New Sacramento Office for Buchalter Nemer
Summary: Buchalter Nemer opened an office in Sacramento with seven lawyers powering their efforts to serve clients in the area.
Buchalter Nemer made the strategic move to open an office in Sacramento that will be run by seven lawyers. The Managing Shareholder of the new office will be James (Jim) K. Dyer from Downey Brand LLP, where he was a partner. The firm also added Gwenn O’Hara and her team of Valerie Collanton, Ann Springgate, and Meghan Cox from the California Power Law Group of which O’Hara was the Founding Partner.
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Buchalter President and Chief Executive Officer Adam J. Bass said, “The decision to open an office in Sacramento was an easy one as the city’s real estate, technology, government, financial services, environmental, and energy industries are all thriving. However, we insisted on waiting until we found the right fit culturally for Buchalter, and I am thrilled to welcome Jim, Gwenn and their teams to the firm. We look forward to further increasing our presence in Sacramento and the Central Valley in the near future.”
Dyer will focus his practice on the firm’s work in the state capital, enhancing their Financial Regulatory and Compliance Group as well providing valuable insight as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. With over 25 years as a corporate and financial institutions lawyer with a background in public accounting, Dyer will be a great asset for clients.
Dyer received his J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and his B.A. from California State University, Sacramento.
O’Hara will focus her efforts in chairing the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Group. She will represent public and private entities with large infrastructure projects in the development, negotiation, and administration of traditional energy, gas and renewable portfolios. She earned her J.D. and B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.
The other members of the new office will include associates Anna Crivelli and Weston Rockers, also from Downey Brand. Crivelli will focus on the corporate, regulatory, and compliance matters of financial institutions. She earned her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and her B.A. from California Polytechnic State. Rockers will focus his work on real estate matters, representing institutions, tenants, landlords, and developers with commercial leasing, purchase and sale, acquisition and development, and project finance. He earned his J.D. and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and his B.S. from the University of Kansas.
Collanton earned her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and her B.A. from San Francisco State University in Political Science. Cox earned her J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and her B.A. from California State University, Sacramento in history. Springgate earned her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis.