Who We Are

Hew & Bordenave, a Limited Liability Law Partnership LLP, is a Honolulu-based firm that handles business law, commercial litigation, and personal injury matters for clients in Hawaii and California. Whether the goal is to advise business owners on contract and compliance matters or represent our clients in trial, Hew & Bordenave is outcome oriented and results driven.

The Firm represents commercial clients from a variety of industries, including restaurants and bars, application and software development, social media and web consulting, solar, construction, licensed contracting, and retail.

Attorneys, Staff, & Co-Counsels

<div class=“awsm-member-64-62”><a href= ryan-k-hew/ class=‘awsm-personal-info’>RYAN K. HEW</a></div>

Managing Partner

Ryan K. Hew focuses on business law matters, in particular transactions and compliance work. Specifically, assisting clients forming their LLCs/corporations, buying/selling their business, obtaining licenses and permits, and in general drafting contracts and filings for business matters. He takes a pragmatic approach in dealing with legal issues by spending time educating clients on possible options they can take when faced with legal issues for their business deals. In particular, Ryan works with a number of clients that are in professional fields (such as realtors), web and application developers and programmers, solar and construction contractors, social media consultants, and food establishments. When not downloading the latest productivity and social media app on his devices, he can be found hanging out with his husky, or eating at the latest restaurant.

<div class=“awsm-member-64-62”><a href=trejur-p-bordenave/ class=‘awsm-personal-info’>TREJUR P. BORDENAVE</a></div>

Litigation Partner

Trejur’s practice areas include commercial litigation and personal injury matters in both Hawaii and California State and Federal Courts. In the Firm’s commercial litigation division, Trejur represents clients facing complex business disagreements, breach of contract, unfair and deceptive business practices, mergers and acquisitions, and defamation. In personal injury disputes, Trejur represents clients in the Firm’s general liability division and represents victims of sexual abuse or sexual harassment. A graduate of Lahainaluna High School on Maui, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Trejur spends his downtime surfing, exercising, and spending time with family.



Case Manager

Caleb provides case management and administrative support for the Firm. Along with managing the Beretania office, Caleb assists with client logistics, client filings, case management, and client interface. Prior to joining the Firm, Caleb worked in the medical and technical fields as an analyst and account manager, and brings those expertise with him to the Firm.

Our Practice Areas & Services

  • Business

    Business or commercial law refers to the laws that govern the contractual dealings between individuals and entities. Much of business law deals with contractual negotiations and dealings, and then drawing up well-drafted agreements so that they may avoid conflict or liability in the future. Need help with a reviewing your lease or drafting a partnership agreement? Let us provide the formalities.

  • Personal Injury

    A Personal Injury situation is when a person’s body, mind, or emotions are hurt, usually due to the negligence or carelessness of another. It includes everything from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and severe accidents involving situations where an injury is so severe that it is fatal. The injured party usually seeks damages from the party that caused the accident. Have you or a loved one been injured? Confused or stressed by the insurance claims process? Then let us help you navigate the formalities.

  • Litigation

    Civil litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the person-to-person conflicts, business disputes, breaches of contract, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, personal torts, business torts, civil RICO claims, shareholder issues, and many other situations which justify filing a court action against someone else. Whether it is for commercial or personal disputes, let us assist you in your case and resolving your dispute.

  • Sexual Abuse & Harrassment

    Sexual Abuse & Harassment cases are sensitive matters and need to be treated with the utmost care due to the victim’s feelings, the evidence, and public sentiment. Our team works tirelessly to hold the perpetrators of sexual abuse responsible, whether they are public or private institutions, employers, or the individual abuser. Our attorneys utilize their years of experience and all of their skills to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

  • Compliance

    Compliance issues revolve around businesses satisfying legal requirements to operate, such as licensing, permitting, or oversight. This could include government reporting, obtaining a liquor license, or transferring a boat’s commercial permit. Business owners spend a significant time doing their own compliance. Reading regulations, filing forms, attending administrative hearings, and dealing with regulators is not usually how a business makes money. Therefore, it may be time-saving to hire an attorney to assist you with the government’s regulatory matters.