Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that Joy Miyasaki has joined the firm as a partner based in the Honolulu office. Ms. Miyasaki’s practice focuses on tax and estate planning, wealth preservation and asset protection, charitable planning and tax-exempt organizations, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate disputes and litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Miyasaki was the principal of Miyasaki LLC, a private law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.
“Joy is a leading estate planning attorney, with a significant trust and tax practice. She is actively involved in civic and community service. We are thrilled to welcome her to our firm,” said Joanne Grimes, Co-Chair of Carlsmith Ball LLP. “Her extensive experience advising individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations adds to our strength in this practice area and will be a significant asset to our clients.”
Before founding her own firm, Ms. Miyasaki was a trial attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in New Jersey, a partner with Bergman, Horowitz & Reynolds, a private law firm in Connecticut and New York (now Withers Bergman), and an attorney with the Law Offices of Shuichi Miyasaki, a private law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Ms. Miyasaki is active in the community and is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law, a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an Editorial Board Member of The Practical Lawyer, published by the American Law Institute, and a Member and former Chair of the Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs of the State of Hawaii. She has also served as a Member of the Disciplinary Board of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Chair of the HSBA Probate and Estate Planning Section and Tax Section as well as President of the Hawaii Estate Planning Council, Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation and Hawaii Women Lawyers.
Ms. Miyasaki has been ranked as an AV® Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, listed in Chambers & Partners in the area of Private Wealth Law and has been consistently recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Trust & Estates, Tax Law, and Litigation and Controversy Tax by Best Lawyers®. Her firm has also been regularly ranked as a Best Law Firm in Hawaii by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®.
Ms. Miyasaki received an A.B. and J.D. from Georgetown University and was admitted to practice in Hawaii in 1981.