Buchalter, founded as Buchalter Nemer and Fields, is a west coast regional law firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, United States. With approximately 200 attorneys in five offices across the west coast, Buchalter was recognized by Law360 as one of the fastest growing law firms in the state of California.
History & Timeline
* 1933 - Irwin R. Buchalter started to practice law in Los Angeles.
* 1948 - Buchalter joined California attorneys Jerry Nemer and Murray Fields to serve the areas in business and finance, and represented them in litigation and insolvency.
* 1957 - Merged with leading business firm, Gitelson, Cooper, Coyle & Savitch.
* 1979 - Attorney General of California, Evelle Younger, joined the practice and the Firm became Buchalter Nemer Fields & Younger.
* 1981 - The Firm expanded and opened an office in San Francisco, CA.
* 1983 - The Firm expanded into Orange County and opened an office in Irvine, CA.
* 1991 - 35 attorneys from Rosen Wachtell & Gilbert joined the Firm’s Los Angeles office.
* 1999 - Buchalter grew and added attorneys from Katz, Hoyt, Siegel & Kapor LLP to its Los Angeles office.
* 2005 - The Firm expanded and deepened its strong regional presences with the acquisition of Anderson Brody Levinson & Weiser, bolstering the Firm’s existing strengths in financial services and real estate industries. This acquisition led to the opening of Buchalter’s Scottsdale office.
* 2010 - Buchalter acquired Ellman Burke Hoffman and Johnson, a land use and real estate boutique in San Francisco.
* 2015 - The Firm expanded into the Napa Valley and opened an office in St. Helena, CA.
* 2017 - The Firm expanded and opened an office in Sacramento, CA.
* Los Angeles, CA - 1933
* Napa, CA - 2015
* Orange County, CA - 1983
* Sacramento, CA - 2017
* San Francisco, CA - 1981
* Scottsdale, AZ - 2005
Awards and Recognition
For the past 4 years, Chambers USA recognized Buchalter as a leading law firm in the areas of Banking and Finance and Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring. In 2016, Buchalter received 13 rankings and was a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report. The Orange County and Phoenix Business Journals announced Buchalter as one of the 2016 “Best Places to Work.” Also in 2016, Buchalter was named one of the top 50 U.S. firms for having the highest percentage of minority equity partners by Law360. Buchalter was recognized by Law360 as a top mid-size firm “particularly attractive to clients, and able to effectively compete with law firms.”
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