June 1, 2023  |  News

2023 Chambers and Partners USA Recognizes Cades Schutte as Top Law Firm in Hawai‘i

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Cades Schutte is proud to maintain a top Band ranking in eight practice areas in the 2023 Chambers and Partners USA Guide: Bankruptcy/Restructuring, Corporate/Commercial, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, and Tax.

Notable client quotes from this year include:

”The team are on top of their specific markets, they provide excellent guidance and updates to certain protocols and structures.”

“The firm has an outstanding legal team with a deep bench, suitable for a complex array of legal matters.”

”Cades Schutte has sharp attorneys that work well together to handle complex matters.”

”The firm are among the best in Hawaii at handling complex real estate transactions, with experienced professionals providing island-specific insights that facilitate timely closing and minimize post-closing issues.”

In addition, a record number of 24 Cades Schutte attorneys are ranked, including 10 attorneys who either improved their rankings or have been newly ranked. The ranked Cades Schutte lawyers are:

Trever K. Asam (Band 2) – Tax

David F. E. Banks (Band 2) – Corporate/Commercial; (Band 2) – Labor & Employment

Calvert G. Chipchase (Band 1) Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use; (Band 2) – Litigation: General Commercial

Roger W. Fonseca (Senior Statespeople) – Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Vito Galati (Senior Statespeople) – Tax

C. Michael Heihre (Band 1) – Litigation: General Commercial

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

Amanda M. Jones (Band 1) – Labor & Employment

Grace Nihei Kido (Senior Statespeople) – 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 2) – Real Estate; (Band 1) – Corporate/Commercial: Finance

Chris S. Mashiba (Band 1) – Tax

Cary S. Matsushige (Senior Statespeople) – Corporate/Commercial: Finance

Patricia J. McHenry (Band 2) – Environment

Trisha L. Nishimoto (Up and Coming) – Litigation: General Commercial

Nathan T. Okubo (Band 3) – Real Estate

Jeffrey S. Portnoy (Band 1) – Litigation: General Commercial

Paul M. Saito (Band 3) – Labor & Employment

E. Gunner Schull (Senior Statespeople) – Corporate/Commercial

Justin M. Sugiyama (Band 1) – Corporate/Commercial: Finance

Ryan M. Wilson (Band 2) – Tax

Theodore D.C. Young (Band 2) – Bankruptcy/Restructuring

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and 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.

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