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16435 North Scottsdale Road Suite 440 | Scottsdale | Arizona | 85254 | 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.

  • 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

Of Counsel

J. Noland Franz

J. Noland FranzOf Counsel

Donna Y. Ong

Donna Y. OngOf Counsel

Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidSenior Counsel

Tina A. Smith

Tina A. SmithSpecial Counsel

Nancy K. Swift

Nancy K. SwiftSenior Counsel


Laurent Badoux

Laurent BadouxShareholder

Ali Elliott

Ali ElliottAttorney

Steven M. Fox

Steven M. FoxShareholder

William J. Gelm

William J. GelmShareholder

Glenn Hotchkiss

Glenn HotchkissShareholder

Kevin T. Lytle

Kevin T. LytleShareholder

Robert Miller

Robert MillerShareholder

Paul M. Weiser

Paul M. WeiserShareholder

Quinn C. Wheeler

Quinn C. WheelerShareholder

Eric C. Wilhelm

Eric C. WilhelmShareholder


The Post-Facebook TCPA Landscape: How the Supreme Court’s Opinion on the Definition of ATDS Has Changed Legal Risk for Companies That Text or Call Consumers
Buchalter, May 2021

By: Artin Betpera The Telephone Consumer Protection Act has for over a decade been a source of significant legal risk for any business that communicates with consumers by phone or text.  The TCPA prohibits making calls without consent to cell phones using an “Automatic Telephone Dialing System” (“ATDS”), and contains a private right of action that provides for statutory damages of $500 up to $1,500 per offending call or text...

Corporate Practice of Medicine on Steroids
Buchalter, May 2021

By: Carol K. Lucas At a time when many are questioning the continued utility and viability of the corporate practice of medicine ban, California may be doubling down. On May 3, 2021, the California Senate Health Committee approved SB-642, the stated purpose of which is to protect medical decision-making from lay control. The bill is currently pending in the California Senate. Assembly Bill AB-705 is a substantially identical bill in the California Assembly. The SB-642 adds Section 2408.5 to the Business and Professions Code, as follows: 2408.5...

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Buchalter Announces New Members of Its Board of Directors
Buchalter, May 2021

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. “As the Firm continues to experience tremendous growth, it is imperative that the unique and more diverse perspectives of all of our lawyers are reflected at our highest levels of management,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer...

Buchalter Welcomes New Professional Responsibility Group Chair in Portland
Buchalter, April 2021

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...

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