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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

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

Josiah R. Reid

Josiah R. ReidShareholder

Erin Scott

Erin ScottAttorney

Paul M. Weiser

Paul M. WeiserShareholder

Quinn C. Wheeler

Quinn C. WheelerShareholder

Eric C. Wilhelm

Eric C. WilhelmShareholder


Los Angeles Employers Must Provide Medical Grade Masks No Later Than January 17, 2022
Buchalter, January 2022

January 12, 2022 By:  Roger L. Scott Workplace masking requirements have long been in place in California, with employees permitted to wear cloth or other masks of their choice. Last week, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health went further, requiring that employers must, no later than January 17, 2022, provide their employees who work indoors and in close contact with other workers or the public with “a well-fitting medical grade mask, surgical mask, or higher-level respirator, such as an N95 filtering facepiece or KN95.” Employers must require their employees to wear the provided masks. The full text of the Order can be found All articles submitted by Buchalter


Buchalter San Francisco Relocating to 425 Market Street
Buchalter, January 2022

January 12, 2022. Buchalter is pleased to announce that it has signed a new lease at 425 Market Street for its San Francisco office. Occupying the entire 29th floor, Buchalter San Francisco will move its approximately 70 attorneys and support staff to its new location by the end of March. “Our firm has seen dramatic expansion in recent years, and the national events of the last two years have altered the way we work,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “We have been searching for the right space to accommodate our growing office with attention to a more functional design in this evolving business landscape. 425 Market Street is a perfect fit...

Adam Bass Member of the Faculty for Sandpiper Partner’s Annual California Legal Market Conference
Buchalter, January 2022

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter, will participate as a member of the faculty for Sandpiper Partner’s Annual Los Angeles/California Legal Market Conference 2022. Sandpiper Partners, the largest organizer of “business of law” conferences, has developed this new seminar to focus exclusively on the key topics midsized firms need to concentrate on today. Presentation topics include: State of the California Market: What to Examine Now and in the Year Ahead, Collaboration with Outside Counsel, A New Era in Talent Management, Law Firm Strategy, Leadership, Structure, Compensation & Governance, and Real Estate, Innovation and AI...

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