20 June 2023. Buchalter is pleased to welcome Shareholder Chris Mason and Senior Counsel Christine Claffey to its Scottsdale Office. Chris is a new member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group, and Christine joins the Real Estate Practice Group.
“We are thrilled to welcome both Chris and Christine to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our prominent Labor & Employment Practice, and with her comprehensive experience in Real Estate Law, Christine makes an impressive addition to our robust Real Estate Practice.”
Chris counsels employers and management on all aspects of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining and union organizing; restrictive covenants; employment discrimination; sexual harassment; whistleblowing; retaliation; wrongful termination; wage and hour compliance; personnel policies; reductions in force; trade secrets; duty of loyalty; drug and alcohol testing; and other state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
He is also an experienced litigator, representing clients in Arizona, federal, and appellate courts, as well as before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Arizona Civil Rights Division, and the Department of Economic Security.
“Buchalter’s reputation in the Labor & Employment field made the firm a perfect fit to facilitate the growth of my practice,” said Chris. “I am excited to introduce my clients to the top-tier services the firm provides.”
Christine focuses her practice on commercial real estate leasing and has over 20 years of experience representing landlords and tenants across all asset classes, including office, retail, industrial, and lab. She also has significant experience representing clients in other commercial real estate matters, including acquisition, disposition, and financing transactions.
“Chris and Christine are fantastic additions as we continue to grow our full service platform in Arizona,” said Scottsdale’s Office Managing Shareholder, Craig Cartwright. “We anticipate additional lateral hires in the very near future.”
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