J. Porter DeVries

J. Porter DeVries

DeVries & Associates, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Construction Law
  • Hawaii, New York
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Summary

J. Porter DeVries began his career at the Wall Street firm of Segal Gebski, where he represented clients encountering construction, business, real estate, and international disputes. With Condominium and Community Association clients, Porter focuses on enabling Boards of Directors to establish and maintain the highest standards of good governance. Underscoring the firm’s proactive approach, he leads DeVries’ preventative counseling and strategic planning services, as well as ensuring that Boards are legally protected in disputes and thrive in the myriad aspects of governing Hawaii’s diverse associations. Leading the firm’s Real Estate and Commercial Litigation sector, Porter routinely handles commercial lease disputes, real property disputes, partnership disputes, title disputes, construction defect litigation, condominium association and planned community association disputes, sale and acquisition disputes, and other related commercial and business disputes. Mr. DeVries co-founded DeVries & Associates to serve the unique needs of boards and clients in keeping pace with the demands and changes in community association governance. His practice focuses on condominium and community association law; as well as commercial and real estate litigation. Porter is a member of the West Hawaii Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, American Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Porter is an active member of Hawaii Community Association Institute. He serves on the Board of Directors for Pacific Jet, Inc., Kuleana Education, Inc., and Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce.

Education
Pace Law School
J.D. (2012) | Law
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Honors: Phi Alpha Delta (Legal Honors Society)
Activities: Green Law Journal
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (2012) | Environmental Political Economy
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Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney & CEO
DeVries & Associates, P.C.
- Current
Real Estate, Condo & HOA, Business, and Civil Litigation.
Associate
Segal Gebski PLLC
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International Commercial Litigation
Law Clerk
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman
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Intellectual Property and Litigation
Legal Advisor
United Nations
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Economic and Sustainable Development
Publications
Articles & Publications
Key Issues When Negotiating Power Purchase Agreements
Community Association Institute - Hawaii
Environmental Law Update
American Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Condominium Governance, Kailua Kona, HI
DeVries & Associates, P.C.
Certifications
International Law
Pace Law School
Environmental Law
Pace Law School
Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association # 010024
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Hawaii
New York
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Condo / HOA
  • Civil Litigation & ADR
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
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Websites & Blogs
Website
DeVries & Associates, P.C.
Blog
DeVries & Associates Blog
Contact & Map
Office
75-5591 Palani Rd Suite 2001
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
USA
Telephone: (808) 339-3200