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Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, LLP

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1971
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Kobayashi Sugita & Goda is a full service firm that has been consistently recognized as being among the top law firms in the State of Hawaii. Integrity is fundamental to our practice. It is essential to the credibility we enjoy when working with the leaders of our community and others from the mainland or around the Pacific Rim. Collectively, our attorneys possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise that allows the firm to respond to client needs in key areas of law.


Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, LLP is metro ranked in 18 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Antitrust Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Immigration Law

About Our Clients

For more than forty years, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda has had the pleasure of working with many fine individuals and companies, from local institutions to multi-national corporations.


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Antitrust Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Construction Law
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Immigration Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 2 for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Tier 2 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Tier 2 for Employment Law - Management
Tier 2 for Insurance Law
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 2 for Real Estate Law
Tier 3 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 3 for Bet-the-Company Litigation
Tier 3 for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Tier 3 for Government Relations Practice
Tier 3 for Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Trusts and Estates

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Antitrust Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Construction
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, LLP has 16 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, LLP eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Joseph A. Stewart
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