Gerald A. Sumida

Carlsmith Ball LLP
Honolulu Hawaii 96813

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Administrative & Regulatory; Administrative Agency and Legislative; Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Business Formation & Operations; Energy; Mergers & Acquisitions; Public Utilities; Securities

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1001 Bishop Street
Suite 2100
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States


  • Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D.
    Princeton University, B.A

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Gerald Sumida is a Partner in Carlsmith Ball LLP's Honolulu office and a member of the firm's Business, Corporate & Finance practice group.  He concentrates on business structuring and operations, including corporate, limited liability company, joint venture and partnership matters; business acquisitions; sales and mergers; securities law; start-up company and venture capital financing; administrative and public utilities law; energy law, including energy project development and project finance; antitrust and trade regulation law; federal, state and county legislative and administrative matters; and international legal matters.

Mr. Sumida rejoined Carlsmith Ball LLP after serving from October 1999 to December 2002 as the General Counsel of the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral development bank established in 1966 to promote the economic and social development of the Asian and Pacific Region (ADB). ADB, based in Manila, Philippines, currently has 67 member countries, and provides development assistance to over 40 countries in this region. He led a group of 28 international lawyers, drawn from 25 countries, who handle ADB's international legal, financing, lending, borrowing, investment and development work, as well as ADB's institutional matters, and undertake their own law and policy reform projects in various countries, and he advised ADB's senior management and board of directors.

Mr. Sumida is listed in Chambers USA:  America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2016 for Corporate/Commercial law, and was named Lawyer of the Year—Energy Law—Hawai‘i by The Best Lawyers in America 2015.  He is also listed in Best Lawyers for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Governance Law, and Securities / Capital Markets Law, and has been listed for these areas since 2010.  In 2009, he was elected to the position of Secretary-General of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an international association of more than 1,600 business and commercial lawyers focused on legal developments and regional legal cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region.

  • Education
  • Yale Law School, J.D.
    Princeton University, B.A

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