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News, Events & Awards
Posted on October 3rd, 2014

U.S. News And World Report And Best Lawyers Names Carlsmith Ball A Tier 1 Law Firm In 15 Practice Areas

Contact: Michael F. Dolan, Chief Operating Officer

808-523-0333; mdolan@carlsmith.com

HONOLULU, HAWAII-October 3, 2014-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 15 practice areas and have additionally ranked the firm in Tier 2 for 9 more areas of law. Firm chairman Karl Kobayashi said, "we are honored by these rankings and will continue to 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
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation-Banking & Finance
  • Litigation-Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation-Real Estate
  • Litigation-Securities
  • Litigation-Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Tier 2

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Tax Law

Firms included in the 2015 "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 fifth 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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