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

January 29th, 2016

Annual OSHA Injury & Illness Recordkeeping Forms Due February 1, 2016

For employers required by OSHA regulations to keep an Injury and Illness Log (OSHA Form 300), the February 1st posting deadline for the 2015 annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (OSHA Form 300-A) is right around the corner.

January 20th, 2016

On Thursday, February 25, 2016, John Knorek of Torkildson, Katz will speak at “Recent Developments Impacting Federal Contractors”, a seminar presented by the Hawaii Employers Council. The seminar is intended to help federal contractors get ready to comply with recently issued OFCCP rules and Executive Orders.

October 23rd, 2015

Ron Heller will be presenting “Professional Ethics for Hawaii CPAs,” a 4-hour Continuing Professional Education Course, on Kauai on November 6 and on Oahu on December 4.

September 28th, 2015

On Wednesday, September 30, 2015, John Knorek of Torkildson, Katz will speak at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s 2nd Small Biz Academy workshop.  The Workshop is a half-day series of seminars designed to help those who want to start a business and to help small to medium-sized business owners run their operations more efficiently and profitably.  Mr.

September 22nd, 2015

On Thursday, September 17, 2015, John Knorek of Torkildson, Katz spoke alongside Al Pattison of Hawaiiana Management at the Community Associations Institute-Hawaii Chapter’s Employment Law Seminar, “Firing Line: Do’s and Don’ts of Employment Law”.