Industries

Agriculture

Agriculture

Agribusiness remains an integral part of Hawaii’s economy, despite a decline in the traditional island crops such as sugarcane and pineapple. Approximately 40 percent of land on Hawaii is farmland and agriculture sales per year in Hawaii are around $357 million...
Banking & Financial Services

Banking & Financial Services

Financial services are not only limited to the field of deposit-taking, loan and investment services (banking), but are also present in the fields of insurance, estate, trust and agency services, securities, and all forms of financial or market intermediation...
Construction

Construction

The construction industry encompasses building and engineering projects including new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs. Major services include design, engineering, construction, project management and maintenance of buildings and structures....
Consumer Products

Consumer Products

We provide consumer products companies with the guidance and advice on a broad spectrum of issues from mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, disputes, tax, financing, and business disputes.
Energy & Utilities

Energy & Utilities

Hawaii’s new law requires 100-percent renewable energy in Hawaii by 2045. Energy laws govern the use and taxation of energy, both renewable and non-renewable. Clay Chapman’s team of lawyers advises a broad spectrum of businesses pursuing commercial opportunities...
Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions

Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell represents some of the State’s as well as the country’s leading financial institutions. Our clients include banks, insurance companies, investment funds and advisers, trust companies, real estate investment companies,...
Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

All companies involved in processing raw food materials, packaging, and distributing them constitute the food and beverage industry. Any product meant for human consumption, aside from pharmaceuticals can be a part of the food and beverage industry. Hawaii’s unique...
Foreign Investment

Foreign Investment

Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell is a founding member of Pacific Lawyers, LLC – a consortium of law firm positioned in the Pacific Rim and southeast Asia. This collaborative relationship provides foreign expertise and allows us to better service foreign...
Insurance

Insurance

The insurance industry provides financial protection for property, life and health and involves payment of regular premiums in return for a policy guaranteeing such protection. Insurance law is the practice of law surrounding insurance, including insurance policies...
Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Our firm combines the expertise of attorneys with experience in manufacturing and industrials with the firm’s knowledge of corporate, international, regulatory, litigation and tax matters to provide legal service to clients from the beginning to the end of a...
Non-Profits & Tax-Exempt Organizations

Non-Profits & Tax-Exempt Organizations

The firm provides a broad range of services to nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations including contracts, tax issues including managing unrelated business income taxes, real estate matters, governance, litigation, mediation and dispute resolution. Tax exempt and...
Real Estate

Real Estate

Hawaii’s real estate market is robust and flourishing. Single-family home and condo sales continue to surge – even during recent years of economic downturn. Our attorneys have a versatile range of skills and a deep bench of experience that allows us to assist clients...
Retail

Retail

Clay Chapman’s lawyers represent retailers of all sizes on a full range of legal matters. Our clients include restaurants, online merchants, shop owners, retail property managers, developers and trade associations. We assist with mergers and acquisitions, financing...
Shipping

Shipping

Shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going vessels, trucks and airplanes. Island jurisdictions like Hawaii are very dependent on goods arriving by ship and air with some estimates as high as 90% of food sources shipped in. The...
Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality

As a vast, dynamic and growing industry, hospitality and tourism industry operates in a highly competitive environment representing a broad range of undertakings including those in hotels and resorts, restaurants and commercial food service, meeting and event...
Transportation

Transportation

Transportation concerns the movement of people, animals and goods from one location to another. Our island state is the most isolated land mass on the earth and we rely on critically necessary transportation services. Modes of transport in our island state include...