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Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholders in Orange County
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

July 22, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of two new shareholders in Orange County - Lee C. Cheng joins as a member of the Corporate practice group, and Michael Katz joins as a member of the Litigation practice group. “I am delighted to welcome both Lee and Michael to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Office of Buchalter...

IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals recognizes J. Rick Taché and Cecily Anne O’Regan
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter is proud to announce IAM Patent 1000’s recognition of Orange County Shareholder, J. Rick Taché and San Francisco Special Counsel Cecily Anne O’Regan on the 2021 list of the “World’s Leading Patent Professionals.” The IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe...

Buchalter Victorious on Appeal in 5-hour ENERGY® Consumer Protection Lawsuit
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

Living Essentials, LLC, the maker of the 5-hour ENERGY® products prevailed on appeal in the Oregon Court of Appeals in a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the State of Oregon...

Buchalter Continues Growth Spurt in Arizona
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

July 20, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce and welcome Corporate practice group member Phil Donnelly to the Arizona office. The Firm’s Arizona office has experienced substantial growth this year with the addition of six new attorneys since January...

David J. Elkanich quoted in Law360
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

Sanction Reduced For Ore. Atty Who Posted Client Info By Kevin Penton "David J...

Buchalter Successful in Convincing Federal Appeals Court FAA Violated Environmental Laws at LAX
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter was victorious when a federal appeals court recently found that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) violated key environmental laws when it changed flight patterns for aircraft coming into Los Angeles International Airport...

Buchalter’s Mark T. Cramer and Andrew H. Selesnick Named “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” by the Los Angeles Business Journal
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

July 12, 2021 Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholders Mark T. Cramer and Andrew H. Selesnick have been named “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” by The Los Angeles Business Journal. In this special section, the Los Angeles Business Journal has gathered some of the very best litigators and trial attorneys in the region. Mark T...

Buchalter Welcomes New Intellectual Property Shareholder in San Francisco
Buchalter, July 2021
California, United States of America

July 08, 2021.  Buchalter is pleased to welcome Marlene Williams, Shareholder in San Francisco and newest member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on helping clients maximize the value of their brands and copyrights while avoiding risks connected with developing new brands and creative works...

Buchalter Secures More than $22.6 Million From Chicago Title for Victims of Largest Ponzi Scheme in San Diego History
Buchalter, June 2021
California, United States of America

LOS ANGELES – June 28, 2021. Buchalter secured a favorable settlement of more than $22.6 million from Chicago Title on behalf of approximately 80 victims of a fraudulent liquor license investment scheme.  Gina Champion-Cain, the mastermind behind the scheme, defrauded investors into believing they were investing in short term loans for liquor license applicants...

Buchalter Secures Summary Judgment and Full Dismissal in Proposition 65 Lawsuit
Buchalter, June 2021
California, United States of America

In May 2021, Anne Marie Ellis, Bree Oswald and David DeBerry secured Summary Judgment and a full dismissal for their clients- which were contract manufacturers and retailers of personal care products, in a Proposition 65 lawsuit that raised novel legal issues. The case was pending before Judge Buckley in Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Division...

Buchalter Attorneys Successfully Obtained Important Ruling from the Ninth Circuit
Buchalter, June 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter Lawyers Dylan W. Wiseman, Robert M. Dato, Brandon M. Carr and Tiffany Ng representing Ruifeng Biztech, Inc., obtained an important ruling from the Ninth Circuit. On June 8, 2021, the Ninth Circuit denied petitioner’s writ in the matter of Quintara Biosciences, Inc. v. Ruifeng Biztech, Inc...

Buchalter Represented VEP Healthcare Inc. in Its Merger with US Acute Care Solutions
Buchalter, June 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter recently represented VEP Healthcare Inc. in its merger with US Acute Care Solutions. Together, the companies form the largest physician-owned provider of integrated acute care medicine and the third-largest provider of emergency medicine services in the U.S., serving more than seven million patients annually in approximately 300 hospital-based locations...

Buchalter Welcomes Litigation Shareholder in Los Angeles
Buchalter, June 2021
California, United States of America

June 02, 2021.  Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder John Clough, and welcome him to our Los Angeles Office. Clough is the newest member of the Litigation Practice Group. A seasoned trial lawyer, Clough focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation...

