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Francis Gleason

Francis Gleason

Attorney at Law

Ashland
Massachusetts
Licensed in
MA, CT
University of
Connecticut
School of Law

"Friendly and professional. Pleasure to work with and I will continue to seek their advice."

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About
Frank is a graduate of Harvard University where he studied philosophy, biology, chemistry and foreign languages. Immediately after college, Frank became an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in ground combat units based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Frank deployed to several continents and served on active duty during Operation Desert Storm, attaining the rank of Major. His initial legal education and experience came during Frank's service in the Marine Corps in the Second Marine Division. He obtained his JD at the Univ. of Conn. His practice focusses on representing startups to mid-stage companies in contract matters… read more including in litigation in federal and state courts.
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"Friendly and professional. Pleasure to work with and I will continue to seek their advice."

Consult on Forming Company
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
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"Mr. Gleason helped tremendously on a complex employee stock option repurchase agreement. Frank's work was critical, and included advising during negotiations, drafting the agreement itself, and analyzing redlining from the other party's lawyer. It was clear that Frank's extensive experience allowed him to understand the motivations of all parties involved in a unique employment situation and provide appropriate guidance."

Buyout Agreement Services
Posted on May 6, 2017
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"Our company ended up as defendants in a lawsuit when a would-be merger fell through. It was Frank's tenacity and attention to detail that allowed us to reach a settlement whereby we were the ones getting paid. His thoroughness in particular during the depositions he took helped us to achieve this desirable end. Owner, technology company"

Litigation Counsel
Posted on Jan 12, 2017
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"As boutique investment bankers, we seek to work with professional advisors that are equally passionate about protecting the client’s best interest as we are. Often times our clients do not require the resources of larger national firms. It is often difficult to find smaller firms such as G&G with lawyers like Frank who have the background and experience similar to lawyers at the largest, leading firms but without the price tag. Whether it be commercial agreements, employment law or business litigation matters, in every instance, over our decade long relationship, G&G and Frank have represented our mutual clients with problem-solving strategies that were intelligent, efficient and economical."

Outside General Counsel
Posted on Jan 12, 2017

Work History

Gleason & Gleason, P.C.

Partner

Jan 2004 - Present

Partner of a law practice focused on representing corporations and individuals on business and employment matters including contracts, technology-related issues, corporate governance concerns, business and employment disputes and compliance. Represent start-ups, early-stage, closely held, and small to mid-size corporations in the technology, service, manufacturing and medical device industries.

Jan 2004 - Present

Biofertec, LTD.

Vice President

Jan 1997 - Dec 2003

Evaluated, negotiated and drafted vendor contracts for early-stage medical device company. Managed vendor relationships and monitored fulfillment of contractual obligations. Handled employment-related legal matters and managed outside general counsel and patent counsel. Co-inventor on two U.S. patents.

Jan 1997 - Dec 2003

United States Marine Corps

Infantry Officer

Feb 1982 - Dec 1999

Served as an infantry officer in ground combat units and served as Communications Security Materials Custodian maintaining classified communications material for regimental headquarters (Top Secret Clearance). Deployed with units to Asia, Central America, and Arctic Circle, Norway. Volunteered and served on active duty for Operation Desert Storm. Served as legal officer. Attained rank of Major.

Feb 1982 - Dec 1999

Law Office of Francis G. Gleason, Jr.

Owner

Jan 1993 - Dec 1996

Represented individuals and corporations in various litigation including trust-related disputes, contract disputes and insurance defense matters. Worked on a team of lawyers on class-action lawsuits. Negotiated and drafted vendor agreements for client manufacturing and technology companies. Series 7 and 63 registered representative of broker-dealer firm raising capital for start-ups.

Jan 1993 - Dec 1996

Pepe & Hazard (now McElroy Deutsch)

Litigation Associate

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992

Member of Commercial Litigation group. Represented corporations involved in complex commercial litigation including financial institutions, insurance companies, municipalities, construction companies and privately-held corporations.

Sep 1989 - Jun 1992

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Litigation Assistant

Mar 1986 - Aug 1986

Litigation support on trial preparation and ten-week anti-trust trial representing defendant in USFL v NFL, 84 CIV 7484, Southern District of New York. Work included development of trial exhibits, brief editing, case law research.

Mar 1986 - Aug 1986

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