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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


Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: Health Plans are on the Hook for COVID Testing, Per the DMHC
Buchalter, June 2021

On June 7, 2021, the Department of Managed Health Care (“DMHC”) issued an All Plan Letter (APL-21-016) to the health care service plans it regulates, announcing that health care service plans must continue to cover certain COVID-19 testing for their enrollees beyond the now-expired DMHC’s emergency regulation[1] (“Emergency Regulation”). The DMHC relies on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)[2] and Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)[3] as the legal authority for this continued requirement...

New Oregon Legislation Further Restricts the Use of Noncompetition Agreements
Buchalter, June 2021

By: Alexandra Shulman The Oregon Legislature recently passed a new bill (SB 169) that will have a major impact on the use of noncompetition agreements in Oregon. These amendments to Oregon’s existing noncompetition statute, ORS 653.295, will become effective on January 1, 2022, and will apply to all Oregon noncompetition agreements entered into on or after that date.  The most significant changes to the statute are described below. Reduced Term. Under the current version of the law, the term of a noncompetition agreement may not exceed 18 months. The amended law reduces the maximum term to only 12 months...

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Buchalter Attorneys Successfully Obtained Important Ruling from the Ninth Circuit
Buchalter, June 2021

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.  Quintara challenged an order striking and dismissing nine of its alleged DNA sequencing trade secrets. The United States District Court, Northern District of California granted Ruifeng’s motion to strike or dismiss resulting from Quintara’s failure to comply with California  Code of Civil Procedure section 2019...

Buchalter Represented VEP Healthcare Inc. in Its Merger with US Acute Care Solutions
Buchalter, June 2021

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.  The Buchalter team was led by Shareholders Andy Selesnick, Philip Wolman, Tanya Viner, and Josh Mizrahi, Senior Counsel Nikole Zoumberakis and Jerry Janoff, Of Counsel Stuart Simon, Special Counsel Jessica Hawk, and Attorneys Jennifer Guerrero, Anna Thomas, and Sarah Vega. For more information, please see here...

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