Buchalter

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

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: 300

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Rick  Cohen

Rick Cohen

Partner Emeritus

Associates

Selena  Medlen

Selena Medlen

Associate General Counsel

Of Counsel

Russell  Allyn

Russell Allyn

Senior Counsel
Alyssa  Brown

Alyssa Brown

Senior Counsel
Efrat M.  Cogan

Efrat M. Cogan

Of Counsel
Jessie Reider  Cristo

Jessie Reider Cristo

Senior Counsel
I. Morley   Drucker

I. Morley Drucker

Of Counsel
Michael B.  Fisher

Michael B. Fisher

Of Counsel
Michael C.  Flynn

Michael C. Flynn

Of 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
Ashley  Milnes

Ashley Milnes

Senior Counsel
Andrea R.  Musker

Andrea R. Musker

Senior Counsel
Anthony J.  Napolitano

Anthony J. Napolitano

Senior Counsel
Philip  Nulud

Philip Nulud

Senior Counsel
Mancy  Pendergrass

Mancy Pendergrass

Senior Counsel
Linda  Puertas

Linda Puertas

Special 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
Jennifer A.  Smith

Jennifer A. Smith

Senior Counsel
Pooya E.  Sohi

Pooya E. Sohi

Senior Counsel
Ryan D.  Staley

Ryan D. Staley

Senior 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

Kalley R.  Aman

Kalley R. Aman

Shareholder
Paul S.  Arrow

Paul S. Arrow

Shareholder
Farhad  Bahar

Farhad Bahar

Shareholder
Jake D.   Barney

Jake D. Barney

Attorney
Anita  Barooni

Anita Barooni

Attorney
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
Carly  Briggs

Carly Briggs

Attorney
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
Kevin  Connelly

Kevin Connelly

Attorney
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
David  DeBerry

David DeBerry

Attorney
Steven  Di Saia

Steven Di Saia

Shareholder
Olivia  Durnell

Olivia Durnell

Attorney
Aaron  Elster

Aaron Elster

Attorney
Douglas P.  Farr

Douglas P. Farr

Shareholder
Robert S.  Gillison

Robert S. Gillison

Shareholder
Blake  Gillman

Blake Gillman

Attorney
Gabriel G.  Green

Gabriel G. Green

Shareholder
Julian  Gurule

Julian Gurule

Shareholder
Weiss B.   Hamid

Weiss B. Hamid

Attorney
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
Lauren  Jacobs

Lauren Jacobs

Attorney
Suzanne Cate  Jones

Suzanne Cate Jones

Shareholder
Jeffrey H.  Kapor

Jeffrey H. Kapor

Shareholder
Eric  Kennedy

Eric Kennedy

Shareholder
Graham  Lambert

Graham Lambert

Attorney
Lance  Lehnhof

Lance Lehnhof

Shareholder
Michelle  Lopez

Michelle Lopez

Attorney
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
Danielle  Mayer

Danielle Mayer

Attorney
Damaris L.  Medina

Damaris L. Medina

Shareholder
Robert  Miller

Robert Miller

Shareholder
William M.  Miller

William M. Miller

Shareholder
Masahisa  Mitsunaga

Masahisa Mitsunaga

Shareholder
Joshua  Mizrahi

Joshua Mizrahi

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
Joshua M.  Robbins

Joshua M. Robbins

Shareholder
Mary H.  Rose

Mary H. Rose

Shareholder
Colin  Rowe

Colin Rowe

Attorney
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
Steven M.  Spector

Steven M. Spector

Shareholder
George  Stephan

George Stephan

Shareholder
Stephen J.  Strauss

Stephen J. Strauss

Shareholder
Blake  Terry

Blake Terry

Shareholder
Joseph  Vargas

Joseph Vargas

Shareholder
Leonard (Len)  Venger

Leonard (Len) Venger

Senior Advisor
Trevor  Vincent

Trevor Vincent

Attorney
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
Melissa  Wilner

Melissa Wilner

Attorney
Gary  Wolensky

Gary Wolensky

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

Articles

CARB Releases Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update

By: Gwenneth O’Hara, Nora Sheriff, Jonathan Kendrick, and Lillian Rafii After extensive collaboration with other state agencies and nearly a year’s worth of public workshops on scoping plan topics and modeling, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its Draft 2022 Scoping Plan Update (Draft Scoping Plan) on May 10, 2022...

Non-contracted Providers Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies for Medicare Advantage Claims

May 12, 2022 By: Mikhail Parnes and Devan McCarty Health plans routinely assert that contracted providers must appeal underpayments or claim denials according to the health plans’ internal dispute process. The payer/provider agreement itself, or provider manuals that health plans contend are incorporated by reference, are the basis for the appeal requirement. Health plans oftentimes analogize this process to the legal principle of exhaustion of administrative remedies. A health plan’s appeal requirement generally does not apply in instances where the provider does not have a contract with the health plan (i.e., a non-contracted provider)...

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Press

Buchalter Relocates to Fox Tower in Downtown Portland

18 May, 2022. Buchalter is pleased to announce its Portland office has relocated to occupy the 15th floor in Fox Tower in downtown Portland. With fifty-five attorneys and support staff, Buchalter moved into 17,000 square feet of the downtown Portland skyscraper on May 17. “We are thrilled to settle in to the iconic Fox Tower in the heart of Downtown Portland,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “The space is exactly what we were looking for to accommodate our growth in Oregon, especially in this changing business landscape...

Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholder in Portland

03, May 2022. Buchalter is pleased to welcome new Shareholder Leah Lively in the Firm’s Portland office as a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group. Lively joins from Davis Wright Tremaine. “Leah is an exceptional addition to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “She comes to us as a highly recognized and respected attorney in the Labor and Employment space. She will make significant contributions to our practice group, and to the Firm as a whole.” Lively is an experienced litigator and counselor who has tried more than 40 jury trials in multiple states and jurisdictions during her career...

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