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1000 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles | California | 90017 | USA

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Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

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


Rick Cohen

Rick CohenPartner Emeritus


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

Landon Hardcastle

Landon HardcastleSenior Counsel

Dana Hobart

Dana HobartOf Counsel


Gerald "Jerry" JanoffSenior Counsel

Vanessa LeFort

Vanessa LeFortSenior 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

Linda Puertas

Linda PuertasSpecial 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


Kalley R. Aman

Kalley R. AmanShareholder

Paul S. Arrow

Paul S. ArrowShareholder

Farhad Bahar

Farhad BaharShareholder

Anita Barooni

Anita BarooniAttorney

Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

Ariel A. Berrios

Ariel A. BerriosShareholder

Farah Bhatti

Farah BhattiShareholder

Oren Bitan

Oren BitanShareholder

Carly Briggs

Carly BriggsAttorney

William S. Brody

William S. BrodyShareholder

Alyssa Brown

Alyssa BrownAttorney

Jed Burton

Jed BurtonShareholder

Lee C. Cheng

Lee C. ChengShareholder

Arthur Chinski

Arthur ChinskiShareholder

John Clough

John CloughShareholder

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

Brian T. Harvey

Brian T. HarveyShareholder

Harumi Hata

Harumi HataShareholder

David Hitchcock

David HitchcockShareholder

Peter V. Hogan

Peter V. HoganShareholder

John L. Hosack

John L. HosackShareholder

Jeffrey H. Kapor

Jeffrey H. KaporShareholder

Eric Kennedy

Eric KennedyShareholder

Nathan Kiyam

Nathan KiyamAttorney

Cheryl M. Lott

Cheryl M. LottShareholder

Carol K. Lucas

Carol K. LucasShareholder

David E. Mark

David E. MarkShareholder

Robert Miller

Robert MillerShareholder

Joshua Mizrahi

Joshua MizrahiShareholder

Joanne Moon

Joanne MoonAttorney

C. Tyler Ohanian

C. Tyler OhanianShareholder

Rajnish Puri

Rajnish PuriShareholder

Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidShareholder

Mary H. Rose

Mary H. RoseShareholder

Colin Rowe

Colin RoweAttorney

Keven Rowe

Keven RoweShareholder

Joel G.  Samuels

Joel G. SamuelsShareholder

Andrew  Selesnick

Andrew SelesnickShareholder

Matthew L. Seror

Matthew L. SerorShareholder

Daniel H. Slate

Daniel H. SlateShareholder

Barry A. Smith

Barry A. SmithShareholder

Scott O. Smith

Scott O. SmithShareholder

George Stephan

George StephanShareholder

Gordon Stuart

Gordon StuartAttorney

Kenny Tamura

Kenny TamuraAttorney

Blake Terry

Blake TerryShareholder

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


Keeping an Eye on San Francisco’s Plans to Decarbonize Existing Commercial Buildings
Buchalter, November 2021

November 22, 2021   By: Jonathan Kendrick and Manuel Fishman In the coming weeks, the City of San Francisco’s Department of Environment is expected to submit a new Climate Action Plan for Mayor London Breed’s approval. The Climate Action Plan will provide a roadmap for the City of San Francisco (the “City”) to pursue ambitious new climate action goals that were added to the City’s Environment Code in late July 2021 (the “Climate Goals”)...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: OSHA Issues COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Rules
Buchalter, November 2021

November 5, 2021 By: John Epperson The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its much-anticipated Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19 vaccination and testing on November 5, 2021. The ETS went into effect immediately upon publication in the Federal Register with requirements phased in over 30 to 60 days...

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Buchalter Opens Office in Salt Lake City, UT
Buchalter, November 2021

November 17, 2021 – Buchalter is pleased to announce the opening of its new Salt Lake City office with the addition of seven lawyers and four professional staff including paralegals and two law clerks. The office is anchored by Shareholders Keven Rowe, Jed Burton and Blake Terry, along with Landon Hardcastle, Trevor Vincent, Carly Briggs, and Clayton Smith. In addition, Buchalter Shareholder, Marcus Williams, will work out of the Salt Lake City office. “The decision to open an office in Salt Lake City was a simple one as the city’s real estate, technology, and financial services industries are all thriving. For Buchalter, the challenge was to find the right lawyers to start the office...

Buchalter’s Adam Bass Appointed to World Services Group’s Regional Council
Buchalter, November 2021

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Chief Executive Officer and President, Adam Bass, was recently appointed as a new member of World Services Group’s (“WSG”) North America Regional Council. The announcement was made at WSG’s Global Symposium & 2021 Annual Meeting. Mr. Bass will serve a two-year term. WSG is a multidisciplinary professional services network of independent law, accounting and investment banking firms ranking as one of the largest among the more than 200 professional services networks in the world. In his new role, Mr. Bass will specifically concentrate on how the region is overcoming the pandemic’s impact and how it may shape the future...

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