Joy M. Miyasaki

Joy M. Miyasaki


Carlsmith Ball LLP

Recognized since 2008

Honolulu, Hawaii

Practice Areas

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Nonprofit / Charities Law

Tax Law

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates
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Joy Miyasaki is a Partner in the firm’s Honolulu office, and a member of the Tax, Estate Plan and Trust Administration practice group, concentrating in tax and estate planning, wealth preservation and asset protection, charitable planning and tax-exempt organizations, trust and estate administration, and trust and estate disputes and litigation.

Joy received an A.B. and J.D. from Georgetown University. Her prior experience includes being a trial attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and a partner with a private law firm in Connecticut and New York (nka Withers Bergman). A leading tax and estate planning attorney, Joy’s distinctions include being a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, listed in Chambers & Partners (Private Wealth Law), and recognized in Best Lawyers, including named as “Lawyer of the Year” in three of the last four years. Joy is also actively involved in numerous civic and community organizations.

Location

  • 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2100
    Honolulu, HI 96813

Education

  • Georgetown University, graduated 1977
  • Georgetown University, graduated 1981

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Tax Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Trusts and Estates, Honolulu (2018)
  • Tax Law, Honolulu (2017)
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Honolulu (2015)
  • Trusts and Estates, Honolulu (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

"Joy Miyasaki is extremely responsive and understands First Insurance's desire that whatever the First Insurance Foundation does should be well within the law. She understands that we want a conservative approach to any action the Foundation takes."

- Allen Uyeda (First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.), Honolulu, HI

"Joy Miyasaki is extremely responsive and very knowledgeable. Her experience with the IRS has added an additional layer of expertise to her work in the non-profit practice."

"Joy Miyasaki is very thorough, meticulous, and intelligent."

"Joy's assistance in performing due diligence for us in a very specialized area of trust law was invaluable to me and our company. She was thorough, specific, and timely with her work product. We are very pleased with the work she and her colleagues provided and I would highly recommend her."

- Brad Harrison (The Huntington National Bank)

"My experience over the years I've worked with Joy Miyasaki has been entirely favorable. Her expertise in the area of non-profits / charities is extensive, and she is very skilled at translating technical information and concepts into easily understood and usable language upon which decisions can be made. Joy is who I call first."

- Jeffrey Shonka (First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd.), Honolulu, HI

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