Michael Williamson Quoted in Bloomberg Law
Buchalter, May 2021
California, United States of America

"Biden’s Capital Gains Hike Could Sweeten This Trump Tax Break" Bloomberg Law By: Noah Buhayar and Ben Steverman "Other changes Biden is proposing -- such as new limits on a popular break used by property investors -- could drive more money to opportunity zone funds, said Michael Williamson, chair of the real estate practice group at law fir

Buchalter Welcomes Litigation Shareholder in Orange County
Buchalter, May 2021
California, United States of America

May 18, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder Artin Betpera, who joins the firm’s Orange County office. Betpera is the newest member of the Litigation and Class Action practice groups. “I am thrilled to welcome Artin to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer...

Buchalter Announces New Members of Its Board of Directors
Buchalter, May 2021
California, United States of America

May 12, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce new additions to its Board of Directors - Damaris Medina, a Los Angeles and Orange County-based Shareholder, who is also the first Hispanic female in this position, Kevin Lytle, Shareholder in the Phoenix/Scottsdale office, and Matthew Covington, Shareholder in the San Francisco office...

Buchalter Welcomes New Professional Responsibility Group Chair in Portland
Buchalter, April 2021
California, United States of America

April 20, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce David Elkanich joins the Firm as Chair of the newly launched Professional Responsibility Practice Group. He is a welcome addition to the Firm’s expanding Portland office, and also a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Elkanich focuses his practice primarily on legal ethics, risk management, and discipline defense...

Anne Marie Ellis Joins The Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”)
Buchalter, April 2021
California, United States of America

Senior Counsel Anne Marie Ellis joins the Product Liability Advisory Council ("PLAC"), becoming a new Sustaining member. PLAC is trade association at the forefront of helping product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers stay abreast of legal and regulatory issues that affect their business both today, and in the future...

Buchalter Attorneys Named 2021 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm's Sacramento office have been named 2021 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine. These attorneys have gained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields of law...

Mary-Christine “M. C.” Sungaila Quoted in Law360
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

"Big Auto's High Court Jurisdictional Workaround Rebuffed" Law360 By: Linda Chiem "'In some way it's not unexpected, but the separate opinions by Justices Alito and Gorsuch point out [there's] more food for thought about what the court is doing, so I think there's layers to it,' M.C. Sungaila, who heads Buchalter PC's appellate practice group, told Law360...

Mary-Christine “M. C.” Sungaila Quoted in Law.com Supreme Court Brief
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

"March Calendar: See Who's Arguing | When a 'Friend' Supports Neither Party | New Press for Cameras in the Court | SCOTUS Headlines" Law.com By: Marcia Coyle “'COVID has accelerated the use of technology in the courts. This has impacted the highest court in the land as well, with real-time audio of oral arguments...

Buchalter Welcomes Tax & Estate Planning Shareholder in Portland
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

March 23, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder William J. (“Bill”) Keeler, Jr. Keeler joins in Portland as the newest addition to the Firm’s growing Tax & Estate Planning Practice Group...

Buchalter Successfully Represented Ruifeng Biztech, Inc. in a First-of-its Kind Motion to Dismiss Claims Under the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter recently represented Ruifeng Biztech, Inc., in what may be a first-of-its kind ruling, on March 13, 2021, the Northern District of California granted Ruifeng Biztech’s motion to strike nine of Quintara Biosciences, Inc...

Buchalter Welcomes New Insurance Coverage Litigation Shareholder in San Diego
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

March 16, 2021 – Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder Cecilia Miller, and welcome her to our San Diego Office. She joins the firm’s Litigation and Insurance Law Practice Groups. Miller’s practice encompasses trial and appellate representation of her policyholder clients in arbitrations, state courts, and federal courts across the country...

Buchalter Litigation Team Secures Win in $15MM+ Product Liability Suit
Buchalter, March 2021
California, United States of America

March 2, 2021.  Buchalter’s Products Liability team represented our client, Hyundai Motor America, in a trial victory obtained in Orange County Superior Court.  Plaintiff brought suit against Hyundai claiming that the subject 2016 Hyundai Accent was defectively designed and manufactured.  Plaintiff sought an award of $15.4 million against Hyundai...

