Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert, Attorney, Director

Christine Kubota is a local attorney and director at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert. Born and raised in Japan, she joined the firm in 1988 and immediately began building a practice in corporate, commercial, and real estate law, primarily with Japanese-speaking clients. To address the needs of her Japanese clients, her practice also encompasses immigration law, estate planning and employment matters.

Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Asian Studies and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

Kubota is a past director of Meritas, a worldwide affiliation of commercial law firms, which has members in over 270 cities. Damon Key is the exclusive Hawai‘i affiliate of Meritas. She was a past chair and currently serves as a board member for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce.  She is also the immediate past-president of the United Japanese Society and actively volunteers with a number of community organizations including the U.S. Japan Council, Japan-American Society of Honolulu, Hiroshima Kenjinkai and Japanese Women’s Society Foundation. Kubota was a finalist for the Pacific Business News Women Who Mean Business in 2010 and was named the Best Corporate Lawyer in Hawai‘i for 2013.