Gary’s corporate transactions expertise includes corporate formation, structuring, investment and exit work for privately held companies and well as corporate governance and M&A work for larger companies. He has advised founders, angel and professional investors, including venture capital and private equity firms, as well as private and public company acquirers.
As a Silicon Valley lawyer, Gary formed and structured C-corps, LLCs and partnerships, advised companies and investors on venture capital, strategic investment, other private equity investment and debt financing, and exits. As well, he has advised on fund and LP arrangements.
Gary handled M&A transactions for small to mid-market companies, including sales to public companies, ranging from $10M to $3.2B. He has hands on experience with due diligence, and the workings of investment and acquisition deals. He has also worked with stockholders and acquirers on earn outs and related accounting and non-accounting issues. He has advised offerers and investment banks on NASDAQ and NYSE IPOs and international IPOs in London and Hong Kong.
Gary views corporate transactions as a corporate lawyer: he has an intimate understanding of how investment and exit transactions work. He understands the parties and business perspectives and is fluent in the terminology, standard clauses, practices and securities law and regulatory requirements that define corporate transactions. As well he has experience with both private and public company boards on corporate governance, investigation and other legal matters.
Gary serves as both a mediator and arbitrator on corporate matters, mediating business settlements for companies and their private investors as well as arbitrating corporate disputes for binding determination.