Craig I. Nakanishi Joins Cades Schutte

Craig I. Nakanishi joined the firm in 2015 as Of Counsel with a focus on energy, public utilities, and business and real property transactions. He has extensive experience representing clients in the petroleum, electric, and alternative/renewable energy industries.

His energy practice includes advising on a wide array of energy issues, including those arising in purchase power negotiations, capital projects, fuel contracts, rate cases, financing matters, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, legislation, administrative proceedings, and investigations, as well as providing guidance in the formulation of strategic plans, regulatory frameworks, case management, regulatory interaction, and government affairs.

Craig also represents public utility companies and common carriers providing electric, petroleum, water, wastewater, telecommunication and transportation services in rate, regulatory and other proceedings before the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Hawai`i.

In his business and real estate practice, Craig has handled the acquisition or divestiture of capital stock or assets; transactions involving the purchase, sale and leasing of real property; and the negotiation, documentation, and implementation of a diverse array of contracts and various issues arising in day-to-day operations of his clients. He has advised clients on internal resource and management issues, corporate governance, and reorganization matters, and general corporate matters.