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U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in America® Name Carlsmith Ball a Tier 1 Law Firm in 18 Practice Areas

Contact: Michael F. Dolan, Chief Operating Officer
808-523-0333; mdolan@carlsmith.com

HONOLULU, HAWAII—November 2, 2015—Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America® have listed the firm in Tier 1 for an impressive 18 practice areas and have ranked the firm in Tier 2 or 3 for 8 more areas of law. Firm chairman Karl Kobayashi said, "We continue to be honored by these rankings and by the trust our clients place in us.  We continuously strive to provide the utmost in service and value to our clients every day."

Tier 1

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation-Banking & Finance
  • Litigation-Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation-Real Estate
  • Litigation-Securities
  • Litigation-Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Environmental Law

Tier 3

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Energy Law
  • Health Care Law

Firms included in the 2016 "Best Law Firms" list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings, for the sixth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: Responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.

Carlsmith Ball LLP is a leading law firm in the Pacific region with nearly 100 lawyers serving clients from six offices in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona, Maui, and Los Angeles. For more than 150 years, Carlsmith Ball has assisted clients in achieving their objectives through effective, results-oriented representation in sophisticated commercial and financial transactions and in complex arbitration and litigation matters. For more information about the firm, please visit www.carlsmith.com.

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