June 1, 2022  |  News

Cades Schutte Recognized in a Record Number of Practices in Hawai‘i by 2022 Chambers & Partners USA Guides

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Cades Schutte is proud to announce that the firm has been recognized in a record number of eight practice areas in Hawai‘i, with 21 Cades Schutte attorneys recognized as top lawyers in the 2022 Chambers & Partners USA Guide.

The firm is newly recognized in the areas of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation and Environment, and continues to be ranked in the areas of Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, and Tax.

In most of these practice areas, the firm has received “Band 1” recognition, which is the highest level recognized by Chambers & Partners. Notable client quotes from this year include:

“They are first-rate attorneys with a deep bench.”

“They are accessible 24/7, including holidays, to ensure that needs are met.”

“All of the attorneys and counsels are outstanding and respond very quickly to any questions.”

“Cades Schutte is extremely responsive, proactive, and thoughtful in communicating with us. It is a pleasure to work with the firm.”

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

Trever K. Asam (Band 2) – Tax

David F. E. Banks (Band 3) – Corporate/Commercial; (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

Michael Heihre (Band 1) – Litigation: General Commercial

Cheryl L.M.T. Itagaki (Up and Coming) – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Amanda M. Jones (Band 2) – 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 (Band 3) – Real Estate

Chris S. Mashiba (Band 1) – Tax

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

Nathan T. Okubo (Band 3) – 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 80 attorneys, providing superior service in over 40 practice and industry areas from our main office in Honolulu and offices in Kahului, Kona, Līhu‘e, and Waimea. Since the founding of our firm 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, real estate, finance, and civil 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 the firm’s 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 are developed by its partners, and headed up by its Management Committee.

Erika Galarneau
Marketing & Business Development Manager