Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholders in Denver, Expands Family Law Practice

April, 2024 - Los Angeles, California

10 April, 2024. Buchalter is proud to announce the addition of two new Shareholders in its Denver office - Rajesh “Raj” Kukreja and Kara Chrobak have joined the firm’s Family Law practice. Both come to Buchalter from Sherman & Howard.

"We are thrilled to welcome Raj and Kara to the firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Their wealth of experience and dedication to excellence will further strengthen our capabilities in serving clients' diverse family law needs."

Buchalter launched their High Net Worth Family Law practice in March 2023, with the addition of Monica Mazzei, the chair of the Firm’s Family Law group. The group prides itself on delivering innovative and creative solutions for the dissolution of marriages involving founders, executives, and chiefs in tech, venture capital, hedge funds and private equity, as well as business owners and trust beneficiaries.

“Raj and Kara's addition to our Denver office marks an exciting milestone in our journey to expand the firm’s family law practice and provide top-tier legal representation to our clients,” said Mazzei. “Their expertise in family law will greatly contribute to the success of our Family Law practice and growth of the firm."

Kukreja and Chrobak work as a team on most cases and their practice focuses on the representation of individuals with High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth marital estates in their dissolution of marriage and related matters. Such matters often involve the valuation of privately held companies, valuation of real estate interests, analysis of actual and potential property interests, separate property tracing, valuation of trusts, analysis of executive compensation, and litigation regarding the enforceability of marital agreements. Both individuals represent clients throughout the Denver metro area, on the Front Range, and in the mountain communities of Vail, Breckenridge, Aspen, and Telluride.

Kukreja has extensive experience with both trial work and alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration. He also has received additional professional mediation training and has recently begun offering mediation and arbitration services.

Kukreja stated, "I am excited to join Buchalter and contribute to its growing presence in Denver. Buchalter allows me to grow my practice and better serve my clients with the impressive range of resources that I can now offer my clients.”

Chrobak leans on skills learned as a former commercial litigator, both in litigating cases and in helping clients reach favorable resolutions through negotiation and mediation. She also handles international cases, including custody disputes involving the Hague Convention.

“I look forward to bringing my passion for family law and my dedication to delivering exceptional legal results to Buchalter.” Added Chrobak. “I am thrilled to contribute to the firm’s continued growth and success in Denver.”

Buchalter opened their Denver office in November 2022, and since then have grown to include more than 20 attorneys and staff.

“Raj and Kara are respected and capable professionals with stellar reputations in their field. We have the utmost confidence in the growth and success of this group and their transition to Buchalter,” added Robert Hinckley, Office Managing Shareholder in Denver.