Carlsmith Ball LLP
David Wong is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office and a member of its Tax, Estate Planning & Pension Practice Group. His practice emphasizes federal and Hawai‘i tax aspects of commercial transactions and business enterprises. Mr. Wong has done extensive work in the areas of business organizations, entity structuring, acquisitions, divestitures, and debt workouts. He is listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2018 for Corporate/Commercial: Tax (Band 1). David was named the Honolulu Lawyer of the Year 2016—Tax Law by The Best Lawyers in America. He has been listed in the publication since 2010.
Corporate Acquisition Assisted Japanese manufacturing company in due diligence review and acquisition of U.S. target company.
Insurance Represented clients in the formation, acquisition, and disposition of insurance companies and insurance agencies.
Foreclosures and Workouts Advised numerous borrowers and lenders regarding tax aspects of loan restructurings, workouts, and foreclosures.
Real Property Valuation Represented property owners and lessees in appealing real property tax assessments of residential, shopping center, and golf course properties.
Hawai‘i General Excise and Use Tax Handled appeals and negotiations with Hawai‘i Department of Taxation to reduce proposed general excise and use tax assessments for local and multinational clients involving numerous proposed assessments in excess of $1 million.
Hawai‘i Taxes Advised numerous clients regarding Hawai‘i income tax, franchise tax, general excise tax, use tax, fuel tax, and real estate conveyance tax matters.