May 20, 2021  |  News

Cades Schutte Recognized as Top Law Firm in Hawai‘i by 2021 Chambers & Partners USA Guides

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Cades Schutte is proud to announce that the 2021 Chambers & Partners USA Guide has recognized the firm as a top law firm in Hawai‘i with a record number of distinctions: 20 Cades Schutte attorneys were ranked this year and the firm has been recognized in six practice areas.

Highlights include top tier rankings for Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, and Tax. In particular, Cades Schutte is proud to be the only law firm in Hawai‘i that was ranked this year in the Tax category; clients say that “Cades Schutte is head and shoulders above other firms when it comes to tax.”

Please see below for a full list of ranked Cades Schutte lawyers:

Trever K. Asam (Band 2) – Tax

David F. E. Banks (Band 2) – Labor & Employment

Calvert G. Chipchase (Band 2) – Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

Roger W. Fonseca (Senior Statespeople) – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Vito Galati (Senior Statespeople) – Tax

C. Michael Heihre (Band 1) – Litigation: General Commercial

Amanda M. Jones (Band 3) – Labor & Employment

Grace Nihei Kido (Band 3) – Real Estate

Rick Kiefer (Band 1) – Real Estate

Kelly G. LaPorte (Band 2) – Litigation: General Commercial

Michele S. Loudermilk (Band 3) – Real Estate

John R. Love (Up and Coming) – Real Estate

Chris S. Mashiba (Band 1) – Tax

Cary S. Matsushige (Band 1) – Corporate/Commercial: Finance

Nathan T. Okubo (Up and Coming) – Real Estate

Jeffrey S. Portnoy (Band 1) – Litigation: General Commercial

Marc E. Rousseau (Band 3) – Corporate/Commercial

Paul M. Saito (Band 3) – Labor & Employment

E. Gunner Schull (Senior Statespeople) – Corporate/Commercial

Theodore D.C. Young (Band 2) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

About Chambers & Partners

Chambers & Partners is a world-renowned legal directory that ranks attorneys in their practice areas based on their legal knowledge and experience, effectiveness, and client service, and is based heavily on client feedback and peer reviews.

About Cades Schutte LLP

Cades Schutte is a full-service law firm with over 70 attorneys, providing superior service in over 20 practice areas from the Firm’s main office in Honolulu and offices in Kona, Waimea, Kahului, and Līhuʻe. Since the Firm was founded in 1922, Cades Schutte attorneys have been called on to serve as counsel in some of the most notable cases and transactions in the State of Hawai‘i.

Cades Schutte offers a wide range of corporate and personal legal services with an emphasis on business counseling. The Firm is proud to serve local, national, and international clients, and regularly handles estate planning, tax, and personal litigation matters.

Cades Schutte is organized into four departments—Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate; Litigation; Tax; and Trusts and Estates—but departmental lines are fluid. Cades Schutte attorneys from different departments routinely collaborate on projects to benefit clients. This approach provides a full array of the Firm’s expertise and experience.

Utilizing a ‘firm first’ mentality, the firm has adopted a democratic style of management in which the strategic direction and vision for the firm is developed by its partners, and headed up by its Management Committee. Together, this Committee serves as the Firm’s key visionary, and is specifically charged with implementing the direction and mission of the stakeholders.

Erika Galarneau
Marketing & Business Development Manager