Ryan K. Hew is a business attorney. He works with small- and medium-sized business owners for their legal needs. He assists clients forming business entities (LLCs and corporations), obtaining licenses and permits (our firm is located in the same building as the Honolulu Liquor Commission), assisting with intellectual property protection, and in general reviewing and drafting customized contracts. He also assists business owners (and their kids) with succession planning. Whether helping a mom-and-pop pass the store or practice to the next generation or transferring shares to a business partner, he can help business owners at all points of their business’s lifecycle. From startup to winding down and dissolving the company.
He takes a pragmatic approach to dealing with legal issues. He believes by educating clients on possible options with risk analysis that they can make decisions that fits their goals. He has a joint JD/MBA and has worked in law, politics, and business. He even volunteers for a variety of outreach programs, such as through Business Law Corps, Boots to Business by the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific, and the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership or provides training and seminars to clients. He likes teaching entrepreneurs, whether they be soldiers, minorities, and women all about business law. He even provides free social media content on LLC v. corporations, business risks and liabilities, and the value of brand protection, and new compliance laws.
Ryan has practiced in Hawaii for 14 years and worked with a variety of clients. Some of his businesses and industries include, general contractors and subcontractors, healthcare professionals, consultants, retail and food (including bars), real estate, distributors, entertainers and media/content creators, and variety of nonprofits (including obtaining tax-exemption status).
When not traveling, dining out, or listening to podcasts and audiobooks, he can be found hanging out with his Welsh Corgi and Australian Shepherd or playing video games. When at the office you may see him walk around Kaka‘ako to patronize all the small businesses in the area.
Email him today for a free 30-minute initial consultation: [email protected]
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