Our firm was founded over ten years ago.
Ajay Gupta founded the Firm, then Gupta Legal Center in 2008. Mr. Gupta graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2005 and began his career with a boutique real estate firm in La Jolla, California focused on real estate title disputes. Because the Firm was founded in the midst of the foreclosure crisis in 2008, we focused largely on secured debtor and creditor matters in bankruptcy court.
Chris S. Evans is also a graduate of USD Law. Mr. Evans spent his first two years with a real estate litigation firm in Los Angeles, California prior to joining the practice in 2015. Mr. Gupta and Mr. Evans developed an excellent working relationship and together quickly began to grow our Firm. In 2018, Mr. Evans became an equity partner of our Firm and Gupta Legal Center became Gupta Evans and Associates.
Jacob A. Ayres is yet another Torero law grad. Mr. Ayres worked previously with a large international law firm in San Diego working in commercial and intellectual property litigation, followed by a Midwestern midsize law firm’s San Diego office, where he specialized in commercial litigation with a focus on product liability cases. Mr. Ayres came aboard in 2019 and in 2021 became an equity partner with the Firm, necessitating another change to its current, far more appealing appellation, Gupta Evans and Ayres.
The Firm has since grown into a multi-faceted collection of lawyers, skillsets and subject matters, encompassing everything from multi-million-dollar hard money lender enforcement to complex business ownership disputes. At its essence, however, the Firm has grown by addressing the needs of each client on a personal level and maintaining strategic agility in each particular case. There is a big difference in working with a new homeowner facing a large non-disclosure issue compared with the hard money lender trying to foreclosure on a $3 Million loan. Each client has different individual needs, goals and expectations. We endeavor to set expectations early so that in the world of litigation, where predictability is hard to come by, our clients can have some measure of certainty in terms of costs, risks, and potential outcomes.