August 30, 2021  |  News

Cades Schutte Announces Expansion of Corporate and Business Team with Arrival of Geoffrey T. Mukae

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HONOLULU (August 2021)–Cades Schutte LLP is proud to announce that Geoffrey T. Mukae has joined the firm’s Honolulu office as Of Counsel, effective August 25, 2021.

Geoff has over 20 years of experience as a corporate and business attorney in Hawai‘i, New York City, Silicon Valley, and Tokyo. He has represented a variety of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital financing, real estate, and other commercial transactions. Prior to joining Cades Schutte, Geoff was working at another large law firm in Hawai‘i.

“We are very excited to welcome Geoff to our Corporate and Business team,” said Ryan M. Wilson of the firm’s Management Committee. “We are certain that Geoff’s deep experience, both throughout the U.S. and internationally in Japan, is a great addition to the existing team. Our Corporate and Business practice is vital to the firm’s growth as Cades Schutte enters its centennial year, and we look forward to solidifying our position as the largest full-service law firm in Hawai‘i.”

Cades Schutte’s Corporate and Business practice is made up of a multi-disciplinary group of attorneys that are capable of advising clients in virtually every phase of their business. The practice is currently led by David F.E. Banks, and is recognized as a top-level firm in the state, currently holding a Band 1 ranking in the Corporate/Commercial category by the prestigious legal rankings publication, Chambers and Partners USA Guide.

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