Carlsmith Ball LLP

David W Wong

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Practice Areas

Strategic counsel re federal and Hawaii income taxation of individuals and businesses, Hawaii general excise, use and conveyance tax and real property tax. Well regarded for transaction planning, tax controversies, business organization and valuation, entity structuring, inter-generational wealth planning, acquisitions, divestitures, and debt workouts. Deep experience in renewable energy, clean technology and insurance industries.


Admitted: U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Tax Court; California and Hawaii Bars

Professional Memberships

Hawaii State Bar Association, Section of Taxation; American State Bar Association, Section of Taxation.


J.D., Stanford Law School, M.B.A., Stanford Graduate School of Business; A.B., with Distinction, Stanford University.

2016 Lawyer of the Year - Honolulu - Tax Law, The Best Lawyers in America.