Buchalter Elevates Six Attorneys to Shareholder

Talk of the Town Promotion

CALIFORNIA—Buchalter is pleased to announce the promotions of six attorneys to Shareholder.

Valerie Bantner Peo focuses her practice on creditors’ rights, real estate, finance, and commercial litigation with significant experience at the trial and appellate levels in bankruptcy, federal, and state court. She is based in the Firm’s San Francisco office.

Stephanie Downer is a member of the Tax, Benefits, & Estate Planning practice group in Buchalter’s San Diego office, primarily focusing her practice in the areas of estate planning, wealth transfer planning, transfer tax minimization, trust administration, and probate law.

Philip Nulud, a Shareholder in the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in Los Angeles, is a seasoned intellectual property attorney assisting clients in developing, protecting, and licensing their valuable ideas by providing critical freedom to use clearance and infringement opinions for patents and trademarks, while also preparing, prosecuting, and enforcing their patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

Pooya E. Sohi is a member of the Litigation practice group in the Firm’s Los Angeles office. He represents public and private companies in a variety of state and federal court cases involving contract disputes, commercial litigation, and business torts, including tortious interference, fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.

Brian Adkins, a Shareholder in the Real Estate practice group in the Firm’s San Diego office, specializes in housing discrimination investigations conducted by the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) and US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Kevin T. Collins, member of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and Shareholder in Buchalter’s Sacramento office, represents clients in a wide variety of areas including, misappropriation of trade secrets, false advertising, unfair competition, trade dress infringement, securities, class actions, multi‐district litigation, and antitrust.

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