Los Angeles, November 28, 2016 – Buchalter is pleased to announce that Carrie Gallagher has joined the firm’s Napa Valley office as a member of the Litigation Practice Group. Prior to joining Buchalter, Ms. Gallagher was Deputy County Counsel at the Office of the County Counsel in Napa Valley for 13 years.

As a Deputy County Counsel, Gallagher represented various county agencies in their proceedings and has significant experience drafting and reviewing policies, contracts, agreements, subpoenas, and ordinances. She also has extensive civil trial experience, including numerous bench trials and appeals. Gallagher earned her J.D. at the University Of San Diego School Of Law and her B.A. from University of California, Santa Barbara.

“I’m thrilled Carrie has joined us in Napa Valley on the heels of other exciting news including the firm’s involvement in the recent sale of Duckhorn Winery,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “Carrie will be a tremendous value-add to our winery, wine broker, and vineyard management clients in the region.”

Buchalter recently represented Bank of the West in financing the acquisition by TSG Consumer Partners of Duckhorn Wine Company, one of the most renowned wine portfolios in the world.

The Duckhorn acquisition is just one example of how the firm has established an impressive reputation in the wine industry, having opened its fifth office in St. Helena/Napa Valley with the addition of Shareholder James Rose and Katharine Falace last year.  Further solidifying the firm’s presence in Napa, James Rose was also recently elected the Vice President of the Napa County Bar Association. He will serve as President of the organization in 2018.