Buchalter Attorneys Named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys in the Firm’s Los Angeles & Orange County offices were named 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers. These attorneys have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Buchalter’s 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers include: William S. Brody Harry W. R...

With New Year, Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholders in Arizona
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., January 28, 2021 – Buchalter is pleased to announce that it has added two Shareholders in its Arizona office – Robert Miller joins the Insolvency and Financial Law practice group and Quinn C. Wheeler joins the Commercial Finance practice group.  Both attorneys join from Bryan Cave. “I am thrilled to welcome Bob and Quinn, both exceptional additions, to the Firm...

Buchalter Announces J. Craig Cartwright as New Office Managing Shareholder in Arizona
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of America

January 26, 2021.  Buchalter is pleased to announce that J. Craig Cartwright has officially begun his position as the new office Managing Shareholder in Arizona.  He spent the last several months working with Paul M. Weiser, the Arizona office Managing Shareholder since 2005, to ensure a smooth transition...

Shareholders Mercedes O. Martin and Masahisa Mitsunaga Named Two of 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Shareholders Mercedes O. Martin and Masahisa Mitsunaga were both recognized as 2021 Minority Leaders of Influence: Attorneys by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Mercedes Martin specializes in real estate transactions, with an emphasis on real estate secured transactions, tax credit finance and equity investments...

Melissa Richards, Quoted in Credit Chronometer
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of America

January 21, 2020 Credit Chronometer A Housing Policy Wish List under a Biden/Harris Administration By: Joseph Cioffi "2020 (and, by the looks of it, 2021) has taught us that predicting the future is no longer merely a fool’s errand as not even Nostradamus would find success in the prognostication business these days...

Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila Quoted in Law360
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of Ame

"California Cases To Watch In 2021" Law360 By: Dorothy Atkins "Mary-Christine 'M.C.' Sungaila, chair of the appellate practice at Buchalter, said COVID-19 disruptions have lasted for so long that court dockets are overloaded and judges want to move ahead with in-person jury trials as best they can, with criminal cases taking priority...

Manuel Fishman Quoted in Law360
Buchalter, January 2021
California, United States of Ame

"Calif. Real Estate Regulations, Legislation To Watch In 2021" Law360 By Andrew McIntyre "Since the passage of Prop. 13 in 1978, commercial and residential properties in the state have only been reassessed for tax purposes when they've sold, and lawmakers and special interest groups have been trying to rewrite the law for decades...

Anne Marie Ellis, Quoted in Marijuana Business Daily
Buchalter, December 2020
United States of America

Marijuana Business Daily "New California cannabis health-warning label requirement could trigger swell of industry lawsuits" By: John Schroyer "Legal experts said such a mandate often is enforced not by state regulators but by private plaintiffs and attorneys...

Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila Quoted in Bloomberg Law
Buchalter, December 2020
United States of America

Bloomberg Law "Jewish-Owned Art Sold in Nazi Era at Center of SCOTUS Case (2)" By: Kimberly Robinson "There’s a real tension for the justices in this case, said M.C. Sungaila, who filed a similar case last year that the justices refused to consider...

Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila Quoted in The Recorder
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

The Recorder "California Justice Leondra Kruger Sees Spotlight Amid Biden Transition" By: Cheryl Miller "Almost six years ago, then-Gov. Jerry Brown found himself defending his nomination of Leondra Kruger to the California Supreme Court. Critics wanted to know why Brown didn’t pick a practicing California attorney or judge. Why go with a U.S...

Buchalter Represents Transamerica Corporation in $650 Million Dollar Sale of San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid Center
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

Buchalter attorneys represented Transamerica in the $650 million sale of San Francisco’s Transamerica Pyramid Center, the largest U.S. real estate deal since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The sale includes the entire Transamerica Pyramid block, and was the first time this entire block traded since the Pyramid was built in 1972...

Buchalter Elevates Three Attorneys to Shareholder
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 20, 2020 - – Buchalter is pleased to announce the promotions of Northern California based Benjamin H. Heuer, and Scottsdale based Shaleen D. Brewer and Renee M. Shprecher to Shareholder. “We are excited to share the news of these well-deserved promotions - Ben, Shaleen, and Renee represent Buchalter exceptionally well,” said Adam J...

