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Buchalter

Buchalter  

Legal Services | California, USA

www.buchalter.com
tel: 213 891 0700 | fax: 213 896 0400
1000 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles | California | 90017 | USA


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Buchalter's Overview

Buchalter is a full-service business law firm that has been teaming with clients for eight decades, providing legal counsel at all stages of their growth and evolution, and helping them meet the many legal challenges and decisions they face. Our clients are engaged in a diverse global economy governed by complex laws and regulations, and they trust us as advisers and business partners because we are involved in their world. They rely on our forward-thinking to help them resolve problems before they arise.

At Buchalter, we practice in that spirit.

Our founding principle-providing our clients with the best business solutions-continues to lead us. We value each client relationship, recognizing that their success is our success. Our overarching goal-getting the best results for the client in a timely manner with sensitivity to cost-has engendered client loyalty, and the firm has grown from that loyalty.

Our lawyers are accessible, resourceful, skillful and adept at responding to change. Our technological capabilities keep case law and rule changes at our fingertips and client communications current, enabling us to create efficient, superior outcomes.

We strongly believe that technology is a tool that furthers the practice of law and have used that belief to develop a cutting edge platform for our firm. We use a meshed (NVPN) network to facilitate work among offices, Cisco VoIP telephony and Video-over-IP conferencing. Sharing documents is seamless through FileSite, which is also utilized to create our Client Extranets. To support our litigation matters, we use Concordance and Opticon, as well as LiveNote and Sanction. Unlike many firms, we have the capacity to process e-Discovery in-house, reducing client costs.

Buchalter lawyers are also active members of the communities in which they live and work. Leadership is a value the founding partners practiced and passed on to the current generation of attorneys. Our lawyers sit on the boards of prominent organizations, teach and lecture frequently. We actively participate in many associations and groups including the Public Law Center, San Francisco Legal Aid Society, Practicing Law Institute, California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the LACBA Domestic Violence Project, the Sojourner Center, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Phoenix and many others.

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.

Buchalter's commitment to reflecting and enhancing the rich diversity of the clients and communities in which we practice is more than eight decades strong. The firm's diversity of attorneys and staff provides clients with a greater array of creative talent and alternative thinking, benefiting all.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1933
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 9
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 300

Areas of Practice
  • Commercial Finance
  • Corporate
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Government, Regulatory & Administrative
  • Health Care
  • Insolvency & Financial Law Group
  • Intellectual Property
  • Japan Practice
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Products Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Tax, Benefits and Estate Planning
Professionals

