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Cades Schutte LLP Announces New Partner

Lisa D. Ayabe is the newest partner at the premier Hawai`i law firm


HONOLULU, HAWAII (January 7, 2016) — Cades Schutte LLP, a preeminent provider of legal services, is honored to announce that Lisa D. Ayabe is now a partner at the firm effective January 1, 2016.

A University of Pennsylvania alumna, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Communications, Ms. Ayabe received her law degree, cum laude, from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawai`i. She joined the firm in 2010.

“Lisa is a very accomplished attorney. She demonstrates outstanding professionalism and excellence in all that she does,” said Rhonda L. Griswold, a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. “She’s an invaluable mentor and colleague, and we couldn’t be more honored to have her as a partner.”

While her practice focuses on real estate transactions, commercial leasing, and development financing and documentation, Ms. Ayabe is also extremely active in both the legal and local community. She has presented legislative updates to the Real Property and Financial Services Section of the Hawai`i State Bar Association regarding new legislation, co-authored a chapter of the Hawai`i Real Estate Manual, was named a Hawai`i State Bar Association’s Leadership Institute Fellow, and was also selected as a Pacific Century Fellow in the 2015-2016 class.

About Cades Schutte LLP
Cades Schutte is Hawai`i’s largest full service law firm, with over 68 attorneys offering clients superior legal services in over 23 practice areas. As one of Hawai`i’s oldest law firms, Cades is dedicated to achieving exceptional solutions for their clients, improving the legal system in their community, and enhancing the lives of all our ohana. Since the founding of the firm in 1922, Cades attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawai`i. A nationally recognized, and award-winning legal leader in the areas of litigation, real estate, bankruptcy/restructuring, corporate/commercial, tax, and labor and employment law, Cades has deep roots in Hawai`i, with offices located in Honolulu, Kona, Waimea, and Kahului. For more information, please visit