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Buchalter

Buchalter  

Legal Services | California, USA

www.buchalter.com
tel: 213 891 0700 | fax: 213 896 0400
1000 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles | California | 90017 | 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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1933
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 9
  • 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
Professionals

Partners

Rick Cohen

Rick CohenPartner Emeritus


Associates

Selena Medlen

Selena MedlenAssociate General Counsel


Of Counsel

Russell Allyn

Russell AllynSenior Counsel

Efrat M. Cogan

Efrat M. CoganOf Counsel

Jessie Reider Cristo

Jessie Reider CristoSenior Counsel



Brian T. Harvey

Brian T. HarveySenior Counsel

Dana Hobart

Dana HobartOf Counsel

Gerald

Gerald "Jerry" JanoffSenior Counsel


Vanessa LeFort

Vanessa LeFortSenior Counsel

David E. Mark

David E. MarkSenior Counsel


M. Reed  Mercado

M. Reed MercadoSenior Counsel

Andrea R. Musker

Andrea R. MuskerSenior Counsel


Anthony J. Napolitano

Anthony J. NapolitanoSenior Counsel

Philip Nulud

Philip NuludSenior Counsel

Mancy Pendergrass

Mancy PendergrassSenior Counsel


Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidSenior Counsel


Stuart A. Simon

Stuart A. SimonOf Counsel

Jennifer A. Smith

Jennifer A. SmithSenior Counsel

Pooya E. Sohi

Pooya E. SohiSenior Counsel


Ryan D. Staley

Ryan D. StaleySenior Counsel

Sarin Tavlian

Sarin TavlianSenior Counsel

Susan P. White

Susan P. WhiteSpecial Counsel


Nikole K. Zoumberakis

Nikole K. ZoumberakisSenior Counsel


Other

Kalley R. Aman

Kalley R. AmanShareholder


Paul S. Arrow

Paul S. ArrowShareholder

Farhad Bahar

Farhad BaharShareholder


Anita Barooni

Anita BarooniAttorney

Adam J.  Bass

Adam J. BassShareholder

Ariel A. Berrios

Ariel A. BerriosShareholder


Farah Bhatti

Farah BhattiShareholder

Oren Bitan

Oren BitanShareholder


William S. Brody

William S. BrodyShareholder

Alyssa Brown

Alyssa BrownAttorney


Michael Cereseto

Michael CeresetoShareholder

Arthur Chinski

Arthur ChinskiShareholder


Robert S. Cooper

Robert S. CooperShareholder


Mark T. Cramer

Mark T. CramerShareholder

Steven Di Saia

Steven Di SaiaShareholder


Aaron Elster

Aaron ElsterAttorney



Gabriel G. Green

Gabriel G. GreenShareholder

Julian Gurule

Julian GuruleShareholder


Harumi Hata

Harumi HataShareholder

David Hitchcock

David HitchcockShareholder


Peter V. Hogan

Peter V. HoganShareholder

John L. Hosack

John L. HosackShareholder


Lauren Jacobs

Lauren JacobsAppellate Fellow

Jeffrey H. Kapor

Jeffrey H. KaporShareholder


Eric Kennedy

Eric KennedyShareholder


Nathan Kiyam

Nathan KiyamAttorney

Sarah Kozal

Sarah KozalAttorney




Cheryl M. Lott

Cheryl M. LottShareholder

Carol K. Lucas

Carol K. LucasShareholder


Chizu Makiyama

Chizu MakiyamaJapan Practice Coordinator and Paralegal


Robert Miller

Robert MillerShareholder


Joshua Mizrahi

Joshua MizrahiShareholder


C. Tyler Ohanian

C. Tyler OhanianShareholder


Rajnish Puri

Rajnish PuriShareholder


Mary H. Rose

Mary H. RoseShareholder


Joel G.  Samuels

Joel G. SamuelsShareholder


Andrew  Selesnick

Andrew SelesnickShareholder

Matthew L. Seror

Matthew L. SerorShareholder

Daniel H. Slate

Daniel H. SlateShareholder


Scott O. Smith

Scott O. SmithShareholder

Barry A. Smith

Barry A. SmithShareholder



George Stephan

George StephanShareholder

Gordon Stuart

Gordon StuartAttorney


Kenny Tamura

Kenny TamuraAttorney

Joseph Vargas

Joseph VargasShareholder

Leonard (Len) Venger

Leonard (Len) VengerSenior Advisor


Tanya Viner

Tanya VinerShareholder


Jeremy Weitz

Jeremy WeitzShareholder


Gary Wolensky

Gary WolenskyShareholder

Philip J. Wolman

Philip J. WolmanShareholder


Daniel H. Wu

Daniel H. WuShareholder


Michael Zerman

Michael ZermanShareholder

Articles

CFPB Extends Compliance Deadline for New Qualified Mortgage Definition to October 1, 2022
Buchalter, April 2021

On April 27, the CFPB published a final rule extending the date for mandatory compliance with the new “general” Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule (General QM Rule) until October 1, 2022.  In December, 2020, the CFPB published the final General QM Rule. As discussed in Buchalter’s December 17, 2020 Client Alert, Coming in 2021: CFPB Finalizes Changes to “Qualified Mortgage” Definition and Creates a New “Seasoned QM” Loan Category, the General QM Rule changed the general definition for a QM (General QM definition), replacing the 43 percent DTI limit with a price-based limit and removing the application of Appendix Q...

Buchalter COVID-19 Client Alert: DFPI Reminds Debt Collectors about Rental Protections for COVID-19 Rental Debt
Buchalter, April 2021

Acting under its new Debt Collection Licensing Act licensing administration and enforcement authority granted by SB 908, the DFPI Commissioner issued a public statement on April 9th reminding all future license applicants under the Debt Collection Licensing Act of California’s renter protections associated with COVID-19 rental debt. Under California law, COVID-19 rental debt includes any “unpaid rent or other unpaid financial obligations of a tenant” that came due between March 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. [Cal. Code of Civil Procedure § 1179.02...

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Press

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...

Anne Marie Ellis Joins The Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”)
Buchalter, April 2021

Senior Counsel Anne Marie Ellis joins the Product Liability Advisory Council ("PLAC"), becoming a new Sustaining member. PLAC is trade association at the forefront of helping product manufacturers, retailers and suppliers stay abreast of legal and regulatory issues that affect their business both today, and in the future...

All press submitted by Buchalter

Blogs

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