Buchalter

Legal Services | Oregon, USA
tel: 503 226 1191 | fax: 503 226 0079
805 SW Broadway Suite 1500 | Portland | Oregon | 97205 | USA

Main Contacts

Adam J. Bass

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Shareholder

David J. Elkanich

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Shareholder

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: 476

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Marissa  Alkhazov

Marissa Alkhazov

Shareholder
Jonathan A.  Ater

Jonathan A. Ater

Partner Emeritus
Andrea  Bartoloni

Andrea Bartoloni

Shareholder
L. David  Connell

L. David Connell

Shareholder
Amy  Cross

Amy Cross

Shareholder
Frank X.  Curci

Frank X. Curci

Shareholder
Kirsten J.  Day

Kirsten J. Day

Shareholder
David J.  Elkanich

David J. Elkanich

Shareholder
David J.  Elkanich

David J. Elkanich

Shareholder
Jeffrey   Frasier

Jeffrey Frasier

Shareholder
Daniel P.  Larsen

Daniel P. Larsen

Shareholder
Leah  Lively

Leah Lively

Shareholder
Akana K. J.  Ma

Akana K. J. Ma

Shareholder
Alison M.  Pear

Alison M. Pear

Shareholder
John C.  Ramig

John C. Ramig

Shareholder
Joe   Sakay

Joe Sakay

Shareholder
Marcus J.  Williams

Marcus J. Williams

Shareholder

Of Counsel

Amber  Bevacqua-Lynott

Amber Bevacqua-Lynott

Senior Counsel
Michael  Fillingame

Michael Fillingame

Senior Counsel
Daniel  Lis

Daniel Lis

Senior Counsel
Claudia K.  Powers

Claudia K. Powers

Special Counsel
John M.  Schultz

John M. Schultz

Of Counsel
Alexandra  Shulman

Alexandra Shulman

Senior Counsel
Kirk W.  Smith

Kirk W. Smith

Senior Counsel

Articles

Federal Court Bars Colorado From Imposing Colorado Interest Rates on Loans Made by Out of State Banks

June 24, 2024 By: Michael C. Flynn A new Colorado law required all banks and credit unions chartered in any state to charge only Colorado’s maximum interest rate, not the interest rates allowed by the lender’s state. In an opinion published on June 18, the US District Court for the District of Colorado issued a preliminary injunction staying the application of the Colorado law as to out of state banks not located in Colorado, allowing those states banks to charge Colorado borrowers the interest rate allowed by the lender’s state...

Navigating New PFAS Regulations in California and New York: Critical Updates for the Textile and Apparel Industries

June 18, 2024 By: Anne Marie Ellis Buchalter can assist by providing you with recommendations for testing laboratories, detailed analysis of state and federal PFAS regulations, create compliance programs tailored to meet regulatory requirements, assist in the preparation of necessary documentation including certificates of compliance, review and draft supplier contracts to include PFAS compliance and liability provisions, review your product lines, work with suppliers to understand PFAS usage, and provide litigation defense...

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Press

Buchalter Adds Four New Attorneys in Denver Continuing Its Growth

10 July, 2024  – Buchalter is pleased to announce the additions of Dylan Metzner in the Firm’s Denver office, along with Amber Arias, Laura Chartrand, and Albert Sahlstrom. Metzner joins as a Shareholder specializing in Tax Planning and Estate matters. Arias joins Buchalter’s Family Law practice group, Chartrand’s practice concentrates on natural resources matters representing clients in various industries, including agriculture, and oil and gas, and Sahlstrom’s practice focuses on both Commercial and Trust and Estate Litigation...

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