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Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

"M&A at Mid-Year" Volume 21 Number 3 "Much of this activity springs from an urge to consolidate, long a force in M&A, says Peter Hogan, a shareholder in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office and a member of the firm’s Corporate Practice group, 'COVID has revved up this trend as smaller companies have been particularly vulnerable during the pandemic. Operators who are used to doing business on a larger scale will buy a smaller company to consolidate,' he says ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 27 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder David Balfour, and welcome him to the Firm’s San Diego office as a member of the Health Care practice group. Balfour joins with experienced health care litigator, Carol Salmacia, also based in San Diego ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 27 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of Shareholder David Balfour, and welcome him to the Firm’s San Diego office as a member of the Health Care practice group. Balfour joins with experienced health care litigator, Carol Salmacia, also based in San Diego ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 22, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the addition of two new shareholders in Orange County - Lee C. Cheng joins as a member of the Corporate practice group, and Michael Katz joins as a member of the Litigation practice group. “I am delighted to welcome both Lee and Michael to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Office of Buchalter ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

Buchalter is proud to announce IAM Patent 1000’s recognition of Orange County Shareholder, J. Rick Taché and San Francisco Special Counsel Cecily Anne O’Regan on the 2021 list of the “World’s Leading Patent Professionals.” The IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. IAM Patent says about Rick “Dynamic patent and trademark litigator J ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

Living Essentials, LLC, the maker of the 5-hour ENERGY® products prevailed on appeal in the Oregon Court of Appeals in a consumer protection lawsuit filed by the State of Oregon.  The State of Oregon had contended that certain labeling, marketing and advertising representations with phrases like “B-Vitamins for Energy” and “Amino Acids for Focus” mislead consumers regarding the products’ benefits ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 20, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce and welcome Corporate practice group member Phil Donnelly to the Arizona office. The Firm’s Arizona office has experienced substantial growth this year with the addition of six new attorneys since January. “I am delighted to welcome Phil to the firm and expand our corporate law capabilities in Arizona,” Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

Sanction Reduced For Ore. Atty Who Posted Client Info By Kevin Penton "David J. Elkanich, an attorney representing Conry, told Law360 on Monday that the Supreme Court's opinion sets a new precedent that holds that lawyers do have a right to respond to a client's false statements online, as long as the response is within reason and to the extent that the lawyer believes is reasonably necessary. "Although we are disappointed that the court imposed discipline, Mr ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

Buchalter was victorious when a federal appeals court recently found that the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) violated key environmental laws when it changed flight patterns for aircraft coming into Los Angeles International Airport.  The changes were part of a larger national program of airspace changes known as FAA’s NextGen project aimed at reducing distances aircraft must fly on arrival to airports ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 12, 2021 Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholders Mark T. Cramer and Andrew H. Selesnick have been named “Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers” by The Los Angeles Business Journal. In this special section, the Los Angeles Business Journal has gathered some of the very best litigators and trial attorneys in the region. Mark T ...

Buchalter | July 2021
California, USA

July 08, 2021.  Buchalter is pleased to welcome Marlene Williams, Shareholder in San Francisco and newest member of the Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on helping clients maximize the value of their brands and copyrights while avoiding risks connected with developing new brands and creative works. She collaborates with clients to strategically build trademark and copyright assets and protect the value of those assets as efficiently as possible ...

Buchalter | June 2021
California, USA

LOS ANGELES – June 28, 2021. Buchalter secured a favorable settlement of more than $22.6 million from Chicago Title on behalf of approximately 80 victims of a fraudulent liquor license investment scheme.  Gina Champion-Cain, the mastermind behind the scheme, defrauded investors into believing they were investing in short term loans for liquor license applicants ...

Buchalter | June 2021
California, USA

In May 2021, Anne Marie Ellis, Bree Oswald and David DeBerry secured Summary Judgment and a full dismissal for their clients- which were contract manufacturers and retailers of personal care products, in a Proposition 65 lawsuit that raised novel legal issues. The case was pending before Judge Buckley in Los Angeles Superior Court, Complex Division ...

