Practice Areas

Greater China Practice

The U.S. and China now make up more than one-third of the world economy, and Hawaii and California are uniquely positioned to bridge the East and West. A deep understanding of the local cultures, languages, and legal landscapes are essential when it comes to seizing the influx of business and investment opportunities between Asia Pacific and the U.S.

For the past 160 years, Carlsmith Ball has demonstrated the ability to adapt to Hawaii’s shifting economic environment, and develop effective and practical legal solutions for our clients. With the creation of a dedicated Greater China practice group, our attorneys stand poised to assist you in capitalizing on opportunities in the region. Whether you are looking to invest or do business in Hawaii or California, our bilingual capacity and cross-cultural knowledge will help advance your business interests.

With knowledge of the local markets and understanding of the investment objectives of Chinese investors, Carlsmith Ball offers legal services in a wide range of areas including:

  • Administrative agency proceedings
  • Business formation
  • Employment benefits
  • Environmental law
  • Estate planning
  • Government relations
  • Land use and entitlements
  • Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Media and entertainment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Outbound investment into China
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Real property acquisition and development
  • Tax law, including tax structuring and compliance
  • White collar criminal defense and investigation
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