Steven Marion Gourley

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The Law Offices of Steven Gourley is recognized throughout the legal community for experience, participation in local organizations, development of real estate law and commitment to our clients. Understanding the complex and ever-evolving real estate market, Attorney Steven Gourley keeps abreast of trends and changes in the law to best protect the interests of his personal and business clients. In addition to representation in transactions and lending agreements, we serve as an expert witness for clients, including attorneys who are facing litigation in complex real estate disputes.

More than 30 years of real estate legal experience Attorney Gourley has worked extensively in the real estate industry and on behalf of a diverse clientele. He helped write one of the regulations that guides industry standards today. In many cases, lawyers have recruited him simply to keep opponents from benefitting from his counsel.

From 1973 to 1999, Mr. Gourley worked to become an expert in corporate securities and consumer finance lending. He was an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as Chief Deputy Commissioner of Corporations for the State of California. In addition to his private practice, he worked as a city councilman and mayor of Culver City from 1988 to 1996, where he reorganized the budget process, conserved funds and built reserves to nearly 50 percent of the annual budget. Today he is a frequent speaker on mortgage lending, compliance, fiduciary duty, the California Finance Lender's law and other complex issues faced by lenders and brokers.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Mortgage Law
  • Commercial Mortgages
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Mortgage Finance
  • Mortgage Refinancing
  • Real Property Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
424-286-9222  Phone
(310) 540-5100  Phone
(310) 371-7242  Fax
University Attended:
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., Political Science and Spanish, 1970
Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, J.D., 1973
Year of First Admission:
1973, California
Los Angeles County (Member, Executive Committee, Business and Corporations Section); State Bar of California (Member, Consumer Financial Services Committee).
Special Agencies:
United States Securities and Exchange Commission; California Department of Corporations; California Department of Real Estate. California Department of Motor Vehicles
Reported Cases:
SIPC v. Vigman, 74 F.3d 932 (9th Cir. 1996); SIPC v. Vigman, 587 F. Supp. 1358 (C.D. Cal. 1984); Mercy Hospital v. Department of Health Services 115 Cal. App.3d 270 (1981); Mercy Hospital v. Harris 625 F.2d 905 (9th Cir. 1980); Monterey Life Systems, Inc. v. U.S. 635 F.2d 821 (Ct. Cl. 1980); Memonal, Inc. v. Harris 655 F.2d. 905 (9th Cir. 1980).

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Torrance, California

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