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July, 2020 - United States of America



WSG Welcomes New Members Beirut Law Firm and Buchalter


WSG is pleased to announce that Beirut Law Firm has joined the network as the exclusive legal member for Lebanon and Buchalter has joined as exclusive legal member for Southern California.

Beirut Law Firm

Beirut Law Firm was founded in the Commercial Center of Beirut in 2001 and is currently located in Antelias, Lebanon. The firm specializes in all major corporate and business fields of law, covering restructuring, M&A, local and global taxation, banking and finance, insurance, reinsurance and insurance recovery, labor and employment, IP and other business-related practices, as well as civil and commercial litigation, along with alternative dispute resolution.

While Beirut Law Firm has a broad service offering, the Energy sector, particularly offshore oil and gas development, has become a new and important stream of business for the firm. Insurance is the second area where the firm believes it has the leading practice (25% of the market) in Lebanon, combined with a strength in Banking and Financial Services and Corporate law.

J. Michael Bernard, WSG Chairman said, “The addition of this well-respected firm will be a valuable resource to the WSG membership. We feel that Beirut Law Firm is on a growth path in a market which is challenging at present, and we could not be happier with their decision to become an integral part of WSG.”

“We are proud to be accepted as a member of World Services Group,” said Charbel Abi-Antoun, Beirut Law Firm Founder and Managing Partner. “We value WSG’s high-quality standards for membership and the network’s excellent reputation for providing members with opportunities for new business which will increase our firm’s reach and expand the global scope of service we provide our clients.”

Beirut Law Firm has earned praise from many prestigious clients including the Lebanese Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Telecommunications, and The Association of Banks in Lebanon.


Founded in 1933, Buchalter is a full-service business law firm with six offices in California, as well as locations in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona. The firm’s 336 professionals represent regional, national and international clients in an many diverse areas including commercial finance, corporate, energy and natural resources, government, regulatory and administrative, health care, insolvency and financial law, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, privacy and data security, products liability, real estate, and tax and estate planning.

J. Michael Bernard, WSG Chairman said, “On behalf of our organization, I am proud to welcome Buchalter as the exclusive legal member representing Southern California. The addition of this strong, well-respected firm will provide valuable expertise and resources to the membership of the WSG network.”

“We are honored to become a member of WSG and look forward to collaborating with other WSG firms globally on best practices and to serve as an integral resource for all members,” said Adam Bass, Partner at Buchalter. “We value WSG’s exceptional reputation and the ability to provide members with new business opportunities and relationships to help our firm better assist its clients.”

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.


WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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