Gary applies more than 30 years of corporate experience to the business needs of his clients, from public company mergers or private acquisition programs to fiduciary duty and governance issues. A member of the Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Gary has advised some of the largest companies in their respective industries.
His corporate legal work has included:
Gary has counseled boards of directors and senior management of listed companies on complex fiduciary duty and governance issues such as going-private transactions, activist shareholder proxy contests and takeover defenses.
Specifically, Gary’s experience includes structuring, negotiating and documenting public and private stock purchase, asset purchase and merger transactions, including tender offers and joint ventures, structuring and implementing national acquisition programs, representation of real estate investment trusts in acquisition and capital formation transactions, and counseling issuers in connection with Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act compliance and disclosure. He has also represented issuers, private investment funds and accredited investors in early-stage venture capital and pre-initial public offering (IPO) capital formation rounds.
Gary’s work with boards of directors comprises counseling regarding activist shareholders, independent committees, crisis management and corporate governance best practices. He also counsels boards and management regarding implementation of multiple class equity structures, including tracking stock and nonvoting common stock.
Gary leads the Husch Blackwell Acquisition Process Management Committee, which is developing service methods that deliver faster, more efficient, high quality acquisition services and transaction management.