www.hawaiilawyer.com.
About Meritas Founded in 1990, Meritas is an international alliance of commercial law firms in 75 countries working across jurisdictions to provide clients the best of both worlds:  a local legal partner with full service capabilities and the cost efficiency and personal attention unmatched by mega law firms. Each member law firm is required to adhere to rigorous and specific service standards on a regular basis. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Meritas has 175 member firms worldwide and more than 7,000 lawyers. To find a Meritas law firm or for more information, visit www.meritas.org or call +1 (612) 339-8680.


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