Bruce J. Lurie is a very experienced litigation attorney and business lawyer who approaches dispute resolution from a business perspective. He is well-recognized for his unique and creative ability to resolve complicated and multi-party commercial disputes. Mr. Lurie founded the firm on January 1, 1983.
With over four decades of experience, Mr. Lurie combines vigorous and assertive representation of clients with well-developed methods of negotiating favorable settlements in complex business litigation and pre-litigation controversies. As one of the few CPA/trial attorneys in California, Mr. Lurie is particularly adept at considering the financial effects of alternative strategies and handling financial and accounting matters that arise in litigation. He has represented clients nationwide and has appeared before many courts, tribunals, administrative agencies and commissions.
Mr. Lurie has tried numerous cases and has had extensive experience in real estate litigation, class actions, securities litigation, public utilities disputes, administrative hearings, arbitrations, entertainment litigation, condemnation, insurance, trade name disputes, receiverships, injunctive relief, pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies, appeals, disputes involving franchise and distribution agreements, banking litigation, debtor-creditor disputes, workouts and insolvency issues, construction disputes, wrongful termination, products liability and antitrust claims.
Among his many successful cases, Mr. Lurie recently achieved a favorable decision after convincing the court that California’s anti-deficiency statutes precluded his client from liability for a claim on a guaranty of a $24 million loan on a commercial property in Beverly Hills’ “Golden Triangle.” In several major business disputes throughout his career, through persistent negotiations with opposing counsel, Mr. Lurie persuaded them that their claims had no merit, and to drop their claims without any payment.
Mr. Lurie has been involved in numerous contentious partnership, corporate and business entity disputes. In one such matter, a partner in a well-known jean manufacturing company retained Mr. Lurie after five major law firms were unable to resolve a bitter, ongoing dispute between the company’s partners. Mr. Lurie successfully negotiated a settlement between the partners by getting them to work out all issues except for one controversy, which was arbitrated. Mr. Lurie won the arbitration.
Since experiencing a devastating surfing accident in 2006, Mr. Lurie has been very active in assisting and advising people with spinal cord injuries and other disabilities. He counsels others on overcoming personal obstacles and on wellness and healthy lifestyles. Mr. Lurie is a former instructor at the UCLA Attorney Assistant Training Program and has provided pro bono litigation services.