Cades Schutte is proud to announce that Allison Mizuo Lee, an attorney in the Litigation Department and founding resident partner of the firm’s Līhuʻe office, has been selected as an honoree for Pacific Business News’ 23rd annual Women Who Mean Business (WWMB) awards.
The WWMB awards celebrate the voices, accomplishments, and impact of some of the most successful businesswomen in Hawai‘i. This year, Allison was a part of 40 honorees representing various industries, including health care, insurance, education, and real estate, among others.
“We are extremely pleased to see Allison recognized as one of Pacific Business News’ Women Who Mean Business this year,” said Amanda M. Jones, member of Cades Schutte’s Management Committee. “I have worked with Allison for many years and seen her successes as an attorney firsthand. I believe she truly exemplifies the qualities and accomplishments that any businesswoman in Hawai‘i should strive to achieve.”
Allison’s legal career spans across 20 years, and she has successfully resolved numerous matters, primarily in the areas of commercial and real estate litigation, lender liability defense, and foreclosure, while also serving as a mentor to more junior attorneys. Although she started practicing in Cades Schutte’s Honolulu office in 2002, in 2016 she moved back to Kaua‘i, where she was born and raised, to set-up the firm’s Līhuʻe office. The office and firm’s practice on Kaua‘i have continued to grow under Allison’s leadership.
Outside of her legal practice, Allison also dedicates her time to giving back to the community. At her direction, the firm has supported many Kaua‘i-based non-profit organizations. Allison has served as secretary and as vice-president of the Kaua‘i Bar Association, and is the organization’s current president.
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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.
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