Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto is the leading provider of captive insurance legal services in Hawai’i. the firm’s experienced attorneys have
built a global network of clients and colleagues that ensure each client receives
superior legal representation and personalized service. our attorneys represent
clients in a vast array of industries and core businesses, many of whom are
Fortune and global 500 companies.
the firm’s captive insurance practice handles a wide variety of related matters,
including captive formations (i.e., “pure”, risk retention groups, and other group
captives), conversions, mergers, liquidations, redomestications, coverage matters,
policy drafting, and reinsurance trusts. We also assist clients with diverse corporate
transactions, corporate governance and best practice issues, and other general
insurance regulatory matters to ensure that your captive insurance business
complies with applicable law and regulations. to serve the firm’s global captive
insurance clients more effectively, the firm has Japanese language capabilities.
gerald c. Yoshida and paul B. Shimomoto specialize in the formation and
representation of captive insurance companies and risk retention groups and
other insurance regulatory matters in the State of Hawaii. Both maintain
“Av- preeminent” ratings from Martindale Hubbell.
over the years, Hawai’i has become the premier captive domicile of the
pacific, measured in terms of the number of captives formed and managed,
the supporting infrastructure available and premium underwritten. Many of the
world’s largest and reputable companies have formed and operate their captive
insurance companies in Hawai’i. Hawai’i is served by direct flights from 23 major
US and 27 international destinations, making it a strategic and easily accessible
location in which to domicile your captive insurance company.
YOSHIDA & SHIMOMOTO
pacific guardian center, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2100, Honolulu, Hi 96813
p: 877.234.9119, f: 808.523.1714
.NEW YORK uniondale
John l. Rivkin is a Partner in the firm’s insurance Coverage & litigation and litigation
& appeals Practice Groups. He has represented
many of the largest domestic and international
insurance companies in their declaratory relief
actions, domestic and international arbitrations
and claims and has been actively involved in
litigating and arbitrating complex insurance
coverage and environmental matters relating to
losses projected to exceed $5 billion. Mr. Rivkin
also has expertise in admiralty and maritime
zoning matters and was responsible for groundbreaking legal decisions
preventing villages from regulating navigable waterways under British land
patents dating back to the 1600’s. His work paved the way for greater
commercial usage of waterfront property including usage by yacht clubs,
marinas and the maritime service industry. Mr. Rivkin is a member of the
national litigation Panel and a distinguished lecturer of law for the
university of Virginia School of law; an adjunct Professor of law at the
Hofstra university School of law; and a united States Merchant Marine
officer. He holds a united States Coast Guard 100 Ton Master’s license.
JOHN L. RIVKIN
926 RXR Plaza, uniondale, n Y 11556-0926
p: 516.357.3000, f: 516.357.3333
email@example.com • www.rivkinradler.com
Sheldon karasik has specialized in representing the insurance and reinsurance industries here
and abroad for thirty years. He has handled matters in virtually all areas of the practice: he first-chaired several complex coverage cases, argued
a dozen appeals throughout the country on a
variety of insurance issues, defended large casualty losses, handled reinsurance arbitrations and
drafted insurance asset purchase agreements.
Mr. karasik has made law in several coverage
areas. These decisions include, among others,
Northville Industries Corp. v. National Union,
where new York’s highest court held that the “sudden and accidental”
pollution exclusion is unambiguous and that a pollution discharge that is
gradual, even if accidental, is barred from coverage, and Polaroid Corp.
v. Travelers, where Massachusetts became the first state to apply contract
reformation principles by amending a CGl policy to add a pollution exclusion the policy omitted.
Mr. karasik is an Honorary Fellow of the association of legal Scholars at
the Center for international legal Studies. His publications include: “Polaroid
– The Sixty Million dollar Mistake” and “Recent developments Regarding
american Personal injury law.”
SHELDON KARASIK, P.C.
A PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
175 east 96th Street, Suite 9-l, new York, n Y 10128
p: 212.722.0694, cell: 917.587.8153
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