August 18, 2022  |  News

Fifty-Nine Cades Schutte LLP Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists

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Cades Schutte is proud to announce that once again, a record number of attorneys have been recognized this year in the Best Lawyers® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists in Hawai‘i. Fifty-nine lawyers have been included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America and ten lawyers have been included in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. We are also thrilled to announce that ten attorneys are newly recognized this year(*), and 19 of our previously listed attorneys are recognized in new areas of specialty (a total of 25 new recognitions for our existing Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch).

In addition, Calvert G. Chipchase (Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use and Zoning Law), Christopher T. Goodin (Litigation – Real Estate), Amanda M. Jones (Employment Law – Management), Chris S. Mashiba (Litigation and Controversy – Tax), Craig I. Nakanishi (Energy Law), and Ryan M. Wilson (Tax Law) were named as 2023 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer Of the Year” in the state of Hawai‘i. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”, making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers lists are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Cades Schutte LLP would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2023 The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch lists:

The Best Lawyers in America

  • Trisha H.S.T. Akagi* – Litigation – Real Estate
  • Trever K. Asam – Tax Law
  • Lisa D. Ayabe – Banking and Finance Law; Leisure and Hospitality Law; Real Estate Law
  • David F. E. Banks – Corporate Law; Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Securities Regulation
  • Calvert G. Chipchase – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Government Contracts; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Dennis W. Chong Kee* – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Roger W. Fonseca – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Vito Galati – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Christopher T. Goodin – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Rhonda L. Griswold – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Christopher T. Harrison – Banking and Finance Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Michael Heihre – Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Martin E. Hsia – Patent Law; Trade Secrets Law; Trademark Law
  • Amanda M. Jones – Arbitration; Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Grace Nihei Kido – Environmental Law; Real Estate Law
  • Rick Kiefer – Banking and Finance Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Kelly G. LaPorte – Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Philip J. Leas – Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law
  • Michele S. Loudermilk – Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • John R. Love – Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • Chris S. Mashiba – Litigation and Controversy – Tax; Tax Law
  • Cary S. Matsushige* – Banking and Finance Law
  • Lindsay N. McAneeley* – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Patricia J. McHenry – Environmental Law
  • Allison Mizuo Lee* – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Real Estate
  • Geoffrey T. Mukae* – Corporate Law
  • Craig I. Nakanishi – Corporate Law; Energy Law; Energy Regulatory Law
  • Trisha L. Nishimoto – Litigation – Health Care; Litigation – Insurance; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Nathan T. Okubo – Banking and Finance Law; Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Peter W. Olson – Insurance Law; Litigation – Insurance
  • Jeffrey M. Osterkamp – Construction Law
  • Jeffrey S. Portnoy – Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Employment Law – Management; Insurance Law; Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Insurance; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Marc E. Rousseau – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Corporate Law; Litigation – Mergers and Acquisitions; Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Paul M. Saito – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Gunner Schull – Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • David Schulmeister – Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction
  • Summer G. Shelverton – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Kristin S. Shigemura – Employment Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Keoni Shultz – Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Justin M. Sugiyama – Real Estate Law
  • Gail M. Tamashiro – Banking and Finance Law; Real Estate Law
  • Mauna Kea Trask – Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Andrea K. Ushijima – Real Estate Law
  • Daniel C. Vermillion – Litigation – Trusts and Estates; Trusts and Estates
  • Roy A. Vitousek III – Commercial Litigation; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Lori K. Wilke – Real Estate Law
  • Ryan M. Wilson – Tax Law
  • Keith Y. Yamada – Arbitration; Construction Law; Litigation – Construction; Mediation
  • Theodore D.C. Young – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

About Best Lawyers®

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.

Best Lawyers® has published its list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. Its first international list was published in 2006 and since then has grown to provide lists in over 75 countries.

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.

Contact:

Erika Galarneau
Marketing & Business Development Manager
808.521.9257
egalarneau@cades.com