February 8, 2022  |  News

Trever K. Asam Selected for Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20

News Asam Trever

Cades Schutte is proud to announce that Trever K. Asam has been selected as one of Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 for 2022. Each year, Hawaii Business Magazine honors 20 people who they believe will have a major positive impact on Hawai‘i over the next two decades.

Trever is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group and also serves as the firm’s pro bono coordinator. Hawaii Business Magazine recognized Trever for his achievements as an attorney at Cades Schutte representing nonprofit and for-profit clients navigating tax issues, as well as his work outside the office as president of Volunteer Legal Services Hawai‘i and on the boards of both Teach for America Hawai‘i and Hawai‘i Contemporary.

“Congratulations from all of us at Cades Schutte,” said Nathan T. Okubo, of the firm’s Management Committee. “I have always admired Trever for his ability to balance pro bono work and volunteer service with his client work. I cannot think of a colleague who is more suited for this award than Trever.”

Prior to becoming an attorney, Trever was a middle school teacher at Paul Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. with Teach for America. He clerked for Judge Susan Oki Mollway at the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai‘i after law school before joining private practice in both D.C. and then Hawai‘i.

Read the full write-up of Trever’s achievements.

About Cades Schutte LLP

Cades Schutte is a full-service law firm with over 80 attorneys, providing superior service in over 40 practice and industry 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 & 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