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Cades Schutte law Firm and Attorneys Recognized in Best Lawyers in America ® 2014

Cades Schutte is named as one of the 2014 “Best Law Firms,” three partners are named “Lawyers of the Year,” and the firm maintains its lead as the law firm in Hawai`i with the most Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc.). Best Lawyers® compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.

2014 Best Law Firm

Cades Schutte – Metropolitan Tier 1

  • Hawai`i
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Tax
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mediation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

2014 Lawyers of the Year

Cades Schutte – 2014 Lawyers of the Year

  • Ellen N. Kawashima has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Honolulu Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Grace Nihei Kido has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Honolulu Environmental Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
  • Gail M. Tamashiro has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2014 Honolulu Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

2014 Best Lawyers

Cades Schutte – 2014 Best Lawyers
Arbitration

  • Keith Y. Yamada (2011)

Banking and Finance Law

  • Nicholas C. Dreher (1993)
  • Gail M. Tamashiro (1995)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

  • Nicholas C. Dreher (1993)

Bet-the-Company Litigation

  • C. Michael Heihre (1995)
  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Commercial Litigation

  • C. Michael Heihre (1995)
  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)
  • David Schulmeister (2003)
  • Roy A. Vitousek III (2006)

Construction Law

  • Keith Y. Yamada (2011)

Corporate Law

  • David F. E. Banks (2003)
  • E. Gunner Schull (1989)

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

  • C. Michael Heihre (1995)
  • Philip J. Leas (2007)

Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

  • Roger W. Fonseca (1987)
  • Ellen N. Kawashima (2010)

Employment Law – Management

  • David F. E. Banks (2003)

Environmental Law

  • Grace Nihei Kido (2003)
  • Patricia J. McHenry (2010)

Financial Services Regulation Law

  • Gino L. Gabrio (1995)

Insurance Law

  • Peter W. Olson (2006)
  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Labor Law – Management

  • David F. E. Banks (2003)

Land Use and Zoning Law

  • Roy A. Vitousek III (2006)

Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants

  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Litigation – Bankruptcy

  • Nicholas C. Dreher (1993)

Litigation – Construction

  • C. Michael Heihre (1995)
  • Kelly G. LaPorte (2014) *
  • David Schulmeister (2003)

Litigation – First Amendment

  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Litigation – Labor and Employment

  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

  • Roy A. Vitousek III (2006)

Litigation – Real Estate

  • Calvert G. Chipchase (2014) *
  • C. Michael Heihre (1995)
  • Kelly G. LaPorte (2014) *
  • Roy A. Vitousek III (2006)

Litigation – Trusts and Estates

  • Rhonda L. Griswold (2003)

Litigation and Controversy – Tax

  • Roger H. Epstein (1987)
  • Chris S. Mashiba (2006)

Mediation

  • Keith Y. Yamada (2011)

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

  • E. Gunner Schull (1989)

Natural Resources Law

  • Gino L. Gabrio (1995)

Patent Law

  • Martin E. Hsia (1991)

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy (1993)

Real Estate Law

  • Gino L. Gabrio (1995)
  • Grace Nihei Kido (2003)
  • Richard J. Kiefer (2006)
  • Bernice Littman (1995)
  • Gail M. Tamashiro (1995)
  • Roy A. Vitousek III (2006)

Tax Law

  • Roger H. Epstein (1987)
  • Vito Galati (2003)
  • Chris S. Mashiba (2006)

Trademark Law

  • Martin E. Hsia (1991)

Trusts and Estates

  • Rhonda L. Griswold (2003)