KALE FELDMAN, ESQ.
AREA OF EXPERTISECommercial/Business , Condo/AOAO , Construction/Design , General Civil , Partnership/Corporate Law , Real Property , Securities
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Born December 3, 1958, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Feldman is a Partner who concentrates on construction, commercial and tort law litigation and is the head of the firm’s Construction Law Section. Mr. Feldman has successfully litigated, arbitrated, mediated and engineered takeover workouts for numerous complex construction disputes involving sureties, owners, general contractors, subcontractors, architects, design professionals, lenders and material suppliers. He has also counseled both owners and general contractors in the pre-construction stage of projects in drafting joint venture agreements and construction contracts.
Mr. Feldman also has experience appearing before the NLRB on labor related issues that are unique to the construction industry, and the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and other State and County Agencies and Departments on procurement issues and bid disputes concerning public contracts and before the Contractor’s License Board on contractor’s licensing issues. Mr. Feldman’s experience and training are in the specific areas of Federal and State contracts (including Miller Act bond claims), AIA construction contracts, delay and impact cliams, CPM scheduling issues, differing site conditions, mechanic’s lien claims, bonding and other surety related issues, environmental issues that relate to the construction industry such as spills and clean up issues, public bid law, and issues that pertain construction related insurance such as workers compensation, all builders risk and general liability.
Mr. Feldman has lectured before construction industry groups on the subject of “Partnering”, mechanic’s liens, and general construction law, and has lectured as a guest lecture at the University of Hawaii’s School of Engineering on the subject of construction contracts. He is a co-author of Hawaii Construction Law: What Do You Do When…? (National Business Institute, 1994) and Construction Liens in Hawaii (Lorman Education Services 1994) Advanced Construction Law in Hawaii (National Business Institute 1985) and Enforcing Construction Liens and Bond Claims (Lorman Education Services 1996). He is also a contributing author of Fifty State Public Construction Contracting(John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1996), in which he wrote the section on the State of Hawaii’s Procurement Code.
Mr. Feldman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Hawaii in 1981, and graduated for the University of California Hastings College of Law in 1984, where he was Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. He joined what is today Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda in 1984 where he was an Associate and later elected to the partnership in 1989.
He is member of the Hawaii Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry, and is on the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators with the American Arbitration Association and the First Circuit Court Annexed Arbitration Program.