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Condominiums & Planned Development


The multilayered structures of condominiums and other common interest or planned community developments are complex and often not intuitive. Regardless of the scale of a project, clients can benefit immensely from experienced and knowledgeable counsel to provide guidance on their obligations and objectives as a developer, investor, or owner, as the case may be.

For developers, concerns may arise as to a project’s compliance with the laws that govern the use and development of a piece of real estate, or the creation and proper registration of a condominium or subdivision development. From the standpoint of an owner or potential purchaser, questions often emerge as to their rights and responsibilities under the governing documents of a given project.

At Cades Schutte, we understand the legal framework that governs these types of developments and how it fits in with the practical considerations necessary to achieve a client’s goals. Our attorneys offer a comprehensive base of knowledge and expertise in the field and are well-equipped to advise on the full range of issues that may surface in this area of the law.

What We Do

  • Condominium Formation and Registration
  • State and Federal Subdivision Registration
  • Drafting, Analysis, and Modification of Governing Documents
  • Representation of Associations

Our attorneys have extensive experience in the creation and registration of a wide range of condominium and community developments, from two-unit residential condominiums to industrial subdivisions to complex mixed-use commercial developments and everything in between. We regularly provide legal counseling and services to owners’ associations and have assisted a number of developers in the establishment of hotel and resort properties throughout the state.

Our expertise includes the preparation, interpretation, and enforcement of governing documents, liaising with government agencies to obtain necessary approvals, evaluating development potential, obtaining land use entitlements, and preparing supplementary documents that may be needed to serve a development such as easements or rights-of-entry for construction and utility work. We also provide high-quality representation to individual owners seeking to understand the interplay of the various laws and private restrictions that may apply to their use of property in a condominium or community development. Whether large or small, our legal team is qualified to assist in delivering creative solutions to meet your development needs.


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John R. Love


John is Chair of the Finance, Real Estate, and Corporate Department. His practice focuses on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, commercial lending transactions, development of residential, resort, and commercial projects (including condominium and mixed-use project development), state and federal subdivision registrations, and commercial ground and space leasing.

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Rick Kiefer


Rick is one of Hawai‘i’s top lawyers for sophisticated real estate transactions and developments. For 30 years he has represented large landowners, developers, and investors on properties and projects state-wide.

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