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Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright A Limited Liability Law Company

Tradition of Excellence, Commitment to Quality Client Service

Cades Schutte Fleming & Wright A Limited Liability Law Company is a full-service business law firm with a reputation for successful results. Sixteen of its members are listed in “The Best Lawyers in America,” far more than any other Hawaii firm. “No other firm has the depth and breadth of legal talent we have,” says Jeffrey Portnoy, a member of the firm’s management committee (a part-time radio sportscaster). “If Hawaii fielded a lawyer ‘all-star’ team, Cades Schutte would supply many of the starters.”

According to Milton Yasunaga, another member of the firm’s management committee, the founders of Cades Schutte established a tradition of excellence that has continued for more than eighty years. “We hire the best law students from the best law schools, then help develop their skills through intensive training and mentorship,” says Yasunaga, himself a graduate of Farrington High School, Harvard Law School, and Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar.

Some Cades Schutte attorneys even get called to the bench. Two recent examples are Susan Oki Mollway, now sitting as a federal district court judge, and Richard Clifton, recently nominated to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. That, says Yasunaga, reflects the quality and performance of the firm’s attorneys.

From left to right, some of the Members of the Firm Jeffery Portnoy, Donna Leong, Nelson Chun, Catherine Carey and Nicholas Dreher.

Cades Schutte’s clients range from large corporations to small businesses and individuals. The firm’s attorneys have expertise in virtually all fields of business and commercial law, including banking and finance, real estate, business organizations and transactions, civil litigation, domestic and international tax, estate planning, environmental and other governmental regulation, intellectual property, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, media, labor and employment, professional malpractice, and insurance.

Cades Schutte attorneys understand that clients expect not only high-quality service, but also efficiency, value, and results. “For us, getting a good result for our client is just as satisfying as winning a championship game,” says Jeff Portnoy.

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