Buchalter

Legal Services | California, USA
tel: 213 891 0700 | fax: 213 896 0400
1000 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles | California | 90017 | USA

Main Contacts

Adam J. Bass

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Overview

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise.

At Buchalter, we practice in that spirit.

Our founding principle-providing our clients with the best business solutions-continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success. Our overarching goal-getting the best results for the client in a timely manner with sensitivity to cost-has engendered client loyalty, and the firm has grown from that loyalty.

Our lawyers are accessible, resourceful, skillful and adept at responding to change. Our technological capabilities keep case law and rule changes at our fingertips and client communications current, enabling us to create efficient, superior outcomes.

We strongly believe that technology is a tool that furthers the practice of law and have used that belief to develop a cutting edge platform for our firm. We use a meshed (NVPN) network to facilitate work among offices, Cisco VoIP telephony and Video-over-IP conferencing. Sharing documents is seamless through FileSite, which is also utilized to create our Client Extranets. To support our litigation matters, we use Concordance and Opticon, as well as LiveNote and Sanction. Unlike many firms, we have the capacity to process e-Discovery in-house, reducing client costs.

Buchalter lawyers are also active members of the communities in which they live and work. Leadership is a value the founding partners practiced and passed on to the current generation of attorneys. Our lawyers sit on the boards of prominent organizations, teach and lecture frequently. We actively participate in many associations and groups including the Public Law Center, San Francisco Legal Aid Society, Practicing Law Institute, California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the LACBA Domestic Violence Project, the Sojourner Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Phoenix and many others.

Buchalter is consistently ranked among the leading law firms by Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers, The Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Business Journal. It is also ranked among the leading firms nationally by American Legal Media and the National Law Journal.

Buchalter's commitment to reflecting and enhancing the rich diversity of the clients and communities in which we practice is more than eight decades strong. The firm's diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater array of creative talent and alternative thinking, benefiting all.

