Clay ChapmanHONOLULU – Clay Chapman Iwamura Pulice & Nervell is pleased to announce the addition of Pacific Lawyers ( to ALFA International (, a network of global law firm members. Pacific Lawyers is an affiliation of independent law firms throughout the Pacific with member offices in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Micronesia and the Philippines.

The attorneys of Pacific Lawyers law firms work together to represent an international clientele in a variety of industries with diverse legal needs. Clients of Pacific Lawyers include major public corporations, privately held and family businesses, entrepreneurs, start-up and emerging growth companies, investors, governments, public agencies and individuals. Its legal services include all aspects of business law, tax law, litigation and much more.

Gerald S. Clay, founding partner of Clay Chapman and Pacific Lawyers, notes, “The law firms and associates of Pacific Lawyers are delighted to be a part of ALFA International. Pacific Lawyers is widely recognized for our pursuit of excellence and the delivery of results in all that we do, and we look forward to offering the highest quality of legal services to ALFA International members and clients from across the world.”

ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA is the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks with 145 member firms throughout the world. Eighty U.S. firms maintain offices in 93 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the country, and internationally, member firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.

According to Richard Hetke, ALFA International’s CEO, “The expansive Pacific region represented by Pacific Lawyers is an exciting new addition to ALFA International’s global network. As this area continues to grow and prosper, ALFA International will benefit from the diverse experience and knowledge that Pacific Lawyers brings to ALFA International members and clients.”

ALFA International’s mission is to provide high quality, cost efficient legal services wherever clients need them. The ALFA model enables members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, often drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms. ALFA clients benefit from a geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms and accomplished trial and business counsel.  Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community.