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Buchalter

Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. Bass

Shareholder

Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Buchalter
California, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

WSG Regional Council
Member 2021/ 2022
Profile

Adam 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. In addition, Buchalter has consistently received numerous recognitions for diversity, equity, and inclusion, including one of the 100 Best Law Firms for minority attorneys in Law360’s Minority Report. Law360 has also recognized Buchalter as one of the Top Firms with the Most Diverse Equity Partnership, as one of the 50 Best Law Firms for Minority Partners, and a Top Firm for Minority Attorneys. The Firm is also the recipient of the California Lawyer Association’s Excellence in Diversity Award, and recognized in the AmLaw 200’s annual ranking of the A-List Female Equity Partner Scorecard. Further, Buchalter received a score of 95 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index, the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.

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. He also 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.

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

Bar Admissions

  • California

Education

  • 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

Articles

  • Negotiating Leases During the Pandemic: Legal Insight
  • 5 Great-Recession Lessons GCs Must Remember Today
  • Quoted: California Was No Bear Market in 2017
  • Quoted: The Questions You Need To Ask Before Making A Lateral Move
  • Q&A: Entering the Lateral Hiring Market


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