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Buchalter | September 2020
USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce the welcome additions of Joseph K. Fletcher III and Laura Lamb Nichols to its Tax & Estate Planning and Corporate Law Practice Groups. Based in Buchalter’s Los Angeles office, Fletcher has over 25 years of tax law experience. His international practice includes matters involving the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, resolution of tax controversies, and international taxation. He is also a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group ...

Buchalter | September 2020
USA

Buchalter represented Burgess Cellars, a revered 27-acre vineyard planted with vines in the 1880s, in its sale to Lawrence Family Vineyards. Burgess Cellars was originally purchased by Tom Burgess and Linda Burgess in 1972, one of the first of two dozen wineries in the Napa Valley. For the last twenty years, Burgess Cellars was helmed by the second generation of the family as Steven and Jim Burgess continued their father's tradition of producing age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon ...

Buchalter | September 2020
USA

Following a nine-day, first ever Zoom arbitration trial on a contractual fraud case relating to the sale of a business, Buchalter Shareholder Gabriel Green obtained a victorious Arbitrator’s Award in favor of Buchalter client Marc Haberman and his company, United Partners Limited, LLC.  After having purchased a tax resolution business for $2.5 million, Mr ...

Buchalter | September 2020
USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce Philip Nulud was awarded the Best Under 40 Award by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association ...

Buchalter | September 2020
USA

These Law Firms Have The Most Diverse Equity Partnerships Law360 August 31, 2020 Buchalter has been ranked by Law360 as having one of the highest percentage of minority equity partners for law firms with 251-600 attorneys. Overall, Law360 recognized 40 law firms who are "outpacing their peers as the legal industry works towards increasing minority representation in their top ranks ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Shareholders Damaris L. Medina and Andrew H. Selesnick were both named Finalists of the Los Angeles Business Journal's Health Care Leadership Awards ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

The firm is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers have been included in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers was founded in 1981 with the purpose of highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of those in the legal profession. Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce 11 of our attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers as 2021 "Ones to Watch." This award recognizes attorneys who are earlier in their careers for "outstanding professional excellence in private practice." Buchalter would like to congratulate the following lawyers named to 2021 Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" list: Paul A. Alarcón - Appellate Practice Brandon M. Carr - Commercial Litigation Anna Crivelli - Corporate Law Aaron Elster - Real Estate Law Kathryn B ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

Buchalter congratulates our Shareholders on this recognition as the 2021 "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. James K. Dyer, Jr. - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Michael (Sam) J. Sandmire - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila - Appellate Practice Gary A ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

California Elder Abuse Damages Capped Despite Covid Concerns (1) August 17, 2020 By Maeve Allsup "Harry W.R. Chamberlain II of Buchalter APC told Bloomberg Law the majority concluded the statute is an ancillary remedy that goes along with common law remedies, not a “go-to cause of action ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

A Lost Summer for Law Students? Not For Aspiring Appellate Lawyers in NC and the OC July 14, 2020 By: Ross Todd "Across the country in California, the North Carolina program caught the attention of Haynes and Boone appellate co-chair Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila, a member of the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors and a member of its COVID-19 task force, which has been organizing two free webinars per week for members since mid-March ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

Congratulations to Mary-Christine "M.C." Sungaila for receiving the Women of Distinction Recognition from California Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris.  The recognition honors outstanding women whose service has made an impact in their community. M.C. Sungaila, who anchors Buchalter’s California appellate practice, has a long record of pro bono legal work and board service ...

