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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.

Kai Wang Provides Insight into Chinese M&A During Current Administration

On December 7, 2017, Honolulu Partner Kai Wang authored an article in the Los Angeles Daily Journal on current U.S. policies and their effect on mergers and acquisitions involving Chinese investors.

Carlsmith Ball Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 21 Practice Areas from U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America

U.S. News and The Best Lawyers in America® named Carlsmith Ball a Tier 1 law firm in 21 practice areas in the annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm also ranked in Tiers 2 or 3 in five more areas of law.

Kai Wang Gives Overview of Chinese Invesetment in US in Law360 Article

Partner Kai Wang gave a comprehensive overview of the trajectory of the Chinese investment into the U.S. and a myriad of factors that have contributed to its ebb and flow in a recent Law360 article. 

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Mei-Fei Kuo serving as President of the Hawaii Chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Mei-Fei Kuo, Carlsmith Ball’s assistant general counsel, will serve as president of the Hawaii chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) effective November 1st.

Kai Wang Talks Overseas Investments at The Legal 500 Shanghai Summit

Partner Kai Wang was a panelist at The Legal 500 Shanghai Summit where she spoke about the role of legal counsel in overseas investments. She also provided closing remarks at the end of the event. 

Kai Wang Discusses Chinese Investment on Law Across the Sea

Partner Kai Wang joined Law Across the Sea host Mark Shklov to paint a detailed picture of Chinese overseas investments and the drivers behind them.

Joanne Lo Grimes appointed President of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Partner Joanne Lo Grimes of the Honolulu office is serving as the president of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii.

Carlsmith Ball Launches Greater China Practice Group

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to launch its Greater China Practice, a multi-disciplinary practice group aimed to bridge Hawaii and California with businesses and investors from the Greater China region.

Carlsmith Ball Promotes Four Attorneys to Partner

Carlsmith Ball is pleased to announce that the following four attorneys have been elected to Partner, effective July 1, 2017: Kathy Garson, Hilo; Melissa Lambert and Kenji Price, Honolulu; and David Ross, Los Angeles.