Hawaii - Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation Lawyers & Law Firms - USA - Chambers and Partners
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USA Guide

Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation — Hawaii

Senior Statesperson

Cades Schutte LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Roger Fonseca maintains his reputation as a premier adviser on topics relating to employee benefits and compensation. He is especially known for advising on ERISA compliance in addition to other pensions and benefits issues.

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D'Amato & Maloney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John D'Amato is "highly competent when it comes to ERISA matters," enthuses one source, with another adding that "he is technically very strong and very practical." He has many years' experience advising on ERISA and other compensation and benefits matters.

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Cades Schutte LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ellen Kawashima is "fantastic, smart, efficient and responsive" as well as "technically very strong," say sources. Clients add that she "makes an extremely complicated area of law less stressful to deal with." She advises on the full gamut of employee benefits and ERISA-related matters, including retirement plans and deferred compensation arrangements.

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Carlsmith Ball LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

John Khil is "technically very strong" and is known for his extensive knowledge of ERISA and related tax and pensions and benefits concerns. He continues to take the lead on a number of the firm's major work highlights, including its matters for Bank of Hawaii and the government of Guam.

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John T Maloney, Jr.

D'Amato & Maloney LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sources say John Maloney "knows his stuff. He is very bright and methodical." He counsels clients on a range of employee benefits and compensation matters, including those stemming from takeovers and other M&A transactions, as well as a variety of ongoing compliance work.

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Case Lombardi & Pettit

From the Chambers USA guide

Gregory Hansen is of counsel at Case Lombardi & Pettit and remains a prominent adviser on ERISA-related benefits and compensation issues. He has particular knowledge regarding ESOP structuring.

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Carlsmith Ball LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Peers highlight James Starshak for his "high-quality" work in this space. A major component of his practice involves advising doctors, dentists and other small business owners on the structuring of employee stock option plans as a means of selling their businesses. He also has experience advising on estate planning and the formation of charitable trusts.

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