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.

Joy Miyasaki Joins Carlsmith Ball LLP as a Partner in the Honolulu Office

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.

Carlsmith Ball Named One of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” in 2019 Rankings

Carlsmith Ball LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the 2019 “Best Law Firm” rankings. Carlsmith was named a best metropolitan firm in 25 practice areas, including 20 Tier 1 rankings. 

Bill Harstad Explores Fair Pricing During Natural Disasters

With hurricane season in full swing, Honolulu partner Bill Harstad educates businesses and consumers about state laws that protect against price gouging during times of emergency.

Carlsmith Ball Launches Environmental Practice Group

Carlsmith Ball announced the launch of the Environmental Practice Group today, formalizing a longstanding and growing practice area of the firm. The newly formed group is comprised of regulatory, transactional and litigation attorneys focused on serving as advisors and advocates for clients with environmental issues in the Pacific Region.

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.