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


Hew & Bordenave provides the following services for business owners who need help with their business transactions:

(1) Business:

  • Contract Reviewing and Drafting, including Service Provider, Consulting, Distribution, Licensing, and many more
  • Business Formation (LLCs, corporations, partnerships, and non-profits), including Articles, Operating Agreements, By-laws, Operating Agreements, Resolutions, etc . . .
  • Buying/Selling of Businesses – Asset Sale or Entity Purchase arrangements
  • Trademark Applications
  • Business Registration Filings

(2) Compliance

  • Government filings and applications for permits and licensing, including Professional and Vocational Licensing, Liquor Licenses, and PUC Licenses
  • Researching and advising on local regulatory matters, in particular, for new business plans, models, and strategic and organizational planning

Hew & Bordenave practices in two primary areas of plaintiff’s Personal Injury:

(1) General Liability

  • Motor Vehicles Accidents
  • Bikes/Mopeds/Motorcycles/Pedestrians
  • Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Premise Liability
  • Negligence

(2) Sex Abuse and Harassment

  • Workplace Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
  • Sexual Assault
  • Child Sex Abuse
  • Clergy Sex Abuse
  • Elder Sex Abuse

Hew & Bordenave represents a diverse client portfolio involving commercial disputes by and between LLCs, Partnerships, Corporate entities, breach of contract, and shareholder disagreements:

Litigation Services
  • Full service litigation department, including outside counsel support and consulting
  • Strategically positioned to represent clients involved in ADR proceedings in Hawaii and California
  • Risk assessment and litigation analysis