LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 4, 2019 – Buchalter is pleased to welcome both Daniel Wu, Litigation Shareholder in the Firm’s Los Angeles office and Brian Fish, Real Estate and Land Use Shareholder in the San Diego office. Wu joins from Squire Patton Boggs and Fish was previously with Dentons.

“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel and Brian to Buchalter. Their impressive capabilities are valuable additions to our Real Estate and Litigation practices,” said Adam J. Bass, President and Chief Executive Officer of Buchalter.

An accomplished litigator, Wu’s practice focuses on commercial, business, and intellectual property litigation. He represents regional and national banks and other financial institutions in litigation and commercial workouts. Wu has extensive experience in bank operations, business torts, breach of contract, forgeries and alterations, organized crime schemes, unfair competition and unfair business claims, creditor’s rights/bankruptcy, real estate based transactions and secured transactions. Further, he represents clients in general business and commercial litigation as well as high-stakes patent and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Wu earned his J.D. from Pepperdine University and his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.

“Given the Firm’s well-established reputation, I look forward to integrating my clients and providing them with the exceptional client service Buchalter has to offer,” added Wu.

For more than 22 years, Fish’s practice has covered all aspects of real estate development including land use, permitting/entitlements, public/private partnerships, public contracting, and environmental matters.  He has extensive experience assisting public and private clients with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, coastal permitting, planning and zoning issues, Subdivision Map Act processing, Williamson Act issues, condominium conversions and prevailing wage analysis. He also represents clients before administrative agencies, and handles litigation at the trial court and appellate court levels, with respect to public contracting issues, entitlements, CEQA, Subdivision Map Act and other land use and real estate related matters.

Fish received his J.D. from Emory University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California San Diego in Urban Studies & Planning.

“Buchalter’s West Coast presence, strong real estate/land use practice and full service capabilities provide a great opportunity to cultivate and continue to grow my practice. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to be joining the San Diego office and further expand the Firm’s footprint in Southern California,” said Fish.

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