Buchalter | August 2020
USA

Los Angeles, Calif., August 3 - Buchalter is pleased to announce that Mary-Christine “M.C.” Sungaila has joined the Firm as Chair of its Appellate practice. She will work out of the Orange County office. Sungaila was previously a Partner at Haynes & Boone. “I am delighted to welcome M.C. to Buchalter,” said Adam Bass, Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer. “M.C. is an exceptional attorney ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Buying Distressed Assets: Should You Acquire the Property or Its Debt? By: Les Shaver "Manuel Fishman's phone has been ringing a lot lately. Fishman, a shareholder at the Los Angeles-based law firm Buchalter, has represented real estate developers and owners in the acquisition, sale and financing of commercial properties for more than 35 years. Now he's getting calls from people with money and one specific interest — distressed real estate ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

July 13, 2020 Buchalter is pleased to announce Shareholders Mark T. Cramer and Gabriel G. Green have been named "Leaders of Influence: Litigators & Trial Lawyers" by The Los Angeles Business Journal. They have been recognized by this prestigious list due to their “expert comprehension of the legal system.” Mark T ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Despite its indelible mark on the country’s legal landscape, when the original version of the ADA was introduced in 1988, most Americans were not even fully aware of the need for comprehensive civil rights for people with disabilities. However, the history of the ADA did not begin when it was passed, or even in 1988 ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Five attorneys in the Firm’s San Francisco and Sacramento offices were named 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers. These attorneys have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Buchalter’s 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers include: Valerie Bantner Peo  Shawn M. Christianson James K. Dyer  Denise H. Field Manuel Fishman Northern California Super Lawyers has recognized five Buchalter attorneys as 2020 “Rising Stars ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Los Angeles, Calif., July 7 - Buchalter is pleased to welcome and announce that Joshua Robbins has joined the Firm as Chair of its newly formed White Collar & Investigations practice. He will work out of both the Los Angeles and Orange County offices. Robbins, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California, previously led the white-collar defense practice at boutique firm Greenberg Gross LLP ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Buchalter is pleased to announce that Tiffany Ng has been selected to serve on the 2020-2021 Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs—San Francisco Chapter (APAPA-SFC). APAPA’s mission is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education, leadership and active participation in civic and public affairs. APAPA was founded in 2001, and has grown into a nationwide organization with over 20,000 members ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Six attorneys in the Firm’s Portland office were named 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers. These attorneys have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Buchalter's 2020 Oregon Super Lawyers include: Andrea Bartoloni Ernest G. (Ernie) Bootsma L. David Connell Daniel P. Larsen Michael J. (Sam) Sandmire Gregory E. Struxness Oregon Super Lawyers has recognized two Buchalter attorneys as 2020 “Rising Stars ...

Buchalter | July 2020
USA

Existing Leases After The Pandemic: Considerations For Property Operators By: Michael Polk "I bring these considerations up because they impact your business and must be given thorough review. But most importantly, I would urge property operators to consult your legal counsel. According to a Buchalter report, "As more workers begin to return to the workplace, it is expected that there will be an increase in the number of lawsuits related to employee contraction of the virus in the workplace ...

Buchalter | June 2020
USA

June 25, 2020 - While June is usually a time of celebration for many in the Buchalter community, including our LGBTQ+ and Black colleagues and friends celebrating pride month and Juneteenth, this June brought great challenges in many forms. In reflecting on these challenges and celebrations, we reflect on Buchalter’s own history. Irwin Buchalter founded our Firm in 1933, after being unable to find a law firm that would hire him because of his faith ...

Buchalter | June 2020
USA

On May 12, 2020, Dylan Wiseman (Sacramento/San Francisco), Robert Dato (Orange County) and Alisa Pleau-Fuller (Sacramento) obtained a ruling from the Court of Appeal of the State of California, Fourth Appellate District affirming an injunction in a trade secret customer dispute.  Our client, SWMH Insurance Services, Inc. (“Excelsure”) was awarded a temporary restraining followed by a preliminary injunction. Defendant ERM Insurance Brokers, Inc. appealed the preliminary injunction against it ...

Buchalter | June 2020
USA

Southern California Super Lawyers has recognized nine Buchalter attorneys as 2020 “Rising Stars.” “Rising Stars” are top, up-and-coming attorneys who are either 40 years of age or under, or who have been practicing law for 10 or fewer years. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. Buchalter’s 2020 “Rising Stars” for the Southern California region include: Paul J. Fraidenburgh Julian Gurule Aaron M. Levine David E. Mark Mercedes O. Martin Damaris L ...

Buchalter | June 2020
USA

"4 Takeaways From The Product Liability Litigation Report ...

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