For more than 35 years, Hughes Watters Askanase has supported clients in a variety of industries.


Hughes Watters Askanase assists auto dealers and auto finance companies with the law relating to motor vehicle dealerships, floor plan lending, consumer auto finance, regulatory compliance, licensing, litigation and dealership bankruptcies and workouts. 


We guide our clients toward a better understanding of the current banking environment so that their business and financial needs can be adequately addressed.

Credit Unions

HWA uses an integrated approach to addressing complex credit union issues. We draw upon the collective expertise of our attorneys in the areas of bankruptcy, business planning and strategy, commercial and consumer finance, real estate, and litigation.

Mortgage Servicing

Hughes Watters Askanase provides guidance and solutions for mortgage service providers - those who are caught in the sub-prime mortgage crisis and credit crunch as well as those who are experiencing little or no difficulties. 

Real Estate

Our firm is a recognized leader in counseling commercial and residential clients.

Restaurant and Hospitality

HWA is experienced in the organization of restaurant and hospitality entities and franchises and the unique challenges which confront this exciting industry.  


Hughes Watters Askanase obtains and registers licenses and permits that retailers need to operate legally and effectively.

Small to Medium-Sized Businesses

Hughes Watters Askanase focuses on helping our clients make their enterprises stronger and more profitable, while at the same time mitigating their risks and volatility.