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Gary F. Torrell



  • J.D. - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • B.S. Business Administration - State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • All Federal Courts in California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Gary Torrell is a partner in Hooper, Lundy & Bookman's Business Department.  He has over 30 years of legal and business experience with a focus on business and finance, real estate, and creditors' rights.  Mr. Torrell has a tradition of providing clients sophisticated business and legal advice coupled with a reasonable fee structure to provide exceptional value.  He is both a transactional lawyer and a litigator, which makes his clients feel protected and prepared for virtually any circumstance.

Mr. Torrell spent the first half of his legal career working at national law firms, where he handled creditors' rights and bankruptcy cases as well as real estate and lending transactions. He has appeared in bankruptcy courts across the country, and handled other matters including loan workouts, new loans and all types of real estate transactions. Mr. Torrell has also worked as in-house counsel for three companies: as Senior Counsel at City National Bank; Chief Legal Officer at Downey Savings (a $16 billion, publicly-held, 2,500 employee, 200-branch bank); and General Counsel to a privately-held $1 billion national real estate company. Prior to joining Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, he was head of the Business and Finance, Real Estate and Creditors’ Rights practice areas at his prior law firm.

Mr. Torrell has five published decisions; four representing creditors and one representing a famous entertainer in bankruptcy.

Representative Matters

Five published court decisions

Honors & Awards

  • A-V Rated (highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell)

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