Year this Office was Established: 1933
Lawyers Worldwide: 476

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Kalley R.  Aman

Kalley R. Aman

Shareholder
Paul S.  Arrow

Paul S. Arrow

Shareholder
Farhad  Bahar

Farhad Bahar

Shareholder
Adam J.   Bass

Adam J. Bass

Shareholder
Ariel A.  Berrios

Ariel A. Berrios

Shareholder
Farah  Bhatti

Farah Bhatti

Shareholder
Oren  Bitan

Oren Bitan

Shareholder
Bernard   Bollinger

Bernard Bollinger

Shareholder
Mark A.  Bonenfant

Mark A. Bonenfant

Shareholder
William S.  Brody

William S. Brody

Shareholder
Jed  Burton

Jed Burton

Shareholder
Lee C.  Cheng

Lee C. Cheng

Shareholder
Arthur  Chinski

Arthur Chinski

Shareholder
John  Clough

John Clough

Shareholder
Rick  Cohen

Rick Cohen

Partner Emeritus
Robert S.  Cooper

Robert S. Cooper

Shareholder
A. Blake  Cooper

A. Blake Cooper

Shareholder
Mark T.  Cramer

Mark T. Cramer

Shareholder
Jason  Croft

Jason Croft

Shareholder
Robert J.  Davidson

Robert J. Davidson

Shareholder
Steven  Di Saia

Steven Di Saia

Shareholder
Josh  Escovedo

Josh Escovedo

Shareholder
Douglas P.  Farr

Douglas P. Farr

Shareholder
Terry  Freeman

Terry Freeman

Shareholder
Robert S.  Gillison

Robert S. Gillison

Shareholder
Jason E.  Goldstein

Jason E. Goldstein

Shareholder
Gabriel G.  Green

Gabriel G. Green

Shareholder
Julian  Gurule

Julian Gurule

Shareholder
Brian T.  Harvey

Brian T. Harvey

Shareholder
Harumi  Hata

Harumi Hata

Shareholder
David  Hitchcock

David Hitchcock

Shareholder
Peter V.  Hogan

Peter V. Hogan

Shareholder
John L.  Hosack

John L. Hosack

Shareholder
Peggy  Hosking

Peggy Hosking

Shareholder
Suzanne Cate  Jones

Suzanne Cate Jones

Shareholder
Jeffrey H.  Kapor

Jeffrey H. Kapor

Shareholder
Daniel   Katz

Daniel Katz

Shareholder
Eric  Kennedy

Eric Kennedy

Shareholder
Mitchell  Kim

Mitchell Kim

Shareholder
Lance  Lehnhof

Lance Lehnhof

Shareholder
Cheryl M.  Lott

Cheryl M. Lott

Shareholder
Carol K.  Lucas

Carol K. Lucas

Shareholder
David E.  Mark

David E. Mark

Shareholder
Mercedes O.  Martin

Mercedes O. Martin

Shareholder
Damaris L.  Medina

Damaris L. Medina

Shareholder
Michael L.  Meeks

Michael L. Meeks

Shareholder
William M.  Miller

William M. Miller

Shareholder
Robert  Miller

Robert Miller

Shareholder
Jennifer  Misetich

Jennifer Misetich

Shareholder
Masahisa  Mitsunaga

Masahisa Mitsunaga

Shareholder
Joshua  Mizrahi

Joshua Mizrahi

Shareholder
Philip  Nulud

Philip Nulud

Shareholder
C. Tyler  Ohanian

C. Tyler Ohanian

Shareholder
Richard P.  Ormond

Richard P. Ormond

Shareholder
R. Chad  Pugh

R. Chad Pugh

Shareholder
Rajnish  Puri

Rajnish Puri

Shareholder
Josiah R.  Reid

Josiah R. Reid

Shareholder
Peter  Rho

Peter Rho

Shareholder
Joshua M.  Robbins

Joshua M. Robbins

Shareholder
Mary H.  Rose

Mary H. Rose

Shareholder
Keven  Rowe

Keven Rowe

Shareholder
Daniel M.  Rygorsky

Daniel M. Rygorsky

Shareholder
Joel G.   Samuels

Joel G. Samuels

Shareholder
William  Schoenholz

William Schoenholz

Shareholder
Andrew   Selesnick

Andrew Selesnick

Shareholder
Matthew L.  Seror

Matthew L. Seror

Shareholder
Daniel H.  Slate

Daniel H. Slate

Shareholder
Scott O.  Smith

Scott O. Smith

Shareholder
Pooya E.  Sohi

Pooya E. Sohi

Shareholder
Steven M.  Spector

Steven M. Spector

Shareholder
Ryan D.  Staley

Ryan D. Staley

Shareholder
Larry  Steinberg

Larry Steinberg

Shareholder
George  Stephan

George Stephan

Shareholder
Stephen J.  Strauss

Stephen J. Strauss

Shareholder
Blake  Terry

Blake Terry

Shareholder
Joseph  Vargas

Joseph Vargas

Shareholder
Tanya  Viner

Tanya Viner

Shareholder
Jeremy  Weitz

Jeremy Weitz

Shareholder
Marcus J.  Williams

Marcus J. Williams

Shareholder
Michael  Williamson

Michael Williamson

Shareholder
Robert A.  Willner

Robert A. Willner

Shareholder
Philip J.  Wolman

Philip J. Wolman

Shareholder
Jeffrey S.  Wruble

Jeffrey S. Wruble

Shareholder
Daniel H.  Wu

Daniel H. Wu

Shareholder
Michael  Zerman

Michael Zerman

Shareholder

Of Counsel

Russell  Allyn

Russell Allyn

Senior Counsel
Efrat M.  Cogan

Efrat M. Cogan

Of Counsel
Jessie Reider  Cristo

Jessie Reider Cristo

Senior Counsel
Michael B.  Fisher

Michael B. Fisher

Of Counsel
Michael C.  Flynn

Michael C. Flynn

Of Counsel
Jennifer  Guerrero

Jennifer Guerrero

