Calvert G. "Cal" Chipchase IV

Calvert G. "Cal" Chipchase IV


Cades Schutte LLP

Recognized since 2014

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

Government Contracts

Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation - Real Estate

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As a recognized expert in litigation and land use, Cal offers clients a practical approach to achieve balance between business considerations and zealous advocacy.

A second generation Hawaii lawyer, Cal earned his law degree from the University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, where he was the class valedictorian and a member of the Hawaii Law Review Editorial Board. Before joining Cades Schutte, Cal clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable Alan C. Kay, United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

A frequent Lecturer in law and guest lecturer, Cal has taught courses at the Richardson School of law for the past ten years. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Cal regularly speaks to business groups and provides continuing legal education seminars to businesses, realtors and planners.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

  • Litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation involving complex corporate and business issues; commercial and agricultural leases; contract, tort and fiduciary duty claims; trade secrets and intellectual property; agency and partnership disputes; antitrust and trade practices; shareholder direct and derivative claims; and financing and development disputes
  • Insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, arbitration and mediation for insureds in state and federal courts involving title, commercial general liability and directors and officers insurance
  • Administrative proceedings, appeals and litigation concerning procurement and other government contracting, audit and administrative enforcement actions

Land Use, Zoning and Entitlements

  • Land use entitlements and permitting, Important Agricultural Land designations, environmental assessments and impact statements, due diligence reviews, native land rights and traditional uses, archaeological, historic preservation and Island Burial Council matters, water rights and defense of enforcement actions
  • Contested cases and other proceedings before state and county councils, boards and commissions
  • Administrative appeals and litigation involving statutory and constitutional issues, vested rights and other entitlements

Employment and Labor Relations

  • Litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation involving non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements; trade secrets; and tort and wrongful termination claims
  • Internal investigations for public and private institutions

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian, University of Hawaii, Richardson School of Law
  • B.A., Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Colorado State University

ADMISSIONS

  • Hawaii State Trial and Appellate Courts
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • Chambers & Partners, Hawaii’s Leading Lawyers for General Commercial Litigation (since 2014) and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (since 2017)
  • Elected to Serve as a U.S. District Court Lawyer Delegate, U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii
  • Pacific Century Fellows, Class of 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Since 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Super Lawyers List, Since 2015
  • Ten Years of Service Award, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2014
  • Pacific Business News “Forty Under 40” Class of 2013
  • Outstanding Adjunct Professor, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawaii, 2007

PUBLICATIONS

  • Calvert G. Chipchase & Gabriel F. Gorman, Hawaii Has a Housing Problem, Ke Kumu (August 2017)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase & Mitsuko Takahashi, Federal Appellate Practice Manual (Contributing Authors, Hawaii State Bar Association 2013)
  • Hawaii Appellate Practice Manual (Co-Author, Hawaii State Bar Association)(2012)
  • Eminent Domain: A Handbook of Condemnation Law, American Bar Association Deskbook (Co-Author)(2011)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase, Christian K. Adams & Kamaile A. Nichols, Except for a Public Use: A Survey of Takings Jurisprudence, Takings Deskbook (ABA Publishing 2011)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase, Federal District Court Law Clerk Handbook (ABA Publishing 2007)
  • David L. Callies & Calvert G. Chipchase, Water Regulation, Land Use & the Environment, 30 Haw. L. Rev. 49 (2007)
  • Wet Growth: Should Water Law Control Land Use, Environmental Law Institute (Co-Author)(2005)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase, From Grand Central to the Sierras: What Do We Do With Investment-Backed Expectations in Regulatory Takings, 23 Va. Envt’l L.J. 43 (2004)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase, The Clean Water Act: What’s Commerce Got to Do with It?, 33 Envt’l L. Reporter 10775 (2003)
  • Calvert G. Chipchase, Lucas Takings: Why Investment-Backed Expectations Are Irrelevant When Applying the Categorical Rule, 24 Haw. L. Rev. 147 (2001)

In addition, Cal has published articles in several journals, including the University of Hawaii Law Review and the Virginia Environmental Law Journal. Copies of Cal’s publications are available upon request.

MEMBERSHIPS/ACTIVITIES

  • American Planning Association
  • Lamda Alpha International – Honorary Society for Law and Economics
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section, Director
  • Litigation Counsel of America Fellow – Honorary Society for Trial Lawyers
  • Urban Land Institute
  • American Bar Association and Hawaii State Bar Association, Member

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

  • Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Director
  • American Judicature Society, Director
  • Chaminade University Educational Foundation, President
  • La Pietra Hawaii School for Girls, Trustee
  • HUGS – Help Understanding and Group Support, President

Location

  • Cades Schutte Building, Suite 1200
    1000 Bishop Street
    Honolulu, HI 96813

Education

  • University of Hawaii School of Law , J.D., graduated 2002
  • Colorado State University, BA, graduated 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • American Judicature Society, Hawaii Chapter - Board Member
  • Charminade University Educational Foundation - Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Hawaii Chapter - Board Member and National Delegate
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Member
  • Help Understanding & Group Support (HUGS) - Board Member
  • Lamda Alpha International (LAI) - Member

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court

Cades Schutte LLP
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

49 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

10 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

Best Law Firms Badge Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation - Real Estate

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Honolulu (2023)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Honolulu (2023)
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law, Honolulu (2021)
  • Litigation - Real Estate, Honolulu (2018)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Government Contracts

Awards:

  • Pacific Business News 40 Under 40 (2013)
  • Chambers & Partners, Hawaii’s Leading Lawyers for General Commercial Litigation (since 2014) and Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use (since 2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America©, Since 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America© Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Super Lawyers List, Since 2015

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