We provide top-quality legal services to Hawaii-affiliated businesses and represent a broad base of clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to closely-held corporations, partnerships, families and individuals.

Superior Service for Real Results

Exceeding expectations with outstanding and extensive legal services is what we do at Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris. Operating in Hawaii since 1947, our attorneys are no strangers to the needs of the local business community, and have been repeatedly selected for listing in “The Best Lawyers in America” and in “Best Lawyers of Hawaii” by HONOLULU Magazine.

With clients ranging from large multi-national corporations to smaller partnerships, families, and individuals, our attorneys are committed to providing the best, most effective legal expertise while maintaining excellence in client service. In all cases, we seek to understand our clients’ needs and objectives, while ensuring their peace of mind every step of the way. And after decades of experience, we are still reinventing new ways to serve the community we love through unparalleled legal service with a touch of aloha.


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Latest News and Upcoming Events

March 2nd, 2015

John Mackey and Joseph Ernst of Torkildson, Katz will be part of a panel presenting at the Management Education Council’s seminar series on Employment Law in Hawaii.

March 2nd, 2015

March 2, 2015 is the last day to register for SHRM’s March 5, 2015 seminar featuring guest speakers Scott Ferrin, Gary Edwards, Lisa Brewer and John Knorek.  Topics discussed to include:

Best Practices in Talen Management Strategy
How to Conduct Workplace Investigations
Legal Essentials

For more information and to register, click here.

February 19th, 2015

Ron Heller of Torkildson Katz successfully represented Kaheawa Wind Power, LLC in a case involving a real property tax assessment by the County of Maui.

December 11th, 2014

We had a great time at this year’s SHRM Hawaii Conference!

October 23rd, 2014

On Friday, October 24, 2014 Ron Heller will be part of a panel presenting “The Affordable Care Act 2014 Update.”  Ron will describe tax credits for employers and other tax issues related to the ACA.  Visit HSBA.org for more information or to register.