Linda Gach Ray
B.S. Degree with honors, 1976, UCLA
Juris Doctor Degree, 1979, UCLA, member and an Editor of the UCLA Law Review, having published an article which to this day is cited by California appellate courts
Extensive experience in contract, entertainment, shareholder, and real estate litigation cases
Served on the Los Angeles County Probate Volunteer Panel for more than 20 years, serving as PVP-appointed counsel in numerous cases. Legal practice highlights include taking the depositions of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Paul Nitze, as well as successful results in numerous litigation and probate matters.
Education: Linda received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1976 and Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law in 1979, where she was a member and editor of the UCLA Law Review. During her last year of law school, she was selected to participate in UCLA's Judicial Externship Program and worked for the Honorable Herbert Y. V. Choy of the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. Also, during law school, she wrote and published an arcticle which was selected for the American Association of Attorneys - Certified Public Accountants, Inc. award for the best article relating legal concepts to accounting principles, an article which has been able to withstand the test of time and has been cited in cases and case books for more than 30 years after it was written.
Occupational History: Linda began her legal career in 1979, as an associate of Alschuler, Grossman & Pines. In 1986, she was invited to become a partner in that firm; however, she departed Alschuler, Grossman & Pines on December 31, 1986 to form the law firm of Owens & Gach Ray. In addition, from 1997 through 2004 Linda was the Chief Operating Officer and Chairman of the Board of a Minor League Baseball team. In the 1997 through 2000 baseball seasons, the team was know as the Helena Brewers, and it was a Rookie-Advanced level farm team of the Milwaukee Brewers. In the 2001 through 2004 baseball seasons, the team was known as the Provo Angels, and it was a Rookie-Advanced level farm team of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. For 8 years, Linda was actively involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations of the baseball team while engaged in the firm's law practice.
Linda divided her time between general civil business litigation, financial institution representation, secured creditors litigation in bankruptcy matters and probate court conservatorship litigation. Since 2004, Linda's practice has been primarily a combination of real estate litigation, probate/conservatorship litigation, and fiduciary work involving trusts and estates.
Community/Charitable Involvement: Linda co-founded the Mitchell E. Gordon Memorial Fund benefiting Southern California Special Olympics. As an organization, the Fund raised over $700,000 to support mentally challenged individuals in their pusuit of excellence in athletic endeavors. Linda has served on the Board of BHEF (Bevely Hills Educational Foundation) and on the advisory Board for You Think, a division of the Zimmer Museum. Linda was among the orginal founding members of Circle of Friends of the Julia Ann Singer Center, a group that raised funds for the therapeutic programs for families with children diagnosed with learning and developmental disabilities. She is member of the WLN (Women's Leadership Network) of JVS (Jewish Vocational Services) and has served on the Advisory Board for WoMentoring, a program of JVS. She was one of the early members of an organization called Stop Cancer which was founded by Dr. Armand Hammer, which funds seed grants for promising, cutting edge researchers at the three Comprehensive Cancer Insitutes in Los Angeles. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Stop Cancer. Linda was selected as a Comerica Bank/Los Angeles Lakers Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2013. And in 2015, she was invited to join the Board of Directors of the UCLA Foundation which manages a large part of UCLA's endowment.
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