Gary Doctorman is a shareholder in the Real Estate, Banking and Finance department and the Litigation department. He concentrates his practice in the areas of transactions and litigation in real estate, banking, equipment leasing, commercial law, corporations and bankruptcy. Gary began his legal career with Biele, Haslam & Hatch, where he was a shareholder and director until he joined Parsons Behle & Latimer in June 1989. He represents creditors, developers, and national and local banks in large transactions and commercial litigation. Examples of transactions include a $45 million financing of the Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort; $15 million financing and securitization of a public company's hospital equipment leasing business; a $12 million financing of all of the print and advertising for a worldwide release of a full feature motion picture and letter of credit enhancements to bond transactions. He represented 12 national and local banks as a group defending $1.5 billion in claims made by 10 credit unions and obtained a dismissal. He also successfully represented a bank with $12 million in fraud losses and litigated many UCC Article 3, 4 and 9 cases. Representing a national lender, obtained summary judgment with a dismissal of five lender liability claims and obtaining summary judgment for $44 million on a guaranty claim. Obtained a conversion from a Chapter 11 to a Chapter 7, over the objection of all other creditors, the Unsecured Creditors' Committee and the debtor, and obtained relief from the stay to foreclose a $45 million loan secured by a large residential subdivision. Representative clients include JPMorgan Chase N.A., KeyBank, First Utah Bank, Pacific Western Bank and FDIC.
Related Activities and Skills:
- Listed in the Best Lawyers of America, Banking Law
- Maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
- Listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers
- Listed in Utah Legal Elite
- Utah State Bar Association, Banking and Finance Section, Chairman, 2006
- Salt Lake County Bar Association
- Utah State Bar: Banking and Finance Section, Past Chair; Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2007-2008, 1985-87; Fee Arbitration Committee, 1989-96; Chairman, 1992-96; Real Estate Section
- American Bar Association: Business Law Section, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section and Corporate Section
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Board of Directors, 1988-1989
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Salt Lake City, President 1979-85
- Neighborhood Housing of Salt Lake, Pro Bono Attorney
- "Big Legacy" Awarded by Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Utah, 2008
- United Jewish Appeal, President, 1996-1998
- Board Member Anti Defamation League, Pacific Region
- Areas of Practice:
- Litigation & Appeals
- Real Estate Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Banking & Finance Law
- Banking Litigation
- Bankruptcy Litigation
- Workouts & Restructuring
- Bar Admissions:
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1983
- U.S. District Court District of Utah, 1979
- Utah, 1979
- Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, 1979
- University of Utah, 1976
Honors: Cum Laude
Major: Finance and Economics
Large Utah Builder — Represented lead bank for 17 participants to work out a loan to one of Utah''s oldest and biggest home builders.
50 West Broadway — Represented seller to sell a downtown office tower.
Bear Creek Foods — Represent a national lender to workout a loan to one of Utah''''s largest manufacturers.
Triad center — Represented a national lender to finance one of Utah''s largest office complexes
Snowbiird Ski and Summer Resort. — Represented national lender to finance the this premeier internationaly known ski resort.