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tel: 503 226 1191 | fax: 503 226 0079
1331 NW Lovejoy St. Suite 900 | Portland | Oregon | 97209 | USA

Main Contacts

Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

Todd A. Mitchell

Todd A. MitchellShareholder

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


Jonathan A. Ater

Jonathan A. AterPartner Emeritus

Of Counsel

Amber Bevacqua-Lynott

Amber Bevacqua-LynottSenior Counsel

Daniel Lis

Daniel LisSenior Counsel

Amy Opoien

Amy OpoienSenior Counsel

Alison M. Pear

Alison M. PearSenior Counsel

Claudia K. Powers

Claudia K. PowersSpecial Counsel

John M. Schultz

John M. SchultzOf Counsel

Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra ShulmanSenior Counsel

Kirk W. Smith

Kirk W. SmithSenior Counsel



Court Of Appeal Provides A New Weapon For Employers Regarding PAGA Claims—Manageability
Buchalter, October 2021

By Robert S. Cooper The California Court of Appeal issued a landmark decision on September 9, 2021, upholding a trial court’s striking (dismissing) of a PAGA lawsuit because Plaintiff could not establish that trial of the matter would be “manageable” in court.  In Wesson v. Staples The Office Superstore, LLC (“Wesson”), the appellate court held that trial courts have discretion to strike claims brought under the Private Attorneys General Act under their inherent authority to manage litigation in their court...

Buchalter TCPA Digest: The FCC Reassigned Number Database Is About to Go Live. Are You Ready?
Buchalter, October 2021

October 12, 2021 By: Artin Betpera Calls to reassigned numbers have presented an endless source of legal risk for any company that calls or texts consumers for informational or marketing purposes. Reassigned number class actions brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act have resulted in eight-figure settlements, and present unique challenges when defending. For more than 10 years, the combination of murky regulations, and imperfect technological tools, have created a compliance minefield for callers. Now, nearly three years after being announced, the FCC is about to take its long-awaited Reassigned Number Database (“RND”) live on November 1, 2021...

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Buchalter’s Dylan Wiseman Named Among California’s 2021 Top Trade Secrets Lawyers by the Daily Journal
Buchalter, October 2021

Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholder Dylan W. Wiseman has been named among California’s 2021 Top Trade Secrets Lawyers by the Daily Journal. For twenty-six years, Dylan W. Wiseman has practiced exclusively in the field of prosecuting and defending trade secrets, employee mobility, and unfair competition disputes, and has tried ten matters through to verdict. On multiple occasions he has taught the State Bar’s continuing education classes on trade secret litigation, and, because of his extensive jury trial experience, Mr...

Buchalter Represents Abington Emerson Investments in Several Significant Real Estate Transactions
Buchalter, October 2021

October 05, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce that it recently provided counsel on a number of high-profile real estate transactions for client Abington Emerson Investments, LLC (“AEI”). The transactions were located throughout Southern California where Buchalter has established a significant presence in the booming real estate market. Renee Shprecher, a Buchalter Shareholder, represented AEI in the sale of Townsgate Office Center in Westlake Village, California. The multi-tenant property is located in the heart of the community of Westlake Village and is adjacent to the US 101 Ventura Freeway. The sale amount was not disclosed...

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