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Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

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

Tonie L. Bitseff

Tonie L. BitseffSpecial Counsel

Jane E. Brown

Jane E. BrownSpecial Counsel

John B.  Crosetto

John B. CrosettoSenior Counsel

Stacey Ravetta

Stacey RavettaOf Counsel

John M. Schultz

John M. SchultzOf Counsel

Scott G. Warner

Scott G. WarnerOf Counsel



Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: San Francisco Moves to Lowest COVID Tier in California, Begins Process of Reopening Non-Essential Offices; Other Bay Area Counties Slower to Follow
Buchalter, November 2020

On October 20, 2020, San Francisco County was upgraded to the “minimal” tier within the California COVID-19 tracking system, meaning it has the fewest restrictions on reopening all businesses as promulgated by the State of California. In order to qualify for the “minimal” tier, a county must have an infection rate of less than one daily new positive COVID case per 100,000 residents and have a positive test rate of less than 2% for two consecutive weeks. This least-restrictive tier permits businesses like bars and restaurants to open up to 50% capacity, schools to fully open for in-person instruction, and for non-essential offices to reopen their doors...

Federal Banking Regulatory Agencies Issue Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Re: The Role of Supervisory Guidance
Buchalter, October 2020

On October 29, the OCC, the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the NCUA and the CFPB (collectively, the “agencies”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPR”) to clarify and make into a rule the prior Interagency Statement Clarifying the Role of Supervisory Guidance issued on September 11, 2018 (“2018 Statement”).  Comments on the NPR are due within 60 days of the date the NPR is published in the Federal Register. The NPR can be found here:  https://www.fdic.gov/news/board/2020/2020-10-20-notice-sum-d-fr...

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Michael Flynn, Quoted in the American Banker
Buchalter, November 2020

October 26, 2020 By: Neil Haggerty Banks, PPP recipients caught in bind between two SBA rescue programs   Michael Flynn commented on whether Congress might consider including the amounts of SBA Emergency Disaster Injury Loan grants in the SBA Payroll Protection Plan loan amounts eligible for loan forgiveness. “Congress may have interest as a policy matter to do something similar to PPP forgiveness with the grant portion of EIDL. Congress has certainly shown an interest in addressing the concerns of small and midsized businesses and their impact on our economy through this COVID crisis.” To view full article, click here...

Buchalter 2021 Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” Awarded 57 Rankings
Buchalter, November 2020

Buchalter is proud to announce it has been nationally ranked in 11 practice areas and regionally ranked in 46 practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” recognition is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process...

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