Any real estate transaction will involve the same three basic elements: one or more of each of a (a) real estate parcel, (b) seller, and (c) buyer. Beyond those building blocks, however, every transaction is unique – each deal is as distinctive as the property that it involves, and a variety of issues can emerge as to the specific condition of the property in question and the differing expectations and priorities of the parties involved.
Whether a party is a buyer or a seller, an experienced real estate attorney is invaluable in navigating the transaction process and protecting a client’s interests from the negotiations stage through to closing. For decades, Cades Schutte attorneys have provided comprehensive and multifaceted guidance to assist clients in anticipating issues, avoiding pitfalls, resolving the complications that inevitably arise, and coordinating to reach a successful closing. Our firm offers extensive experience in representing large and small landowners, developers, investors, and individuals in buying and selling all manner of real estate, including residential and commercial properties, condominiums, vacant land, land under construction, and leased fee interests. This breadth of knowledge is applied in each transaction to provide our clients with the best possible representation in achieving their goals.
What We Do
- Negotiation and Drafting of Purchase Agreements and Other Documents
- Title, Land Use, and Due Diligence Review
- Resolution of Title Defects
Our firm regularly handles a wide range of sales and acquisitions and advises on the full spectrum of considerations that arise in connection with the same, including land use and zoning issues, title and due diligence matters, environmental concerns, Native Hawaiian rights, deal structuring, title insurance considerations, compliance with disclosure obligations, tax planning, and review of closing documents and prorations. We offer a broad and practical perspective on resolving the issues that present themselves during the course of a transaction and excel in providing efficient and effective solutions that align with a client’s specific objectives.
- Lead counsel in the simultaneous acquisition of three shopping malls on the islands of Kaua‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu.
- Lead counsel on the $262 million disposition of 41,000 acres of agricultural land on Maui.
- Lead counsel on the multimillion-dollar acquisition of more than 6,000 acres of land on the Big Island.