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Carlsmith Ball LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

Eminent team handling complex litigation at trial and appellate levels. Expertise covers a broad range of matters, including torts, class actions, white-collar investigations and maritime disputes. Also a notable presence in litigation stemming from insurance and real estate issues. Further capabilities representing clients in financial and environmental litigation in state courts.

Work highlights

Acted for drywall company BEK in a dispute concerning the expansion of the Ala Moana Mall in Waikiki, as well as a shareholder dispute filed by a former shareholder who wished to participate in a profit pool that took place after he had been bought out.

Notable practitioners

Pete Manaut is highly respected for his handling of big-ticket construction and environmental disputes, which form part of his broad civil litigation practice. He also takes on real estate and product liability mandates, as well as ADR proceedings.
"He does excellent work. He is very well regarded by clients, and gives them a full view of the case and outcome. He is a well-respected and trusted attorney."

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Overview

When litigation or arbitration is unavoidable, our attorneys’ broad experience in discovery, motions practice, and trial and appellate proceedings provides the basis of strong advocacy for our clients in a wide range of substantive matters.

Our litigation group represents individuals and businesses in disputes involving:

  • Antitrust and unfair competition
  • Business transactions and contracts
  • Construction
  • Corporations or partnerships
  • Creditors' rights and bankruptcy
  • Employment
  • Entertainment and media
  • Environmental matters
  • Governmental investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance coverage
  • Land title
  • Land use permitting
  • Maritime
  • Product liability
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate transactions
  • Securities and investments
  • Trusts, wills and probate

Members

Harstad, William M. (Head of Department)

Dickinson, Michelle Chi

Egesdal, Steven M.

Garson, Katherine A.

Gustin, Erika

Hall, Catherine L. M.

Lambert, Melissa H.

Lim, Steven S. C.

Manaut, John P.

Muller, Arsima A.

Nakamura, Craig A.

Roesser, Tom E.

Tsuchiyama, Tina M.

Wesley-Smith, Ian

Wong, Patrick K.

Yamada, Shawn H.

Clients

BorgWarner Morse Tec, Inc.

Crane Co.

Disney Vacation Club Hawaii Management Company, LLC

Disney Vacation Development, Inc.

Island Palm Communities, LLC

Kawailoa Wind, LLC

Maui Land and Pineapple

Na Pua Makani Power Partners, LLC

University of Hawaii

Industries

Aerospace & Defense

Automobiles & Parts

Banks and Other Financial Institutions

Charities and Not for Profit Entities

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Government

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients & Individuals

Real Estate

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Litigation: General Commercial

Carlsmith Ball LLP

firm
Location

ASB Tower, Suite 2200,

1001 Bishop Street,

Post Office Box 656

Honolulu

Hawaii

USA

HI 96813

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Litigation: General Commercial


John P. Manaut
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