Gary F. Torrell

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Gary F. Torrell leads the Firm’s Business and Finance, Real Estate and Creditors’ Rights practice areas. He is a partner with over 30 years of legal and business experience. Gary is both a transactional lawyer and a litigator - quite unusual - making his clients feel protected and prepared for virtually any circumstance.

Gary spent 15 years  at national law firms, including as a partner at Paul Hastings, handling creditors’ rights and bankruptcy cases as well as real estate and lending transactions. Next, Gary was Senior Counsel at City National Bank; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Downey Financial Corporation and Downey Savings; and General Counsel to a private $1 billion national real estate company.

He continues the Valensi Rose tradition of providing clients sophisticated business and legal advice coupled with a reasonable fee structure to provide exceptional value in the services provided.


  • Litigation Group
  • Business and Finance Group
  • Real Estate Group


  • Banking; Secured Transactions
  • Corporate – Commercial and Business Law
  • Commercial Finance
  • Real Estate Sales, Leasing and Financing
  • Restructuring and Bankruptcy
  • Business Litigation
  • Creditors' Rights


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


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


  • Five published court decisions
  • A-V Rated (highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell)