University of California Los Angeles School of Law,
University of California Los Angeles,
B.A., summa cum laude, 1969
Phi Beta Kappa
US Supreme Ct
US Ct Appeals, 9th Circuit (AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, Guam, M. Isles)
California USDC, Central District
California USDC, Northern District
California USDC, Southern District
State Bar of California
Business Law, Real Estate and Litigation sections
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Century City Bar Association
American Bar Association
Section of Litigation
Listed in “Southern California Super Lawyers”, 2006, 2012-Present
Thompson Coburn LLP
Freedman Weisz LLP
Reish & Reicher
Gittler, Wexler & Bradford
California Attorney General
Deputy Attorney General (public resources, land use, environmental), 1973-1978
Gary is a versatile business litigator who represents clients in a broad range of business, corporate and real estate matters, with a particular emphasis on disputes between buyers and sellers of businesses and real property, trust and probate litigation, and Prop65 matters.
He has spent his 40-year career helping closely held businesses and their owners successfully navigate all types of business and corporate disputes. Whether a business needs to dissolve or disassociate a partner or partnership, address trade secrets or unfair competition issues among current or former employees, or assert or defend any type of lawsuit, Gary applies his knowledge of the law—and smart business judgment—to develop creative solutions. His goal is to minimize the disruption caused by sensitive internal or external disputes so that a business can continue its operations. Gary also frequently works collaboratively with Thompson Coburn partners in other disciplines to structure transactions that both benefit the client and appeal to their adversaries, paving the way for settlement. If a dispute rises to the level of litigation, Gary effectively represents clients in all stages of a matter.
In his real estate work, Gary, who is a licensed California real estate broker, counsels closely held businesses and high-net-worth individuals on disputes related to commercial, industrial, and retail properties. He has extensive experience in breaches of contract or loan agreements and guarantees, partition and quiet title actions, commercial lease disputes, and foreclosures.
Gary represents trustees, executors and beneficiaries of wills and trusts in trust and probate litigation matters across southern California. He also draws on his environmental law background as a former deputy attorney general for the State of California to counsel businesses facing Proposition 65 notices. Gary has had significant success settling Prop65 cases with nominal payments or achieving dismissals without any penalties paid.
"Can the California A.G. limit those incessant Prop 65 lawsuits?";
Ground Floor Blog, October 2015