Amir A. Torkamani, Partner

Areas of Expertise

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Gerald Sauer, obtained summary judgment in a complex action in favor of their client, who was wrongfully accused of engaging in negligent conduct and unfair business practices that resulted in the loss of millions of dollars by a lender.
  • With co-counsel Gerald Sauer, obtained a multimillion-dollar jury verdict in favor of their client, including compensatory and punitive damages, arising out of claims for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud involving the sale of assets of a limited liability company.
  • In a bifurcated bench trial, assisted lead trial attorney in obtaining decision in favor of clients as to the percentage of their membership interest in a limited liability company.
  • Obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a major Spanish bank against claims for wrongful debt collection practices.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement, which included no payment of funds, on behalf of an executive at an alternative energy company.

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • Orchestrated entry of judgment on behalf of mini-major film studio/client against international film distributor who failed to comply with settlement agreement obligations.
  • Represented major studio executive in defense of attempts to collect on a judgment, including successfully opposing attempts to increase the judgment by hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Obtained favorable settlement in dispute involving percentage of ownership interests amongst co-owners of major comic book and gaming trade show organization.

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Gerald Sauer, obtained an arbitration award in favor of a client who sought to dissolve a business that operated substantial commercial real estate assets after the client’s co-owners had effectively usurped control of the business.
  • Assisted in obtaining a full defense verdict in federal court on behalf of a major international energy company who was wrongfully accused of contaminating land by a subsequent owner who operated a gas station at the property.
  • Represented and favorably settled landlord of multimillion-dollar estate accused of failing to return a substantial security deposit after tenant had failed to pay rent and had substantially damaged the property.
  • Negotiated settlement of lease dispute and new lease terms for commercial property tenant facing eviction and substantial interruption of machining and product development company.

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • Obtained favorable settlement terms on behalf of a class-action defendant accused of violating various California employment laws.
  • Argued and obtained dismissal on behalf of an employer wrongfully accused of failing to pay wages to a former employee who had been fully compensated.

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Gerald Sauer, defended clients in a federal jury trial involving claim for copyright infringement of legal forms and drafted post-trial motions that resulted in the trial judge striking the jury’s award of damages against the individual clients.

A Sampling of Amir Torkamani's Cases:

  • With Gerald Sauer, co-wrote the brief for a case before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concerning copyright infringement of a legal form and damages.
  • With Gerald Sauer, co-wrote the brief for a California Supreme Court case concerning the interpretation of the anti-SLAPP statute, Code of Civil Procedure §425.16, and whether the trial court can excise allegations from mixed causes of action.

Education and Prior Experience

  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Political Science
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Business Administration
  • University of Southern California, J.D.
  • Licensed Broker with the California Department of Real Estate

Leadership, Membership and Honors

  • Recognized for obtaining one of the Top 100 Jury Verdicts in California in 2019
  • Recognized as a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers in 2013 – 2018
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association