Due to the Covid-19 situation, Carlsmith Ball's personnel are primarily working remotely to serve our clients.

However, our offices remain open. Office hours and contact phone numbers by location are available on the "Locations" link of our home page.

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.

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.

Carlsmith Ball Associate Daniel Padilla selected to the 2018 HSBA Leadership Institute

Daniel Padilla, an associate in Carlsmith Ball’s Banking & Finance practice group, was selected for the prestigious 2018 Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) Leadership Institute, which is designed to identify and develop leaders in all sectors of Hawaii’s diverse legal community.

Carlsmith Ball Partner Arsima Muller Keynote Speaker at Micronesian Youth Summit - Oahu

Arsima Muller, partner and chair of the transactional practice group at Carlsmith Ball, was honored to be the keynote speaker at the recent Micronesian Youth Summit – Oahu.

Chambers and Partners Names 14 Carlsmith Ball Attorneys in Hawaii Among the Best in the United States

Carlsmith Ball is proud to announce that 14 attorneys in the firm’s Hawaii offices were identified as being among the country’s top lawyers in their respective practice areas in the prestigious 2018 Chambers and Partners rankings.