Los Angeles, April 30, 2020 – Buchalter is pleased to announce that it has added four attorneys to its Seattle office – Harold (Hal) E. Snow, Jr., John B. Crosetto, Scott G. Warner, and Paul M. Barba have all joined from Foster Garvey PC.
Snow joins as a Shareholder and a member of the Firm’s Corporate and Tax, Benefits, & Estate Planning Practice Groups. With more than 40 years of experience, he is a trusted advisor to families and business owners in the areas of business succession planning, asset protection planning, wealth transfer, and transfer tax minimization. Snow’s extensive estate planning background also includes succession planning for closely held businesses, including the transfer of ownership to the next generation with minimum estate tax cost. Further, he has significant experience in regulated industries (wine, beer, and spirits, and cannabis industries) Corporate Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Intellectual Property.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hal, John, Scott, and Paul to the firm; they expand our corporate, tax, and intellectual property capabilities in our Seattle office as we continue to grow our offices in the Northwest,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “Hal and his team are a perfect fit as accomplished attorneys who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our full-service platform.”
Crosetto is a member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups. He represents clients in matters involving trademark, trade secret, trade dress, false advertising, and unfair competition. Crosetto advises startups and established companies, including software and hardware companies, equipment manufacturers, video game developers, and creative firms on licensing, brand development, and brand protection, as well as minimizing litigation risk and finding alternative solutions to intellectual property disputes.
Also joining the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Warner works with start-ups, non-profits and public companies by helping them to register, protect, or sell their intellectual property. He provides practical guidance to clients in all aspects of their intellectual property rights and business transactions, including copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing and distribution, joint ventures, employment and non-competition, publishing, e-commerce, privacy and data security, web hosting, content development and clearance, and domain disputes. Further, Warner has more than 20 years of experience in the technology sector and is a recognized practitioner in Chambers USA.
“Scott is such a great asset to the firm,” added Bass. “His experience brings valuable knowledge and expertise to our impressive intellectual property capabilities.”
As a member of the Tax, Benefits, & Estate Planning practice, Barba focuses on international tax, cross‐border investments and reorganizations, trusts, estate planning, expatriations, and IRS disputes. He advises his clients on evaluating and implementing tax‐related structures for U.S. domestic and international mergers and acquisitions for various purposes, including optimizing effective tax rates, protecting against estate tax, lowering U.S. tax compliance burdens, implementing estate and repatriation plans, and addressing FIRPTA issues.
*Mr. Barba’s bar admission to the state of Washington is currently pending.
“We are all extremely happy to join Buchalter,” said Snow. “The Firm’s vision for the future and extraordinary commitment to client service allows us to offer exceptional service to our clients while further developing our practice.”
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