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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.

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.

Carlsmith Ball associate Lucas Love selected for inaugural Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders Program

Lucas Love, an associate in Carlsmith Ball’s Tax practice group, participated in the inaugural Hawaii-Hiroshima Emerging Young Business Leaders program. The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce sponsored the program.

Onaona Thoene Named Chair of Hawaii Environmental Council

In March, Carlsmith Ball attorney Puananionaona "Onaona" P. Thoene was named chair of the Hawaii Environmental Council. The Hawaii Environmental Council is a volunteer group of
citizens that serves as a bridge between the public and numerous government entities, including the Hawaii State Legislature, state and county departments, the governor's office, and federal agencies.