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Michael R. Farrell

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Michael R. Farrell is a partner in our Los Angeles office, where his practice focuses on litigation with an emphasis on real estate, secured transactions, and state and federal receiverships. Mike represents a wide range of clients including institutional lenders, banks, asset managers, receivers, individuals and various business entities.

Mike's practice includes the representation of lenders, owners, asset managers and investors in all aspects of real estate litigation, including pursuit of lender remedies against borrowers, guarantors and third parties, defense of mortgage-related actions, construction disputes, and commercial property receiverships. Mike also advises receivers in federal equity receiverships. His experience in the field of commercial litigation includes representation of individuals and entities in contract disputes in various industries, representation of a shareholder in a securities fraud action, and representation of investors as to fraud/breach of fiduciary duty claims. Mike also has experience in environmental and employment litigation.

Mike has extensive experience as a trial lawyer in state and federal courts, as well as private arbitrations, and has lectured on a variety of real estate litigation topics.


  • American Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association


Michael received his B.A. in history from Yale University in 1989 and his J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law in 1994.

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California 
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California