James L. Starshak
Firm:
Carlsmith Ball LLP
Phone:808-523-2515
Address: 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2200
Honolulu, HI 96813

Membership: Affiliations&8226; Hawaii State Bar Association, Taxation Section, Estate and Gift Tax Committee • Hawaii Estate Planning Council • American Bar Association, Taxation Section • Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Tax Advisory Committee
University: University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1966, Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, J.D., 1969
Admitted: 1969, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1972, Hawaii and U.S. District Court, District of Hawaii; 1978, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, U.S. Supreme Court
Biography: James Starshak is a partner in the firm's Honolulu office and is a member of the Tax, Estate Planning & Wealth Management practice group. He concentrates his practice on tax, trusts, and estate planning, with an emphasis on the formation of qualified pension plans and estate planning for individuals with substantial amounts held in Individual Retirement Accounts and Qualified Plans. He has also served on several boards and committees for the Hawaii State Bar Association, the Hawaii Estate Planning Council, and the University of Hawaii. In 2015, he was listed in Chambers and Partners USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation. Mr. Starshak was again selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1983. Prior Work Experience •Internal Revenue Service, Tax Attorney Publications/Speeches •Mr. Starshak is the co-author of several publications on Hawaii probate, trusts, and estate planning laws and has been an instructor and lecturer at Hawaii universities and professional associations. Distinctions• Listed in Chambers and Partners USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2015 for Labor & Employment: Employee Benefits & Compensation. • Highest AV Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory • Selected by attorney peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the fields of Employee Benefits Law, Health Care Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates; listed in the publication since 1983 • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers 2013 forEmployment Benefits/ERISA and for Estate Planning & Probate Law Past Employment Positions•Internal Revenue Service, Tax Attorney •Conahan and Conahan, Attorneys at Law, Associate Classes/Seminars•Instructor and Lecturer at Hawaii Universities and Professional Associations •Nuts and Bolts of 401(k) Plans in Hawaii for Lorman Educational Services •Integrating Retirement Plans Into the Estate Planning Process in Hawaii for Lorman Educational Services •Tax Issues in Estate Planning and Probate in Hawaii for National Business Institute