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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.

Melissa Lambert Provides Recommendation to Employers on Vaccine Policy

In the most recent Star-Advertiser "Lawyer Up" column, Honolulu Partner Melissa Lambert provides considerations for employers to keep in mind as they establish their policies around vaccination.

Carlsmith Ball Hires Alicia Fung in Honolulu Office

Carlsmith Ball LLP has hired Alicia Fung as an associate in the firm’s Transactional practice group in Honolulu. Her practice will touch on the areas of real estate and real estate development, as well as business transactions and corporate law.



Carlsmith Ball Hires Attorney and CPA Vasana Chiu in Honolulu Office

Carlsmith Ball LLP has hired Vasana Chiu, CPA, as an associate in the firm’s Tax and Estate Planning practice group in Honolulu.

Carlsmith Ball Named One of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in 2021

Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firm” rankings for 2021. 

Carlsmith Ball Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that 28 attorneys from its Hawaii offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.

Partner Lindsay McAneeley Talks Negotiation at Leadership Conference

The annual Leadership Conference is Hawaii’s largest professional development conference, and this year it will be completely virtual.

Managing partner Laura Lucas appointed as a board director of the Hawaii State Bar Foundation

Congratulations to Carlsmith Ball managing partner, Laura Lucas, who has been appointed as a board director of the Hawaii State Bar Foundation.

Partner Mark K. Murakami urges commercial landlords and tenants to work together to weather COVID-19 fallout

Pacific Business News interviewed Mark K. Murakami to get insight on force majeure clauses.

Partner Onaona Thoene selected as Pacific Business News’ 40 Under 40 class of 2020

The annual awards program recognizes outstanding young business professionals in Hawaii who demonstrate excellence in their profession and commitment to their community. 

Partner Kai Wang Appointed to Beijing Arbitration Commission’s Panel of Arbitrators

Established in 1995, the BAC sees more than 3,200 domestic and 65 international cases on average per year, and serves clients in more than 30 countries.