Ashford & Wriston has provided legal expertise in Hawaii for 50 years.
We have a diverse civil practice with emphasis in all aspects of real property law and civil litigation. Specific areas of practice include real estate, corporate and partnership matters, commercial litigation, bankruptcy, taxation, trusts and estate planning, environmental, land use, condemnation, health care, employment, family, commercial, technology, banking and finance law... More
The Latest News from the Firm
Garcia Successfully Represents Clients in IRS FBAR Examination (2/21/2014)
A&W Attorney, Manuel “Mike” Garcia, successfully utilized the “reasonable cause defense” in an FBAR examination by IRS after having recommended that the clients “opt-out” of 2011 OVDI to save almost $600,000 in OVDI fines. Click here for full story
A&W Attorney Authors Article Regarding the Reasonable Cause Defense and FBAR Issues (2/21/2014)
A&W attorney Manuel “Mike” Garcia’s article entitled “IRS Offshore Amnesty Program v. Reasonable Cause Defense” was published in the February edition of the Hawaii Bar Journal. The article discusses the draconian penalties associated with failing to report foreign financial accounts by filing Form TD F 90-221, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (“FBAR”) and the current IRS offshore amnesty program designed to get U.S. taxpayers with undeclared foreign financial accounts back into compliance. Mr. Garcia has successfully utilized the reasonable cause defense in resolving client’s FBAR violations and shares his experience and insights in the article.
A&W Proudly Supports Volunteerism (11/27/2013)
Ashford & Wriston teamed up with the Hawai`i Access to Justice Commission and the Hawai`i Bar Association to sponsor an essay contest for high school students. The contest asked students to express their thoughts about “Volunteerism and What It Means to Me.” Out of a total of 220 submissions from high school students across the state, Ashford & Wriston proudly presented a cash award to the winning student at the 2013 Pro Bono Celebration.
ASHFORD & WRISTON RECOGNIZED AS BEST LAW FIRM BY U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT (11/1/2013)
Ashford & Wriston, LLP has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The firm received a “Tier 1” ranking in the following practice areas:
• Bankruptcy and Creditor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
• Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
• Litigation – Eminent Domain & Condemnation
• Litigation – Real Estate
• Trusts & Estate Law
The firm was also recognized for its Land Use & Zoning and Health Care law practice areas. In addition to being selected as a Best Law Firm, 13 Ashford & Wriston attorneys have been selected as “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers”.
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A&W Attorney Authors FIRPTA Withholding Guidebook (7/26/2013)
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A&W attorney Manuel “Mike” Garcia joined with the American Bar Association to publish “The FIRPTA Withholding Guidebook.” The publication is designed to provide a workable understanding of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act. For the full press release, click Here
The book is available for purchase at the ABA store’s website: www.apps.americanbar.org/abastore