GREGORY P. BARCHIE

Partner

Gregory P. Barchie, Partner

Areas of Expertise

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Robert S. Chapman, obtained $2.5 million arbitration award in favor of our celebrity client against his product licensee, including holding the corporation’s owner personally liable under an alter-ego theory.
  • Successfully defended a guarantor on a multi-million-dollar loan sued for breach of guaranty based on the “sham guaranty” doctrine; compelled plaintiff-lender to dismiss and walk away from outstanding principal on the loan in the amount of $12 Million.
  • Prevailed on several Anti-SLAPP Motions pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure § 425.16, including against claims for breach of contract/lease in an environmental contamination case and fraud and intentional interference with economic advantage in a dispute between a borrower and her mortgage loan brokers.

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Gerald Sauer , obtained a substantial settlement on behalf of a well-known film production company after the company was cut out of a prior settlement arising from a failed video game project involving an iconic American singer-songwriter.

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • With co-counsel Robert S. Chapman, prevailed in a breach of lease action for client, a landlord, against a major supermarket chain that resulted in recovery in excess of $1.8 Million.
  • Prevailed in a real estate/breach of lease matter for client involving responsibility for payment of ADA improvements and obtained an award of 100% of the client’s attorney’s fees.
  • Successfully negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of client, a yoga studio, in a dispute against a landlord related to the termination of the lease.
  • Successfully negotiated a dismissal/walk-away settlement for a restaurant client that was sued for ADA violations.

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • Prevailed on motion for partial summary judgment on liability for client involved in copyright and rights of publicity dispute; thereafter, at trial as to damages obtained favorable verdict including attorney’s fees under Civil Code § 3344.

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in a dispute against a former employee and his new employer arising from the former employee’s misuse of proprietary and confidential information.

A Sampling of Gregory Barchie's Cases:

  • Authored the brief and argued before the California Court of Appeal in obtaining affirmance of a trial court order in favor of a client that sustained a demurrer without leave to amend.
  • Co-wrote a brief in a case before the California Court of Appeal concerning the interpretation of the anti-SLAPP statute and whether a direct action for contractual indemnity “arises from” activity protected by the First Amendment.

Education

  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, B.F.A., Film & Television
  • University of Southern California, J.D.

Publications

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • Selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 and 2014
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • President, Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court
  • Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member, ProVisors
  • Moderator, Rights of Privacy program, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Moderator, Electronic Discovery program, Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • President, Beverly Hills Bar Association “Out of Court” (2018-present)
  • Board of Governors, Beverly Hills Bar Association (2016-2019)
  • President, Southern California Business Litigation Inn of Court (2013-2018)