Gino L. Gabrio - Cades Schutte LLP

Gino L. Gabrio

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 808-521-9335

Gino L. Gabrio joined Cades Schutte from law school in 1982 and has been a partner since 1987.  His practice focuses on real estate transactions, commercial leasing, development financing and documentation, Federal and State real estate regulation, including consumer credit and water rights.  Mr. Gabrio is regularly in the office from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hawaii time in order to service clients on the East Coast and the Far East.


  • Lead Counsel, $350M+ Multiple Retail, Office and Industrial Parcel Acquisition
  • Lead Counsel, $370M+ Disposition of Multiple Shopping Centers and Office Buildings
  • Lead Counsel, $100M+ Residential Parcels Acquisition
  • Lead Counsel, $100M+ Vacant Land Acquisition
  • Lead Local Real Estate Counsel, $200M+ Hotel Disposition
  • Lead Counsel, Shopping Center and Office Building Leases
  • Lead Counsel, Big Box Retail Development
  • Lead Counsel, Tenant Lease Negotiations in Major Shopping Centers
  • Lead Counsel, Water Rights Documentation
  • Lead Counsel, Real Estate Lending Compliance Programs


  • J.D. (1982), University of Washington; Washington Law Review; Carkeek Prize Recipient
  • B.A. Business Administration (1979), University of Washington, magna cum laude,
    Phi Beta Kappa


  • Hawaii State Bar (1982)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit


  • 2013 Hawaii Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers of America
  • Chambers and Partners Band 1


  • Editor, Hawaii Real Estate Law Manual, Volumes III and IV (Hawaii Bar Association)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Hawaii Conveyance Manual (4th Edition) (Hawaii Bar Association)
  • Co-Author, Overview of Hawaii Commercial Leasing Practice (Hawaii Bar Association)
  • Co-Author, Standard Form Commercial Purchase and Sale Agreement (CCIM - Hawaii Association of Realtors)
  • Co-Author, Standard Form Lease (CCIM/Hawaii Association of Realtors)
  • Co-Author,  Standard Form Letter of Intent (CCIM)
  • Co-Author, Standard Listing Agreement (CCIM)
  • Washington Law Review (Author and Managing Editor)


  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Retail Leasing Subcommittee)
  • Hawaii Real Estate Commission (Certified Instructor)
  • Catholic Charities of Honolulu (Past Chairperson: 1995-96, Current Member Catholic Charities Housing Development Corporation)
  • Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission 2004-2012
  • Maryknoll Schools (Current Board Member)
  • Community Helping Schools (Original Board Member)


  • Regular speaking engagements for real-estate related organizations and financial institutions

University of WashingtonBA 1979University of WashingtonJ.D. 1982
Hawaii Conveyance ManualHawaii CCIM ChapterHawaii Real Estate ManualHawaii Real Estate CommissionCatholic Charities of HonoluluHawaii Campaign Spending CommissionMaryknoll SchoolsCommunity Helping SchoolsHawaii State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Office Location

1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law of the Honolulu Metro Area
Gino L. Gabrio has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Consumer Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Natural Resources Law (Water)
Real Estate Law