Partners

Rick Cohen

Rick CohenPartner Emeritus


Associates

Selena Medlen

Selena MedlenAssociate General Counsel


Of Counsel

Russell Allyn

Russell AllynSenior Counsel

Efrat M. Cogan

Efrat M. CoganOf Counsel

Jessie Reider Cristo

Jessie Reider CristoSenior Counsel



Brian T. Harvey

Brian T. HarveySenior Counsel

Dana Hobart

Dana HobartOf Counsel

Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" JanoffSenior Counsel


Vanessa LeFort

Vanessa LeFortSenior Counsel

David E. Mark

David E. MarkSenior Counsel


M. Reed  Mercado

M. Reed MercadoSenior Counsel

Andrea R. Musker

Andrea R. MuskerSenior Counsel


Anthony J. Napolitano

Anthony J. NapolitanoSenior Counsel

Philip Nulud

Philip NuludSenior Counsel

Mancy Pendergrass

Mancy PendergrassSenior Counsel


Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidSenior Counsel


Stuart A. Simon

Stuart A. SimonOf Counsel

Jennifer A. Smith

Jennifer A. SmithSenior Counsel

Pooya E. Sohi

Pooya E. SohiSenior Counsel


Ryan D. Staley

Ryan D. StaleySenior Counsel

Sarin Tavlian

Sarin TavlianSenior Counsel

Susan P. White

Susan P. WhiteSpecial Counsel


Nikole K. Zoumberakis

Nikole K. ZoumberakisSenior Counsel


Other

Kalley R. Aman

Kalley R. AmanShareholder


Paul S. Arrow

Paul S. ArrowShareholder

Farhad Bahar

Farhad BaharShareholder


Anita Barooni

Anita BarooniAttorney

Ariel A. Berrios

Ariel A. BerriosShareholder

Farah Bhatti

Farah BhattiShareholder


Oren Bitan

Oren BitanShareholder


William S. Brody

William S. BrodyShareholder

Alyssa Brown

Alyssa BrownAttorney

Michael Cereseto

Michael CeresetoShareholder


Arthur Chinski

Arthur ChinskiShareholder


Robert S. Cooper

Robert S. CooperShareholder

Mark T. Cramer

Mark T. CramerShareholder


Steven Di Saia

Steven Di SaiaShareholder


Aaron Elster

Aaron ElsterAttorney


Gabriel G. Green

Gabriel G. GreenShareholder


Julian Gurule

Julian GuruleShareholder


Harumi Hata

Harumi HataShareholder

David Hitchcock

David HitchcockShareholder

Peter V. Hogan

Peter V. HoganShareholder


John L. Hosack

John L. HosackShareholder

Lauren Jacobs

Lauren JacobsAppellate Fellow


Jeffrey H. Kapor

Jeffrey H. KaporShareholder


Eric Kennedy

Eric KennedyShareholder


Nathan Kiyam

Nathan KiyamAttorney

Sarah Kozal

Sarah KozalAttorney



Cheryl M. Lott

Cheryl M. LottShareholder

Carol K. Lucas

Carol K. LucasShareholder


Chizu Makiyama

Chizu MakiyamaJapan Practice Coordinator and Paralegal


Robert Miller

Robert MillerShareholder


Joshua Mizrahi

Joshua MizrahiShareholder


C. Tyler Ohanian

C. Tyler OhanianShareholder


Rajnish Puri

Rajnish PuriShareholder


Mary H. Rose

Mary H. RoseShareholder


Joel G.  Samuels

Joel G. SamuelsShareholder


Andrew  Selesnick

Andrew SelesnickShareholder

Matthew L. Seror

Matthew L. SerorShareholder

Daniel H. Slate

Daniel H. SlateShareholder


Scott O. Smith

Scott O. SmithShareholder

Barry A. Smith

Barry A. SmithShareholder



George Stephan

George StephanShareholder

Gordon Stuart

Gordon StuartAttorney


Kenny Tamura

Kenny TamuraAttorney

Joseph Vargas

Joseph VargasShareholder

Leonard (Len) Venger

Leonard (Len) VengerSenior Advisor


Tanya Viner

Tanya VinerShareholder


Jeremy Weitz

Jeremy WeitzShareholder


Gary Wolensky

Gary WolenskyShareholder

Philip J. Wolman

Philip J. WolmanShareholder


Daniel H. Wu

Daniel H. WuShareholder


Michael Zerman

Michael ZermanShareholder

Articles

General Permit for Winery Process Water Discharge Issued
Buchalter, April 2021

  The State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) approved the much-debated General Waste Discharge Requirements for Winery Process Water (“Winery Order”) on January 20, 2021. Although the official version of the approved Winery Order has not been released, an uncertified copy has been posted on the SWRCB website. Based on that document, most of the elements of the draft Winery Order remain unchanged from the most-recent draft issued for public comment. The SWRCB estimates that over 2,000 wineries will be subject to the Winery Order, a significant increase in the number of wineries that must comply with wastewater discharge conditions and obligations...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Returns
Buchalter, March 2021

On March 19, 2021, Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill No. 95 (SB95) and revived California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave. By March 29, 2021, employers of more than 25 employees must provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for covered employees who are unable to work or telework due to concerns related to COVID-19 through at least September 30, 2021. An employee qualifies as a covered employee entitled to Supplemental Paid Sick Leave if the employee is unable to work or telework due to any of the following reasons: The employee is required to quarantine or submit to an isolation period pursuant to local, state or federal guidance...

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Press

Anne Marie Ellis Joins The Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”)
Buchalter, April 2021

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

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. Buchalter’s 2021 Top Lawyers include: James Andrew Caprile - Health Care Steven Churchwell - Government Contracts, Legislative & Governmental Affairs Anna Crivelli - Business/Corporate James Dyer - Banking & Financial Service, Business/Corporate Benjamin M...

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