Practice Areas

Chee Markham & Feldman provides legal services for local and mainland insurance companies needing experienced counsel in Hawaii. Our firm's expertise extends to a variety of practice areas. With a primary focus on insurance defense, subrogation and coverage, our attorneys are also experienced legal advisors and litigators in the areas of real estate and construction disputes, as well as business and commercial law matters. Underlying our entire practice is a philosophy of cost-effective, communicative client support, demonstrated by our emphasis on alternative dispute resolution.

Insurance Defense & Coverage

Our firm represents all types of insurance companies, including premises, auto, construction, dram shop, and products liability insurance providers, as well as professional malpractice insurance providers for realtors, medical providers and attorneys. Our attorneys provide analysis and coverage opinions based on decades of insurance policy expertise. Through thorough preparation and investigation, our clients receive defense representation that offers them an optimal opportunity to achieve a favorable result. Our attorneys are capable of resolving our clients' disputes through mediation, arbitration, and at trial. For more details, visit our insurance defense and coverage page.

Real Estate & Construction Disputes

Our attorneys regularly assist clients with a wide variety of real estate legal issues including real estate partnerships, purchases and other buy/sell issues, leasing and other landlord-tenant disputes, financing, development, taxation, and zoning. Our firm also handles construction disputes, including contractor disputes and construction defects. Chee Markham & Feldman's attorneys have considerable experience resolving disputes and controversies arising out of real estate and construction-related activities. Contractual disputes involving real estate law can be particularly complex -- our attorneys have the experience and specific expertise to handle these complex disputes. Our real estate and construction disputes page has more information on this practice area.

Business & Commercial Law

Like our other practice areas, our business and commercial law practice focuses on serving clients' interests through cost-effective representation. Our attorneys have years of experience in advising and assisting clients involved in business formation, as well as a wide range of business transactions. Chee Markham & Feldman is capable of providing the skill and resources of a larger firm to our large corporate clientele, while maintaining the personal approach that all clients large and small appreciate. Our ability to employ innovative negotiation and other dispute resolution methods enables many clients to avoid litigation. When litigation cannot be avoided, our attorneys are capable of handling complex commercial litigation. To learn more about this practice area, visit our business and commercial law page.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

As a crucial aspect of our cost-effective legal approach, the attorneys at Chee Markham & Feldman have extensive alternative dispute resolution (ADR) experience. Whether representing a party at mediation, arbitration, or other negotiations, or serving as a third party neutral at any of these proceedings, our attorneys have the ADR experience needed to help clients reach amicable solutions outside the courtroom. Mediation and arbitration generally offer a means to resolve differences in a manner that is less costly and time-consuming than litigation. Our experienced ADR attorneys actively promote these cost-effective solutions and have the expertise needed to facilitate their effectiveness. Visit our alternative dispute resolution page for more details.

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