Gary Tokumori is a shareholder in the areas of business and commercial workouts and litigation. He has extensive experience in the representation of creditors, including financial institutions and leasing companies, in general business litigation, and as general counsel to emerging businesses.
Mr. Tokumori represents his clients through all phases of litigation at the trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts. Experienced in prejudgment remedies, he continues to successfully secure writs and receivers prior to obtaining multi-million dollar judgments for his creditor clients. Mr. Tokumori also defends his financial institution clients against complex operations and lender liability claims and provides his emerging business clients with pre-litigation avoidance advice and general corporate counsel. His notable cases include In re Hanger, 217 B.R. 592 (9th Cir. BAP 1997), affirmed, 196 F.3d 1292 (9th Cir. 1999), which clarified the statutory calculations to be made in connection with the avoidance of judicial liens in bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Tokumori was admitted to practice in California in 1990. He graduated cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. Mr. Tokumori received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in 1990. While at Loyola Law School, he was a Note and Comment Editor for the International and Comparative Law Journal and also served as an extern to The Honorable Stephen V. Wilson, U.S. District Court, Central District Court of California. He is admitted to practice before all of the state and federal courts in California and has served as a Temporary Judge with the Los Angeles Superior Court. Mr. Tokumori serves as co-chair of the Firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
- Remedies Section Executive Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
- Board of Governors, Japanese American Bar Association
- Member, Bank Operations Counsel Association