Barak Lurie (R-CA-46)
Barak Lurie Republican Candidate California District 46
Biography from Lurie & Park
- Real Estate Transactions
- Real Estate Litigation
- Business Transactions
- Business Litigation
- Investment Fraud Litigation
- Creditor Rights / Disputes in Bankruptcy
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF LAW, J.D., 1989
- UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES (ANDERSON) SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, M.B.A., 1989
- STANFORD UNIVERSITY, B.A. 1985, WITH HONORS
- 1989 U.S. DISTRICT COURT, CALIFORNIA, SOUTHERN DISTRICT
- 1992 U.S. DISTRICT COURT, CALIFORNIA, CENTRAL DISTRICT
- BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION
- SANTA MONICA BAR ASSOCIATION
Barak Lurie is the principal of the West Los Angeles office of Lurie & Park. Barak practices primarily in litigation, with an emphasis on business and real estate disputes. He also has substantial experience in putting deals together (Buy/sell agreements in business and general review of contracts), and bankruptcy work (representing creditors). Barak’s clients include a wide variety of businesses and high net worth individuals defending or pursuing claims for breach of contract, fraud, and commercial disputes. Barak also has substantial experience in high-profile commercial evictions.
During his legal career, Barak worked for Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, as well as Christensen, Miller (now Glaser, Weil), top-notch large law firms. He also worked at the highly respected firm of Danning, Gill, Diamond & Kollitz. Barak also served as General Counsel to Donald Sterling, real estate mogul and owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. There, Barak took on major legal disputes for Mr. Sterling, managing and handling the high-stakes results that the California Supreme Court ultimately affirmed following lengthy appeals in Sterling v. Taylor. In addition, in 2000, Barak founded and also became CEO of RightPro, at which he developed a unique internet-based marketing tool for professionals. As a result of this experience, Barak became intimately familiar with the needs and motivations of entrepreneurs. After spending 15 years honing his legal skills in these firms, Barak started his own practice in early 2004, constantly growing with an ever-increasing and diverse base of clients.
Barak’s experience has taught him that the best approach is to position the case to maximize the client’s best settlement possibility. “It’s rare that settlement is not the best result for a client,” Lurie says. “That way, the client minimizes the risk of a huge loss at trial, and can also have control of the outcome.” However, there are times when the other side does not see reason, and trial is necessary. During those times, Barak has prevailed in court time and again, earning verdicts in the millions of dollars.
You can hear Barak advocating his thoughts on the law, the legal practice, and how to maximize one’s success in a case – and how to avoid litigation altogether — on his frequent “Lurie Law Bulletins” on KRLA, 870 AM. You can now hear Barak every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. for his own radio show “Lurie Law: A Different Way to Look at the Law.”
Biography from Barak Lurie for Congress 2012
Born in 1963, Barak has lived all over California: Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and San Diego. He earned his B.A. from Stanford University, and then his JD and MBA from UCLA’s School of Law and Anderson School of Management. He began by working in a large law firm, and later became general counsel to Sterling Corporation, a major real estate owner throughout the city. Along the way, he founded and became CEO of a start-up, RightPro: employing several people and learning first hand the joys — and frustrations — of starting and running a business. He continued his first-hand experience in business when he started his own law firm in 2003, now known as Lurie & Park. The firm has now grown to include branch offices in West L.A., Mid-Wilshire-Koreatown, Sherman Oaks, with another to open soon in the Palos Verdes / Torrance area. Lurie & Park has become a thriving law practice focusing predominantly on real estate and business litigation and transactional matters. You may hear Barak’s “Lurie Law Bulletin” and other lessons the Firm has learned on KFI and KRLA.
Barak has written extensively on economics, Middle East issues, and religious affairs. He has come to the passionate belief that Judeo-Christian values are not only imperative for economic success, but for the success of democracy itself. He has also come to learn that the bigger the government, the smaller the individual. Ever-expanding government is never the solution, and can only hurt our economy. Private enterprise, community-based giving, and the lowering of taxes are what work, and what will make this country thrive again.
Barak has implemented his faith and values into his own general practice of law: He has a passion not only for the interests of the client, but what will achieve the best result for everyone. He encourages settlement as a way to control the outcome of disputes, without having to resort to courts. Finally, his clients know that he will only pursue and defend those cases that he firmly believes in. By adopting this standard, Barak and his team have gained the trust and respect of their clients, judges, and the community at large.
Barak lives in Los Angeles with his wife Stacey and Max, 4, and Sasha, 2.
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