Stewart Martin
Stewart J. Martin
Rated by Super Lawyers: Stewart J. Martin

Mr. Martin practices in the business planning and transaction areas.  He has extensive legal experience across diverse industries and in a wide variety of business transaction areas including business planning and strategy, organizational structuring, contract preparation and negotiations, employment law, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, equity owner buyouts and dispute resolution transactions.

Mr. Martin has been selected to 2024 Southwest Super Lawyers in the business and corporate practice areas. Mr. Martin has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in many years throughout his career and has an AV Preeminent Rating® by Martindale-Avvo.

Previously, Mr. Martin was a partner with the Honolulu law firm of Cades Schutte where he practiced in the Firm’s tax group and worked extensively with the corporate and real estate groups for over 15 years.  Mr. Martin was a member of the Firm’s management committee and was selected as one of the Top 250 Hawaii Business Executives.  He also was elected and served as the Chair Elect, Treasurer and Secretary of the Hawaii State Bar Tax Section.  In addition, Mr. Martin previously worked as a tax accountant in the Washington, D.C. office of Ernst & Young where his practice primarily emphasized tax planning and compliance in the corporate, partnership, tax and nonprofit areas.

Practice Areas

  • Business Planning and Structuring
  • Corporate, Limited Liability Company, Compliance and Ethics, Nonprofit and Partnership Law
  • General Business Transactions, Contract Negotiations, Due Diligence and Strategic Planning


  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in many years throughout his career
  • Ranked AV Preeminent® which is the highest certification mark offered by Martindale-Avvo for legal abilities and ethical standards
  • Named One of the Top 250 Hawaii Business Executives, Hawaii Business Black Book, 2000

Firm Management

  • Management Committee of Cades Schutte, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1996-2000
    Cades Schutte is one of the largest full-service law firms in the State of Hawaii and represents many of the largest publicly-traded companies and landowners in Hawaii and throughout the Pacific Rim.

Professional Affiliations

  • Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Foundation
    Board of Trustees, 2018-Present
    Treasurer, 2022-Present
    Governance Committee, 2018-Present
  • Board of Directors of The Cades Foundation
    Previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cades Foundation which is a nonprofit charitable organization supporting the arts and legal profession.
  • Board of Directors of the KMR School of Golf, 2002-2009
    The KMR School of Golf is a nonprofit charitable organization based in Honolulu, Hawaii, which develops and trains junior golfers for national and international competition.
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Business Law Section
  • Arizona State Bar Association
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • BoardSource

Teaching & Publications

  • Adjunct Business Professor at Hawaii Pacific University, 1987-1992
  • Contributor to the American Bar Association Report on the Comparison of S Corporations and Partnerships, published in The Tax Lawyer in 1991


  • University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    Juris Doctor
    Member, University of Richmond Law Review
    Burgess & Merritt Merit Scholarship Award Recipient
    Carle E. Davis Merit Scholarship Award Recipient
    American Jurisprudence Award Recipient
  • Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
    Georgetown University Law Center
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    McIntire School of Commerce, M.S. in Accounting
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    B.S. in Accounting


  • Hawaii
  • Arizona
Stewart Martin
Stewart J. Martin
Rated by Super Lawyers: Stewart J. Martin
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