Carlsmith Ball LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

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Carlsmith Ball is a full-service firm which provides extensive advice in trusts and estates matters. It is described as "a very professional firm with a number of very good and knowledgeable lawyers."

The firm advises a range of clients, including wealthy families, charitable organisations and closely-held businesses and their owners.

Notable practitioners

Harry Oda provides expertise in private wealth matters, as well as in corporate and commercial law. "He is very professional and I have always had good dealings with him," says an interviewee, adding: "He has a lot of integrity."

Joanne Lo Grimes regularly handles trust administration matters and assists not-for-profit entities. "She is a good tax lawyer and I have always seen her involved in many trusts and estate matters," comments a market source, who continues: "I like her. She is very professional and very knowledgeable, particularly on the tax side of things."

Joy Miyasaki has longstanding experience in the full spectrum of trust and estate matters "She is a very good attorney and I know her well," says a commentator, who adds that "she is an exceptional tax attorney and very good to work with."