Buchalter Nemer is pleased to announce it has added three counsel to its Los Angeles office. Terese A. Mosher Beluris joined as Of Counsel in the healthcare practice, Stephen J. Strauss joined as of Counsel in the intellectual property practice and Michael Zerman joined as Special Counsel in the real estate practice.

“Right now we are in a strategic growth period and I’m pleased that our full-service offering and entrepreneurial spirit was the right fit for Terese, Stephen and Michael,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter Nemer. “I have no doubt that they will contribute in significant ways to the Health Care, IP and Real Estate practices and I’m excited to see their respective practices grow at the firm.”

Terese A. Mosher Beluris joins Buchalter Nemer as Of Counsel from McDermott Will & Emery where she was a Partner. In her practice, Terese regularly litigates actions on behalf of health care services plans, management services organizations and providers involved in commercial and managed care disputes. In the managed care arena, Terese has litigated putative class actions and other actions on behalf of health plans, health care providers and intermediaries. She has been lead trial counsel in significant matters concerning the imposition of liability upon health care service plans following the default of multiple system operators (MSOs) and other intermediaries, the defense of pharmaceutical utilization review under the precepts of California Business and Professions Code Section 2056 and alleged violations of due process or fair procedure.

She earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School and her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tufts University.

Stephen J. Strauss joined Buchalter Nemer as Of Counsel from Fulwider Patton LLP where he was a Partner. For over 30 years, Stephen has specialized in domestic and international trademark, copyright and unfair competition matters, including licensing, Internet domain name disputes and litigation. He has prosecuted over two thousand U.S. and foreign trademark and service mark applications, and won over 60 UDRP decisions. Stephen is known for his representation of a number of internationally recognized celebrities, sports personalities, recording artists, chefs, authors and media and entertainment companies. He also represents a wide range of diverse clients including restaurants, banks and financial institutions, clothing and toy manufacturers, magazine and book publishers.

He earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School and his B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from American University.

Michael Zerman joined Buchalter Nemer as Special Counsel from Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP where he was a Partner. Michael focuses his practice on real estate transactions, including purchase & sale, mortgage financing, leasing, and construction agreements.  He represents pension funds, developers, financial institutions, government entities, REITs, retail chains and health care organizations and regularly handles matters related to office buildings, industrial properties, shopping centers, apartment properties, hotels, pro-sports facilities and mass-transit sites.

He earned his J.D. from the University of Arizona, cum laude, and his B.A. from Wesleyan University.