Carlsmith Ball LLP

Law Firm in Honolulu, HI

About This Firm

The law firm of Carlsmith Ball LLP was established in 1857 in Hilo, Hawaii. The firm currently has 75 attorneys in 6 offices located throughout Hawaii and in Guam and Los Angeles.

Our firm assists businesses in solving problems or concerns that arise in the course of business operations. The attorneys in this firm concentrate exclusively in business law and have extensive experience with the industries in the Pacific Region. Our clientele includes businesses from the construction, health care, retail, real estate, transportation, maritime, media, agricultural, education, tourism, entertainment, and finance industries, amongst others. Our understanding of the Pacific Region, including extensive foreign language capabilities, allows us to provide you a distinct combination of technical skills and practical experience to serve your legal and business needs.

With more than 150 years of successful practice, we identify and anticipate obstacles to business procedures and solve problems more rapidly than less experienced firms. Our attorneys have long-established working relationships with the regulators in our jurisdictions, making us knowledgeable of the internal, informal administrative practices of government agencies, and the political forces that affect their decision making outcomes. This means more cost-effective representation for our clients.

Our goals are to:

Assist you in developing a business structure which complements the operational and financial needs of your company.

Anticipate business issues which may affect your company and guide you in efficiently resolving any problems or obstacles that arise.

Develop options to enable you to avoid or minimize potential problems.

Provide a level of client service which will ensure that you return to Carlsmith Ball LLP time and again and recommend our firm to others.

Areas of Law

  • Admiralty & Maritime
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Foreign Investment Interests
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hotel
  • Resort & Entertainment
  • Immigration Law
  • International Law
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Public Utility Law
  • Real Property
  • Land Use
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts
  • Compensation Planning
  • Latin America Trade & Investment
  • Pacific Rim Trade & Investment
  • Energy Development & Regulations
  • Project Finance.
  • Health Care
  • Medicare & Medicaid
  • Medicaid Fraud & Abuse
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Class Action Defense
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet Law
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Estate Planning
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Bank Regulatory Enforcement
  • Antitrust
  • Election & Campaign Finance
  • Government Contracts
  • Legislative Lobbying
  • Media Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Foreign Sales Corporations

Overall Client Rating

in Construction Law and Medical Malpractice
4.2 out of 5.0

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  • Data based on 6 reviews
  • Recommended by 5 Clients
  • Last reviewed on 07/18/13
Posted by a Consumer on 07/17/13
1.3 out of 5.0
I contacted this firm, and several others, and all I ever get is conflict of interest, and I am pretty sure the whole issue is because of Race, and about tired of hearing the same thing all the time.
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Partnership Information

A Limited Liability Law Partnership

State Bar Summary

All Hawaii partners and associates are members of the Hawaii State Bar Association.

Contact Information

Firm Address

Carlsmith Ball LLP
Suite 2200, ASB Tower 1001 Bishop Street, P.O. Box 656,
Honolulu, HI 96813






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Office Information
Suite 2200, ASB Tower 1001 Bishop Street, P.O. Box 656,
Honolulu, HI 96813


Other Offices
Los Angeles Office
Suite 2900, 515 South Flower Street Los Angeles, California
Hilo Office
121 Waianuenue Avenue Hilo, Hawaii
Kailua-Kona Office
Suite 209, 75-1000 Henry Street Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Wailuku Office
2200 Main Street Wailuku, Hawaii
Hagåtña Office
134 West Soledad Avenue Hagåtña
Wailuku, Maui Hawaii Office: Suite 400, One Main Plaza, 2200 Main Street, P.O. Box 1086, 96793-1086. Telephone: 808-242-4535. Fax: 808-244-4974.
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii Office: Suite 209, 75-1000 Henry Street, 96740. Telephone: 808-329-6464. Fax: 808-329-9450.
Hilo, Hawaii Office: 121 Waianuenue Avenue, P.O. Box 686, 96721-0686. Telephone: 808-935-6644. Fax: 808-935-7975.
Hagatna, Guam Office: Suite 401, Bank of Hawaii Building, 134 West Soledad Avenue, P.O. Box BF, 96932-5027. Telephone: 671-472-6813. Fax: 671-477-4375. Telex: 721-6445 CWCMI GM.
Los Angeles, California Office: Suite 2900, 515 South Flower Street, 90071-2225. Telephone: 213-955-1200. Fax: 213-623-0032.

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