Buchalter Welcomes New Shareholder, Kirsten Day, in Portland Continues Expansion across Pacific Northwest
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

November 10, 2020 – Buchalter is pleased to welcome Kirsten Day newest Shareholder and member of its Real Estate practice group in Portland. Day brings over 20 years of experience to her national practice in leasing, acquisition/disposition, development and financing of regional shopping centers and other retail properties, Class A office buildings and industrial properties...

The San Diego Business Journal Names Buchalter Shareholders, Tracy A. Warren and Laura L. Nichols as 2020 “Leaders in Law” Finalists
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Shareholders Tracy A. Warren and Laura L. Nichols have both been been selected as 2020 “Leaders in Law” Finalists by the San Diego Business Journal. Tracy Warren is member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group in the Firm’s San Diego office. Ms...

Michael Flynn, Quoted in the American Banker
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

October 26, 2020 By: Neil Haggerty Banks, PPP recipients caught in bind between two SBA rescue programs   Michael Flynn commented on whether Congress might consider including the amounts of SBA Emergency Disaster Injury Loan grants in the SBA Payroll Protection Plan loan amounts eligible for loan forgiveness...

Buchalter 2021 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Awarded 57 Rankings
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

Buchalter is proud to announce it has been nationally ranked in 11 practice areas and regionally ranked in 46 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” U.S...

Buchalter Announces Kaufman Appellate Fellowship Program
Buchalter, November 2020
United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce the establishment of the Kaufman Appellate Fellowship Program, named in honor of California Supreme Court Justice Marcus Kaufman, who founded the appellate practice at Buchalter upon his retirement from the bench thirty years ago...

Buchalter Announces New Agribusiness Industry Law Group
Buchalter, October 2020
United States of America

LOS ANGELES, Calif., October 22, 2020. Buchalter is pleased to announce the formation of a new industry group exclusively focused on the exponentially-growing and ever-evolving agribusiness industry...

Buchalter Adds Five New Attorneys
Buchalter, October 2020
United States of America

Los Angeles, October 14, 2020 – Buchalter is pleased to announce the recent addition of five new attorneys. C. Dennis Loomis joined as a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Los Angeles. Stacey Ravetta joined in Seattle as a member of the Intellectual Property and Corporate Practice Groups...

Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila and Damaris L. Medina Named Top Women in Business in Orange County Nominees
Buchalter, October 2020
United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholders, M.C. Sungaila and Damaris Medina were named Top Women in Business in Orange County nominees by the Orange County Business Journal. Ms...

Buchalter Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Buchalter, October 2020
United States of America

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Beginning as an effort to educate the public about issues related to disabilities and employment, Congress declared the first week of each October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week in 1945. In 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month, changing the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month...

Richard Ormond Quoted in CEB Law Alert
Buchalter, September 2020
United States of America

New California Law Aims to Protect Financial Entities Serving the Legal Cannabis Industry September 30, 2020 By Katherine Proctor "Richard Ormond, a shareholder at Buchalter Law Firm in Los Angeles whose practice areas include cannabis and banking, said in an email that the bill's impact on the industry "will be nominal at this time without clearer

Buchalter Expands Its Tax and Estate Planning Practices with the Addition of Two New Shareholders in Los Angeles and San Diego
Buchalter, September 2020
United States of America

Buchalter is pleased to announce the welcome additions of Joseph K. Fletcher III and Laura Lamb Nichols to its Tax & Estate Planning and Corporate Law Practice Groups. Based in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office, Fletcher has over 25 years of tax law experience...

Buchalter Represents Burgess Cellars in Its Sale to Lawrence Family Vineyard
Buchalter, September 2020
United States of America

Buchalter represented Burgess Cellars, a revered 27-acre vineyard planted with vines in the 1880s, in its sale to Lawrence Family Vineyards. Burgess Cellars was originally purchased by Tom Burgess and Linda Burgess in 1972, one of the first of two dozen wineries in the Napa Valley...

Buchalter Successful in First Ever Arbitration Trial Via Zoom
Buchalter, September 2020
United States of America

Following a nine-day, first ever Zoom arbitration trial on a contractual fraud case relating to the sale of a business, Buchalter Shareholder Gabriel Green obtained a victorious Arbitrator’s Award in favor of Buchalter client Marc Haberman and his company, United Partners Limited, LLC...

 

 


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