David F.E. Banks
About Dave's Practice
David F.E. Banks is a partner with Cades Schutte LLP and chair of both the Corporate Department and the Employment Law and Labor Relations Group. With a client base that includes hotel owners, hotel managers and interval ownership programs, a large professional employer organization, regional healthcare organizations, national restaurant chains and local restaurants, construction companies and contractors, a cogeneration facility, national and local retailers, technology product and service providers, venture capital firms, and investment advisors, Dave is one of the most sought after attorneys in Hawaii.
Dave's corporate practice includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law compliance, while his employment law practice focuses on counseling clients in matters related to strategic planning, legal compliance, labor and employment issues in M&A transactions, reductions in force, and assisting clients with drafting employment-related agreements, manuals, policies, and procedures.
Dave has an AV Preeminent Rating in Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, for the highest legal ability and ethical standards, and has been selected by his peers to be included in Best Lawyers in America since 2002. He has been listed in Honolulu Magazine's "Best Lawyers in Hawaii" for more than 15 years and featured in Chambers USA, "America's Leading Business Lawyers" in Hawaii since 2003. A contributing editor for the ABA's FLSA and FMLA treatises and annual updates, he is an author for BNA's Treatise on State Wage and Hour Laws and regularly speaks on labor and employment matters at local and national seminars.
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