Buchalter Relocates to Fox Tower in Downtown Portland

May, 2022 - Los Angeles, California

18 May, 2022. Buchalter is pleased to announce its Portland office has relocated to occupy the 15th floor in Fox Tower in downtown Portland. With fifty-five attorneys and support staff, Buchalter moved into 17,000 square feet of the downtown Portland skyscraper on May 17.

“We are thrilled to settle in to the iconic Fox Tower in the heart of Downtown Portland,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “The space is exactly what we were looking for to accommodate our growth in Oregon, especially in this changing business landscape.”

Managing Shareholder of the Portland office, Todd Mitchell, also a member of Buchalter’s Board of Directors, has been overseeing the Portland office’s recent growth and subsequent move to Fox Tower.

“With its fantastic location and amenities, the new location is a perfect fit for Buchalter Portland,” said Mitchell. “We are very excited about the office space, and the way it will help us grow our connection to the business and professional community.”

The move to Fox Tower is especially meaningful to Buchalter as it has a significant connection to the property. Tom Moyer founded TMT Development and his company constructed Fox Tower. Buchalter’s Chief Operating Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and Executive Vice President Kalley Aman’s grandfather, Walter Aman, worked closely with Tom at TMT Development and played a leading role in the financing and construction of Fox Tower. Walter was with TMT until his passing in 2005, only a few years after Fox Tower was completed.

Buchalter also recently added a number of new attorneys, including high profile Portland Shareholder Leah Lively. Lively is an experienced litigator and counselor who has tried more than 40 jury trials in multiple states and jurisdictions during her career. Her practice centers on defending employers against claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations. Licensed to practice in Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, Chambers USA has named Lively as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Labor & Employment (Oregon) every year consecutively since 2008.

Buchalter also recently added Dallis Nordstrom Rohde to its Litigation practice. Rohde protects the legal interests of her clients with over two decades of experience in both trial and appellate litigation. She previously served as general counsel for a regional construction and development company with high profile projects that led to frequent disagreements with various stakeholders.

Additionally, attorneys Michael Fillingame and Jonathan Mahoney joined Buchalter in Portland. Fillingame is a member of both the Corporate Law and Real Estate Practice areas, and Mahoney focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions.

“We are thrilled with the caliber of the attorneys who have joined us recently in Portland,” added Bass. “We are looking forward to settling into our new office space, and are excited for our future growth in the Pacific Northwest.”