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Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. Bass



  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Government, Regulatory & Administrative Law
  • Litigation

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California, U.S.A.

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Adam J. Bass is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. Mr. Bass joined the Firm in 1993 and after 20 years with the Firm became President and Chief Executive Officer in January of 2013. Under his leadership, Buchalter has experienced substantial growth and opened five new office locations in Napa Valley, Sacramento, Seattle, San Diego, and Portland. Mr. Bass and the firm have also received a number of prestigious awards including his recognition multiple times in the “LA500” – Most Influential People in Los Angeles and as a Leader in the Law nominee by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Earlier in his career, Mr. Bass was recognized as a member of the Top 40 Under 40 by the Daily Journal. The firm has been recognized on American Lawyer‘s Am Law 200 list and named consecutively as a Best Places to Work. Further, Buchalter is consistently acknowledged as a Best Firm for Minority Attorneys, Law360, Top Law Firm with the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships, Law 360, was a recipient of the California Lawyer Association’s Excellence in Diversity Award, and one of AmLaw 200’s Top 50 Law Firms for Female Equity Partners.

As Chair of the Family Office & Wealth Management Practice Group and Co-Chair of the Social Media Influencers Industry Group, Mr. Bass’ practice includes the representation of companies of all sizes and financial institutions in both transactional and litigation matters. He is often called upon to handle general business matters for his corporate clients. Further, his areas of expertise include regulatory matters at the local, state, and federal levels, as well as government procurement. His experience includes corporate, loan workouts, creditors’ rights, real property, labor relations, public contracting and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Bass has served as an arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court and worked with the Dispute Resolution Section of the Bar Association. In addition, he was a member of the committee advising the Los Angeles Superior Court on issues concerning receiverships, and has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate including purchase and sale agreements, receiverships and judicial foreclosures.

Mr. Bass serves as a member of the University of San Diego School of Law Board of Visitors and is a former Board Member and Advisor to the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. Mr. Bass serves on a number of private company Boards of Directors. He is active in the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Provisional Remedies Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the California Receivers Forum. Mr. Bass is a former member of the Board of Directors of the California Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Directors of the California Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Financial Services Association, the Civil Justice Association of California, and the Residential Board of Governors of the National Mortgage Bankers Association.

Mr. Bass is a member of the American, California, and Los Angeles County Bar Associations.

Mr. Bass is an active member of his community, and contributes significant time and effort to civic and philanthropic causes.

Bar Admissions

  • California


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • University of San Diego Graduate School
  • University of San Diego
Areas of Practice

Corporate Law | Government, Regulatory & Administrative Law | Litigation | Real Estate | White Collar & Investigations


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Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks...

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