Attorneys of Sacramento-Based Trainor Fairbrook Join Buchalter

December, 2023 - Los Angeles, California

1 December, 2023. Buchalter is thrilled to announce Trainor Fairbrook, a distinguished real estate and trusts and estate planning boutique firm, has joined its practice with Buchalter. With the addition of Trainor Fairbrook's lawyers, Buchalter’s Sacramento office will now comprise 40+ attorneys, solidifying its position as one of the largest law firms in Sacramento.

The integration of Trainor Fairbrook’s attorneys, effective December 1, 2023, significantly reinforces Buchalter’s commitment to delivering top tier and comprehensive legal services throughout the State of California. Notably, the inclusion of Charles “Chuck” Trainor, John Fairbrook, Colby Campbell, Candy Harper and Bill Davis, all Trainor Shareholders, into Buchalter, demonstrates Buchalter's continuing commitment to the Sacramento market.

“We are delighted to welcome the Trainor Fairbrook lawyers and their team to Buchalter,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “These strategic additions align with our vision of expanding our capabilities in Northern California, particularly in the commercial real estate and estate planning sectors, while maintaining a steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional legal services.”

Trainor specializes in sophisticated real estate transactions, providing counsel on diverse matters such as purchase and sale agreements, leases, partnership agreements, and loan documentation. He is the only attorney in Sacramento who has been elected as a Fellow in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers, consisting of the top real estate lawyers in the country. With an illustrious track record in representing developers, lenders, landowners, and various entities, Trainor brings extensive expertise in facilitating intricate real estate deals, including landmark transactions that have shaped Sacramento’s commercial landscape.

Fairbrook brings over three decades of litigation experience specializing in real estate, construction, and commercial litigation. Fairbrook's career is marked by numerous successful trials, arbitration victories, and resolutions in a wide array of real estate and commercial disputes. His commitment to delivering favorable outcomes for his clients, coupled with an impressive record of prevailing in complex litigations, embodies the high standards of legal excellence synonymous with Buchalter.

Campbell focuses on corporate law, with a particular emphasis on structuring joint ventures, business counseling, and facilitating transactions for commercial developers, landlords, tenants, and other stakeholders in real estate transactions. Her adeptness in navigating complex business scenarios and facilitating fruitful collaborations underscores her value to clients seeking strategic guidance in the corporate realm.

These additions also bring highly regarded estate planning attorney, William “Bill” Davis, a Shareholder at Trainor Fairbrook, and his team to Buchalter's existing estate planning section.  Candice “Candy” Harper, the long-time Managing Partner of Trainor Fairbrook, will join Buchalter with her leasing and landlord representation practice. Finally, real estate attorney Nicholas "Nick" Kohlmeyer will join Buchalter and continue his representation of commercial real estate transactional clients.

“We have known and respected Buchalter’s Sacramento Office Managing Shareholder, Jim Dyer, for decades,” said Trainor. “After meeting with the entire Buchalter team, it became clear that joining their firm would elevate our ability to not only serve our clients, but also allow us to expand the types of legal services we are able to provide and our clients expect.”

Fairbrook added, “Buchalter's culture aligns exceptionally well with Trainor Fairbrook's long-term values of providing exceptional legal services while giving back to our community. This opportunity with a likeminded firm stands as a testament to our shared commitment to our clients and our community."

Jim Dyer also expressed his enthusiasm for the integration stating, "As a young lawyer, I worked at Trainor Fairbrook, and have always known and admired their team. The exceptional talent that is Trainor Fairbrook further strengthens Buchalter’s commitment to the local market, and we look forward to their valuable contributions as we continue to expand and enhance our team.”

Buchalter, under Adam Bass’s leadership, has consistently expanded its presence and capabilities, incorporating over 450 attorneys and 11 offices across 6 states. “It is especially significant to welcome the attorneys and staff of Trainor Fairbrook during the time that Buchalter is celebrating its 90-year anniversary in business,” added Bass.

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