Vito Galati

Vito Galati

Cades Schutte LLP

Recognized since 2003

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Tax Law

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Mr. Galati is a partner in the Tax Department of Cades Schutte. Mr. Galati joined Cades Schutte in 1979. His areas of practice include partnership and real estate tax law, tax compliance, as well as Hawaii state tax law. Structuring the tax aspects of complex business transactions involving equipment leasing, real estate, energy or housing credits are areas of special emphasis for Mr. Galati.

Mr. Galati was a director of the Hawaii Tax Foundation, and serves on the various fund-raising committees of several charitable organizations. Mr. Galati is listed in The Best Lawyers America and has been a speaker on various tax topics.

  • LL.M. Taxation (1979), Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D. (1978), Western New England College of Law
  • B.A. (1975), Grove City College
    • Hawaii State Bar
    • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
    • United States Tax Court
    • United States Court of Federal Claims
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
      • Hawaii State Bar Association (Tax Section) (Past Chair, Partnership and S Corporation Committee of the Tax Section)
      • Pennsylvania State Bar Association
      • American Bar Association (Tax Section)
      • State of Hawaii Economic Revitalization Task Force, Tax Group

Contact & Links


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


  • Grove City College, BA, graduated 1975

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Hawaii State Bar Association - Member
  • Pennsylvania State Bar Association - Member
  • State of Hawaii Economic Revitalization Task Force, Tax Group - Member

Cades Schutte LLP
Headquarters: Honolulu, Hawaii

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

  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law

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