J. Porter DeVries

J. Porter DeVries

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

Practice Areas
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Condo / HOA
  • Civil Litigation & ADR
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Polish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney & CEO
DeVries & Associates, P.C.
- Current
Real Estate, Condo & HOA, Business, and Civil Litigation.
Segal Gebski PLLC
International Commercial Litigation
Law Clerk
Cowan Liebowitz & Latman
Intellectual Property and Litigation
Legal Advisor
United Nations
Economic and Sustainable Development
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.A. (2012) | Environmental Political Economy
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. (2012) | Law
Honors: Phi Alpha Delta (Legal Honors Society)
Activities: Green Law Journal
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Professional Associations
Hawaii State Bar Association  # 010024
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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.
International Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
Environmental Law
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
Websites & Blogs
DeVries & Associates, P.C.
DeVries & Associates Blog
Contact & Map
75-5591 Palani Rd Suite 2001
Kailua Kona, HI 96740
Telephone: (808) 339-3200
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