Senior Counsel
Landon  Hardcastle

Landon Hardcastle

Senior Counsel
Dana  Hobart

Dana Hobart

Of Counsel
Karl    Israelsen

Karl Israelsen

Of Counsel
Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" Janoff

Senior Counsel
Vanessa  LeFort

Vanessa LeFort

Senior Counsel
Aaron M.  Levine

Aaron M. Levine

Senior Counsel
C. Dennis   Loomis

C. Dennis Loomis

Of Counsel
Melanie T.   Marcheschi

Melanie T. Marcheschi

Senior Counsel
Danielle  Mayer

Danielle Mayer

Senior Counsel
Selena  Medlen

Selena Medlen

Associate General Counsel
Ashley  Milnes

Ashley Milnes

Senior Counsel
Andrea R.  Musker

Andrea R. Musker

Senior Counsel
Anthony J.  Napolitano

Anthony J. Napolitano

Senior Counsel
Alexandra Bijan  Pakzad

Alexandra Bijan Pakzad

Special Counsel
Mancy  Pendergrass

Mancy Pendergrass

Senior Counsel
Scott M.  Salomon

Scott M. Salomon

Senior Counsel
Jack R.  Scharringhausen

Jack R. Scharringhausen

Senior Counsel
Stuart A.  Simon

Stuart A. Simon

Of Counsel
Gordon  Stuart

Gordon Stuart

Senior Counsel
Kenny  Tamura

Kenny Tamura

Senior Counsel
Sarin  Tavlian

Sarin Tavlian

Senior Counsel
Blake  Tengberg

Blake Tengberg

Senior Counsel
Susan P.  White

Susan P. White

Special Counsel
Michael J.  Worth

Michael J. Worth

Senior Counsel

Other

Leonard (Len)  Venger

Leonard (Len) Venger

Senior Advisor

Articles

Rounding Time Is No Longer a Safe Bet in Oregon and Washington

By: Leah Lively and Alexandra Shulman The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) mandates that employers compensate employees for each hour worked. Nonetheless, the Department of Labor guidance permits rounding of employee time punches so long as, among other things, the rounding is conducted in a neutral manner and, if any favor is shown, it benefits the employee. For example, using rounding, if an associate clocked in any time from 7:53 a.m. to 8:07 a.m., the company would round the employee’s time to 8:00 a.m. and pay the employee for hours worked based on an 8:00 a.m. start time...

NIL: Never-ending Intercollegiate Litigation

By: Stephen Best, Clayton Barnett, and Brian Adkins February 7, 2024 Whether you are a passionate supporter of college athletics or a casual sports fan, nearly everyone has heard the three letters, NIL. NIL (or name, image, and likeness) has quickly become part of the national sports lexicon ever since the United States Supreme Court opened the door for student-athletes to receive monetary compensation under National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston in 2021. Yet, it is likely an understatement to say that the Supreme Court “opened the door” to NIL, so much as they “broke the dam”...

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Press

Antitrust Trial Victory by Shareholders Joshua Robbins and Roger Scott Named as One of California’s Top Defense Verdicts of the Year

The Daily Journal has named as one of the Top Defense Verdicts for 2023 a complete defense victory that Buchalter Shareholders Joshua Robbins and Roger Scott won for client WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd. in a major antitrust and RICO lawsuit by a competing maker of surfing simulator machines. The case involved the extremely rare jury trial of “sham litigation” antitrust claims, in which WhiteWater—the world’s largest maker of water park rides—was accused of using earlier patent litigation to improperly block competition in the market. While the plaintiff in the case, represented by a prominent antitrust plaintiffs’ firm, had originally sought over $200 million in damages, Mr...

Jack R. Luellen, Quoted in The Denver Gazette

Colorado Democrats push to end new oil drilling by 2030 By: Scott Weiser February 12, 2024 “A ban on oil and gas drilling in Colorado almost certainly would implicate Fifth Amendment rights, as the property rights of mineral owners, as well as royalty owners, would be rendered valueless as a result of such a statutory ban,” said Jack Luellen, energy & natural resources special counsel in the Denver office of the Buchalter Law Firm. Luellen was referring go the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits the taking of private property for public use "without just compensation...

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