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Tom McCurnin
Leasing News Advisor
Leasing News Legal Editor

Tom McCurnin

Barton, Klugman & Oetting
350 South Grand Ave.
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Direct Phone: (213) 617-6129
Cell (213) 268-8291
Fax: (213) 625-1832

As of February, 28, 2018, Mr. McCurnin has written 688 articles for Leasing News since March 16, 2007. (1) He has contributed to other media, including major newspapers as well as bank and law publications. He also has represented and appeared for Leasing News as pro bono attorney. He is the number one legal consultant for news stories and general business matters serving as our Richard Boone, better known as "Paladin."

Recent Trial Experience:

  • Successfully defended major California bank on midnight deadline case

  • Successfully defended major California bank on forged endorsement claim

  • Prosecuted RICO action on behalf of major national commercial finance company recovering over $1 million dollars

  • Successfully defended real estate trust on consumer notice issue

  • Successfully defended major California manufacturer on products liability action

  • Prosecuted numerous actions on behalf of equipment lessors
  • Defended Trade Secret Case
  • Defended Usury Claim

Before becoming a principal partner with Barton, Klugman & Oetting, he worked as an inside attorney for Rockford Industries and American Express Business Finance.
He is a member of the State Bar of California; Federal Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Financial Lawyers Conference-Los Angeles; Independent Bankers Association; California Bankers Association; Los Angeles Commercial Law Committee.

Law School: Drake University (J.D., 1975) 
College: University of Iowa (B.A., 1972)

He is an accomplished musician, world traveler, as well as active in animal rescue, particularly Labrador Retrievers. His main hobbies are Class V White Water River Rafting, Wilderness Canoeing and Camping, Woodworking and Home Building, Historic Home Renovation, Muscle Car Restoration, Labrador Retriever Rescue Foundation.

(1) Leasing Cases by Tom McCurnin

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