Carlsmith Ball LLP

Established in 1857

Practice Area: Admiralty & Maritime, Administrative Law, Banking & Finance 44 more areas of practice + 44 more

Attorneys at This Firm 60 attorneys view all
Attorney Awards
AV Preeminent

Carlsmith Ball LLP

Serving Honolulu, HI view address

Serving Honolulu, HI view address

Attorney Awards AV Preeminent

About Carlsmith Ball LLP

The law firm of Carlsmith Ball LLP was established in 1857 in Hilo, Hawaii. The firm currently has 75 attorneys in 5 offices located throughout Hawaii 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 capabi...

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The law firm of Carlsmith Ball LLP was established in 1857 in Hilo, Hawaii. The firm currently has 75 attorneys in 5 offices located throughout Hawaii 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.

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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
  • 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
  • Project Finance

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Client Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 5 reviews
  • 80% client recommended 4 recommendations
  • Communication

    4.3/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.3/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.2/5.0
  • Value for Money

    3.8/5.0
  • John P. "Pete" Manaut Read 1 review

    5.0/5.0 by a Small Business on 04/18/13

    Good listener and can resolve problems. We had some complicated real estate issues for a construction project with a lender and he was able to get a... Read more

    Good listener and can resolve problems. We had some complicated real estate issues for a construction project with a lender and he was able to get a good court result.

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • James L. Starshak Read all 2 reviews

    4.8/5.0 by a Small Business on 07/18/13

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    Recommend highly

    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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  • Carlsmith Ball LLP

    1.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 07/17/13

    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... Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • Carlsmith Ball LLP

    4.3/5.0 by a Private Individual on 05/14/10

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    • Communication

      4.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      4.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      4.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 4.5/5.0 118 reviews
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.5/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.5/5.0
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.5/5.0

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      Firm Details

      Year Established
      1857
      Firm Size
      75
      Partnership Information

      A Limited Liability Law Partnership

      State Bar Summary

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

      Languages
      Filipino, French, German, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

      Contact

      Phone: Click to View Phone # 808-523-2500

      Fax: 808-523-0842

      Website:

      Firm Address:
      Carlsmith Ball LLP ASB Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2200,
      Honolulu, HI 96813
      U.S.A.

      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, MAUI, HAWAII 96793 Office 2200 Main Street, WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII 96793,
        Hawaii
      • 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.
      • Los Angeles, California Office: Suite 2900, 515 South Flower Street, 90071-2225. Telephone: 213-955-1200. Fax: 213-623-0032.

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