News, Events & Awards

News, Events & Awards

See how our attorneys are shaping the legal landscape through commentary on important client issues, professional development seminars, and national and local designations.

Bill Harstad Explores Fair Pricing During Natural Disasters

With hurricane season in full swing, Honolulu partner Bill Harstad educates businesses and consumers about state laws that protect against price gouging during times of emergency.

Carlsmith Ball Launches Environmental Practice Group

Carlsmith Ball announced the launch of the Environmental Practice Group today, formalizing a longstanding and growing practice area of the firm. The newly formed group is comprised of regulatory, transactional and litigation attorneys focused on serving as advisors and advocates for clients with environmental issues in the Pacific Region.

Carlsmith Promotes Shawn Yamada to Partner

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that Shawn Yamada has been elected to Partner, effective July 1, 2018.

Carlsmith Ball Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© 2019

Carlsmith Ball is proud to announce that 28 attorneys from its Hawaii offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

Joanne Grimes shares what it means to be a resilient leader at Hawaii Business Leadership Conference

Partner and firm co-chair Joanne Grimes addressed emerging and established local leaders at a Hawaii Business Leadership Conference panel entitled "The Power of Resilience." 

Kai Wang discusses Chinese investments in Hawaii Business

Kai Wang, partner and chair of our Greater China Practice Group, shared her perspective on Chinese investments in a Hawaii Business article, “Hawaii's China Wave Smaller Than Expected."

Carlsmith Ball partners to share expertise at Oahu seminars

Clean energy, real estate, and land use professionals, mark your calendars. 

Bill Harstad Offers Insight on Bankruptcy in Hawaii

Although bankruptcy rates in Hawaii remain low compared to the rest of the U.S., an uptick in filings in 2018 could indicate the beginning of a new trend.

Co-chair Joanne Lo Grimes featured in Pacific Business News

Carlsmith Ball's first woman co-chair, Joanne Lo Grimes, discussed her career path, leadership approach and advice for women lawyers for Pacific Business News' Executive Insight column. 

Kai Wang leads NAIOP talk on Chinese investments

Honolulu partner Kai Wang spoke to developers, owners, investors and real estate professionals about the current state of Chinese investment globally and in the States, in particular, the influx of Chinese real estate investment in Hawaii at NAIOP Hawaii’s breakfast forum on May 24, 2018.