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Dwyer Schraff Meyer Jossem & Bushnell

Those considering hiring a law firm might ask, “So, what makes the Dwyer Schraff Meyer Jossem & Bushnell firm different? Why should I hire them?”

There are three very good reasons to begin with:

  1. We work with tremendous intensity.
  2. We treat our clients’ problems like our own.
  3. We respect our clients and treat them like friends.

Beyond that, we are proud to say that we are a business-oriented firm that helps clients meet the challenges of today’s complex business environment. Providing our foreign and local clients with first-rate legal services that are adapted to Hawaii’s unique cultural and business climate is our firm’s primary focus.

We provide a broad spectrum of business, corporate, and litigation services for our clients, which range from large multi-national companies to closely-held businesses and individuals. The firm’s clients include privately and publicly held corporations, banks, brokerage firms, manufacturers, hotel/resort and commercial building owners and managers, lending and financial institutions, health-care facilities, real estate developers and lenders, construction contractors, professionals, entertainers and entrepreneurs.

Principals left to right are: Ron Grant, Paul Schraff, Blake Bushnell, Lynne Toyofuku, Bill Meyer and Del Green. Seated are: Jack Dwyer and Jared Jossem.

The firm recently expanded its expertise in two growth areas. In the labor and employment law and litigation area, attorneys Jared Jossem and Lynne T. Toyofuku joined the firm in early August bringing with them established clients and their distinguished reputations in labor and employment law. Given the recent explosion of claims against employers during the economic slowdown that the state has experienced, and the renewed vigor of labor union organizers, Jossem wanted to provide his clients with more resources: “One of the reasons I decided to join the firm was that it provided an environment where we had capacity to handle big cases and help with a variety of transactions with plenty of resources. With a strong staff and the technological capabilities that the firm already had in place, we can get more done, and find time to solve little problems before they become big ones.”

Bill Meyer, who heads the firm's intellectual property group, has seen his practice increase substantially. As a service to his music, software and technology clients and for the benefit of those industries as a whole, Meyer was recently involved in drafting and lobbying for passage of legislation designed to provide tax benefits to those industries.

The firm’s overriding philosophy toward client service has remained intact from the time it was formed in 1976. According to Jack Dwyer “Client service should be every law firm’s top priority. A client is happy when it gets desirable results and gets those results for a reasonable fee. Needless to say, our goal in every matter entrusted to us is to deliver results and to build our relationship with each client.”

In addition to receiving the highest rating from Martindale & Hubble, a national attorney listing and rating service, the firm boasts attorneys who are members of the highly selective and prestigious American College of Real Property Lawyers and the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

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