Long before statehood, Cades Schutte was serving the businesses and families of Hawai‘i, including many that helped shape the islands’ distinct cultural and business landscape. Today, as the state’s largest law firm, we continue to serve a wide range of clients, from large institutions to individuals, and are routinely involved in the region’s largest transactions and most significant litigation.
About Our Centennial Logo
We have chosen the kupukupu fern as a symbol of our centennial celebration in this logo designed by local design firm Middle Management. Native to Hawai‘i, the kupukupu is often used in lei and symbolizes growth (in knowledge), as kupu means “sprout” in Hawaiian.
In many ways, the kupukupu is characteristic of our firm. The kupukupu is often the first to grow after a lava flow, speaking to its resilience, especially in times of difficulty, also making it a sign of new beginnings. The fern also self-propagates through its underground “stems” and tubers—an analogy to our succession planning and our sense of family.
As we celebrate our first 100 years of service to Hawai‘i and look toward our next 100, we strive to continue providing excellent legal services to the islands we call home.