08, February 2022. Buchalter is pleased to welcome several new additions in Seattle. Marissa Alkhazov joins as a Shareholder with Midori Sagara. Both are members of the Litigation Practice Group. Jonathan Mahoney also joins as a member of the Real Estate practice group.
“We are thrilled to welcome Marissa, Midori, and Jonathan to the Firm,” said Adam Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter. “Marissa and Midori each bring impressive litigation experience to our renowned products liability practice and Jonathan’s expertise in commercial real estate is a great fit for our growing and impressive Real Estate Group. Their additions will enhance our already robust presence in the Pacific Northwest.”
Alkhazov has extensive experience in product liability, asbestos, toxic and mass torts defense, environmental, and general liability claims. A trial attorney handling litigation in both Washington and Oregon, she represents clients ranging from pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers and distributors, retailers, food industry and agribusiness companies, to small businesses and local tech startups. She also regularly serves as local counsel in national complex litigation matters, including catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death/survival lawsuits and class actions, having noted successes in all levels of State and Federal Court.
“We are excited to add our experience and expertise to the already remarkable capabilities Buchalter offers its clients,” said Alkhazov. “We are looking forward to advancing our practice with the strong foundation the Firm provides.”
Sagara focuses her practice on products liability, mass tort defense and third-party insurance defense. She handles litigation in on behalf of clients ranging from pharmaceutical companies, product manufacturers, individual and corporate policyholders, and insurers. She also has experience defending mortgage banks in pre-litigation and litigation.
Mahoney focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions. He represents both developers and lenders, assisting in the acquisition and disposition of real estate, negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements, development agreements, contribution agreements, loan documents, and leases.
“Seattle is an important market for the Firm. Looking ahead, we are optimistic about our future and continued growth in the Pacific Northwest,” added Bass.
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