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Gary L. Barr
Senior Of Counsel

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15165 Ventura Boulevard

Suite 200

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Tel: (818) 881-5000

Direct: (818) 827-5154

Fax: (818) 881-1150

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About Gary L. Barr

Though, as a native of Los Angeles, he loves the City, Gary admits that travel is one of his great passions. Gary is also a Star Trek and Star Wars fanatic and loves Rock & Roll music, particularly, The Beatles.
Gary and his wife of over 40-years reside in Woodland Hills. Together they have raised two grown daughters and are the proud grandparents of Asher, Calla, Tenley, Brodie, Remi and Stevie.
Gary enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golfing with his friends, and hiking with his wife.

Gary L. Barr

Gary L. Barr Senior Of Counsel

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Gary L. Barr is Senior Of Counsel with Alpert, Barr & Grant with over 40-years of legal experience focusing on outside general counsel matters and all forms of business, real estate and commercial law and litigation.  As outside general counsel for individuals and small and mid-size businesses, Gary works to thoroughly understand the culture of each client’s business in order to develop strategic plans based on the business needs and nuances of each client. He crafts and implements action plans tailored to the needs of each client.   Gary’s clients range from individuals to small businesses to national and multi-national corporations, including banks and financing companies, real estate developers, real estate brokers, property management businesses, manufacturers, trust companies, law firms, and many others throughout California and the world.  With his extensive experience, he has the expertise to navigate the toughest business challenges and to guide his clients in negotiating the sometimes unpredictable twists and turns of transactional matters. Gary’s approach to all clients is simple: Listen carefully to the client’s needs and service preferences and provide each with competent, effective, cost-appropriate legal representation with individualized service.    


Practice Focus

    • Business and Real estate
    • Outside General Counsel Services
    • Complex litigation
    • Foreclosures
    • Landlord-tenant
    • Manufactured housing
    • Construction


Representative Experience

  • Represented client in sale of business to a competitor.
  • Represented clients in sale of three large retail buildings in Los Angeles
  • Represented client in the negotiation and preparation of a retail lease in Lake Tahoe.
  • Represented a client in the sale of $25 million business to a public corporation.
  • Represented a client in the sale of a large commercial building in Northern California.
  • Negotiated and drafted a 20 year ground lease on behalf of a property owner.
  • Represented a client in the purchases of two large apartment complexes.
  • Successfully negotiated the sale of a business to investors.
  • Prosecuted a federal case for a loan servicing company for bad faith waste, which resulted in a judgment against the defendants for over $2.9 million
  • Successfully defended a client who was sued on a Promissory Note for in excess of $1 million. The Court ruled that the client did not owe the money to the plaintiff and awarded our client attorneys’ fees.
  • Successfully prosecuted a case to establish an easement for ingress and egress to the clients’ property. The case settled immediately before trial with the clients obtaining the easement they sought and needed for their property.
  • Defended a bank in a claim for over $3 million for breaching a contract to enter into a loan program.




    • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
    • Juris Doctor from Southwestern University, School of Law, 1977



    • California State Bar since December 1977
    • Admitted to practice in all United States District Courts in California



    • AV Preeminent® Rating – Martindale-Hubbell 
    • Named a Super Lawyer for 2009 – 2020
    • Nominated for the 2016 San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Trusted Advisors Award.  An award given to the to the top attorneys, accountants, bankers, insurance professionals and wealth managers in the San Fernando Valley
    • Recipient of the Jack E. Wells Memorial Award from the California Manufactured Housing Institute (CHMI) for outstanding leadership and service to the manufactured housing industry. It is CHMI’s highest honor.
    • Recipient of the San Fernando Valley Bar Association’s Stanley M. Lintz Award, the Bar’s highest award, for volunteer work to the community and the Bar.
    • Woodland Hills Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award (2000/2001)
    • Recognized in 2002 as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in the San Fernando Valley by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.
    • California Trustee’s Association Outstanding Speaker for the 25th Annual California Trustee’s Conference
    • Recipient of the 2010 California Manufactured Housing Institute’s President’s Award.
    • Recipient of a 2010 Los Angeles Board of Supervisors commendation for “dedicated service to the affairs of the community and for the civic pride demonstrated by numerous contributions for the benefit of all the citizens of Los Angeles County.”



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Gary’s Favorite Quote: “With every mistake, we must surely be learning.” ― George Harrison