January 2, 2024  |  News

Sachi E. Hiatt and Nathan C. Yang Named Cades Schutte LLP’s Newest Partners

Sachi Hiatt And Nate Yang

HONOLULU (January 2, 2024)—Cades Schutte LLP is proud to announce that Sachi E. Hiatt and Nathan C. Yang of its Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate Department have been promoted to partner, effective January 1, 2024.

The following is a list of Cades Schutte’s new partners:

  • Sachi E. Hiatt is a partner in the Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate Department. Her practice focuses on real estate sales and acquisitions, condominiums and other planned developments, and land use review. Sachi has been involved in a variety of multimillion-dollar real estate transactions ranging from luxury residential property to vacant agricultural land or land under development. She regularly assists clients with due diligence issues and has a wide range of experience in the negotiation and preparation of property-related documents such as easements, licenses, leases, and other agreements. Her practice also includes the creation and registration of condominiums and subdivision developments. She obtained her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Hawai‘i William S. Richardson School of Law and her B.A. from Harvard University. Raised on the Big Island, Sachi is a graduate of Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy.
  • Nathan C. Yang is a partner in the Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate Department. Nate focuses his practice on commercial finance, affordable housing, and business transactions. He has guided a diverse range of clients, from individuals to multinational corporations, to achieve practical and cost-effective solutions for complex matters in industries including financial and professional services, hospitality, and real estate. Nate represents both lenders and borrowers from contract to close on commercial loans with an emphasis on project finance. His practice also involves advising on the development and finance of affordable housing projects, including projects utilizing low-income housing tax credits (LIHTC). Nate obtained his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law and J.D. from Duke University School of Law, B.A. from Pepperdine University, magna cum laude, and graduated as a valedictorian of ‘Iolani School.

“Congratulations to Sachi and Nate on their admission to the partnership,” said Amanda M. Jones, partner and member of Cades Schutte’s Management Committee. “Together, they have deep knowledge of many facets of real estate, from luxury properties to low-income housing developments, and have made important contributions to our real estate and finance teams. We are excited to see how they will support and advise clients during this next chapter in their legal careers.”

Cades Schutte’s real estate team has grown significantly since 2023. Last year, the firm also welcomed Mark K. Murakami and Keola R. Whittaker as Of Counsel in the Honolulu (O‘ahu) and Kahului (Maui) offices, as well as Litigation associate Dave K.K. Miyamoto to the Honolulu office.

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 by its Management Committee.


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