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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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 336

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

Of Counsel

Jessica Hawk

Jessica HawkSpecial Counsel

Sandy Isaac

Sandy IsaacSenior Counsel

Michelle K. Meek

Michelle K. MeekSenior Counsel

Robert Zadek

Robert ZadekOf Counsel



Malpractice Liability Considerations for Telehealth
Buchalter, October 2020

  As the use of telehealth continues to increase, providers need to be mindful of the liability laws in the jurisdictions that they operate in. Similar to in-person medical practices, telehealth services carry liability and malpractice risks. Once a provider virtually crosses a state line, he or she becomes subject to the liability laws of the other state. California enacted the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) in 1975 to decrease providers’ potential liability. Most notably, MICRA places a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: CFPB Issues Rule Extending the “GSE Patch”
Buchalter, October 2020

On October 20, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a final rule extending the Government Sponsored Enterprise “GSE Patch”, which was set to expire on January 10, 2021.  The GSE Patch is now extended until the earlier of (1) the mandatory compliance date of a final rule amending the General Qualified Mortgage (QM) loan definition in Regulation Z (QM underwriting rule), which the CFPB is expected to issue soon; or (2) a GSE leaving federal conservatorship. The GSE Patch provided that mortgages that meet Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae requirements (i.e...

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Buchalter Announces New Agribusiness Industry Law Group
Buchalter, October 2020

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.  Over the past several decades, Buchalter’s agribusiness practice has expanded to the representation of some of the largest and most innovative players in the industry, now utilizing thirty lawyers across multiple practice groups...

Buchalter Adds Five New Attorneys
Buchalter, October 2020

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. Sandy Isaac joined San Diego as a member of the Estate Planning practice. Michelle K. Meek is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group in San Diego and Matthew T. Drenan joins San Diego as a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group...

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