About Christie:

Image1-A CHRISTIE GAUMER is a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles legal community. She began her career working in a combination between litigation and intellectual property transactional departments at major international law firms, including the renowned Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine, which dissolved in 1998, at which time Christie started her own practice. Christie earned her J.D. (1990), and her B.A. (1984), with a double major in Petroleum Land Management and Finance, each from the   University of Texas. Christie is a multi-service lawyer, handling litigation matters in state, federal and bankruptcy courts in areas including real estate, general civil, family law and intellectual property. Christie has expertise in many business areas including real estate investment and development, oil and gas, nightclub and music event promotion, apparel, jewelry, manufacturing and retail.

 

Practice Areas:

Transactional:

• Real estate, corporate and other entity formation and maintenance

• Buy-sell contracts, shareholder agreements

• General contracts

• Real estate purchase and sale contracts, IRC 1031 transactions, management of real estate closings, review and drafting of leases, assignments and other matters pertaining to property management, and management of large and small real estate transactions.

Litigation:

• General civil litigation, including bench and jury trials, mediations.

• Real Estate litigation: real estate contract disputes, partnership disputes, boundary issues, and management issues.

• Commercial litigation: disputes involving contracts, own ers, members and shareholders disagreements, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, all in many business areas.

• Disputes for property damage.

Family Law:

• Representation in dissolution, annulment and paternity actions.

• Filing and defense of restraining order and abuse allegations.

• Complex property distribution, including business and real estate valuation.

• Child custody, including obtaining and defeating move-away requests.

• Requesting ad defending support requests.

• Drafting pre and post nuptial and cohabitation agreements.

Intellectual Property:

• Includes trademark registration and ownership strategy, licensing, franchising, distribution agreements, litigation before the Patent and Trademark Office to cancel trademarks or contest registrations, extensive litigation before Federal Courts for infringement as to trademarks and design patents.

Bankruptcy:

• Includes representation in adversary actions, and general experience with Chapter 13 and 7 bankruptcy cases. Representation includes a reported decision, In re Williams, 323 Bank.Rptr. 691 (9th Circ. BAP 2005).