Buchalter | June 2021
California, USA

Buchalter Lawyers Dylan W. Wiseman, Robert M. Dato, Brandon M. Carr and Tiffany Ng representing Ruifeng Biztech, Inc., obtained an important ruling from the Ninth Circuit. On June 8, 2021, the Ninth Circuit denied petitioner’s writ in the matter of Quintara Biosciences, Inc. v. Ruifeng Biztech, Inc.  Quintara challenged an order striking and dismissing nine of its alleged DNA sequencing trade secrets ...

Buchalter | June 2021
California, USA

Buchalter recently represented VEP Healthcare Inc. in its merger with US Acute Care Solutions. Together, the companies form the largest physician-owned provider of integrated acute care medicine and the third-largest provider of emergency medicine services in the U.S., serving more than seven million patients annually in approximately 300 hospital-based locations ...

Buchalter | June 2021
California, USA

June 02, 2021.  Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder John Clough, and welcome him to our Los Angeles Office. Clough is the newest member of the Litigation Practice Group. A seasoned trial lawyer, Clough focuses his practice on business and commercial litigation ...

Buchalter | May 2021
California, USA

"Biden’s Capital Gains Hike Could Sweeten This Trump Tax Break" Bloomberg Law By: Noah Buhayar and Ben Steverman "Other changes Biden is proposing -- such as new limits on a popular break used by property investors -- could drive more money to opportunity zone funds, said Michael Williamson, chair of the real estate practice group at law firm Buchalter in Los Angeles. But he worries that Democrats might also target the incentives themselves, making them more complex or unattractive ...

Buchalter | May 2021
California, USA

May 18, 2021. Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder Artin Betpera, who joins the firm’s Orange County office. Betpera is the newest member of the Litigation and Class Action practice groups. “I am thrilled to welcome Artin to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer ...

Buchalter | May 2021
California, USA

May 12, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce new additions to its Board of Directors - Damaris Medina, a Los Angeles and Orange County-based Shareholder, who is also the first Hispanic female in this position, Kevin Lytle, Shareholder in the Phoenix/Scottsdale office, and Matthew Covington, Shareholder in the San Francisco office ...

Buchalter | April 2021
California, USA

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 ...

Buchalter | April 2021
California, USA

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 ...

Buchalter | March 2021
California, USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce that nine attorneys from the firm's Sacramento office have been named 2021 Top Lawyers by Sacramento Magazine. These attorneys have gained a high level of peer recognition and professional achievement in their respective fields of law ...

Buchalter | March 2021
California, USA

"Big Auto's High Court Jurisdictional Workaround Rebuffed" Law360 By: Linda Chiem "'In some way it's not unexpected, but the separate opinions by Justices Alito and Gorsuch point out [there's] more food for thought about what the court is doing, so I think there's layers to it,' M.C. Sungaila, who heads Buchalter PC's appellate practice group, told Law360 ...

Buchalter | March 2021
California, USA

"March Calendar: See Who's Arguing | When a 'Friend' Supports Neither Party | New Press for Cameras in the Court | SCOTUS Headlines" Law.com By: Marcia Coyle “'COVID has accelerated the use of technology in the courts. This has impacted the highest court in the land as well, with real-time audio of oral arguments. But does this mean that cameras are coming? Probably not, at least by the court’s own choice,' said M.C. Sungaila, leader of Buchalter’s appellate practice ...

Buchalter | March 2021
California, USA

March 23, 2021- Buchalter is pleased to announce the arrival of new Shareholder William J. (“Bill”) Keeler, Jr. Keeler joins in Portland as the newest addition to the Firm’s growing Tax & Estate Planning Practice Group. Licensed in California and Oregon, Bill has extensive experience representing families, individuals, and trustees in various estate and trust disputes anywhere on the West Coast ...

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