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Gavin Ganzkow

Gavin Ganzkow

Legal Counsel

Maitland
Licensed in
FL, NY
University of
Pennsylvania Law
School
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About
Gavin obtained his law degree at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Associate Editor of the Law Review. In a professional legal career spanning over twenty years, his practice includes business contracts and transactions, intellectual property (trademarks, trade secrets, copyright) and regulatory compliance work, with over a decade of experience as a corporate counsel in Florida. Clients he has worked with run the gamut from small business to Fortune 500 multinationals.

Gavin resides in Central Florida and is admitted to practice law in Florida and New York.

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Clear Communication
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Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"In my dealings with him, I found Mr. Ganzkow to be open-minded, attentive to detail, and intelligent. He is conscientious in the work he produces and communicates well, both verbally and in writing."

Vendor Servicing Negotiation
Posted on Feb 27, 2017
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"Gavin has an easy ability to isolate the essential elements in any type of transaction, review them from various perspectives, and assess weight or rank to one or another when appropriate. Many times, he would point out a perspective I had not engaged, permitting me to see another side of an issue."

Corporate Counsel Compliance Function
Posted on Feb 27, 2017

Work History

Law Office of Gavin M. Ganzkow, PLLC

Managing Member

Jul 2016 - Present

Law office offering business law (transactions, intellectual property, regulatory/compliance and outside general counsel) and estate planning services to business owners, managers, employees and their families.

Jul 2016 - Present

National Compliance Services, Inc.

Consultant

Jan 2011 - Dec 2016

As a project consultant, I drafted "Plain English" disclosure brochures and completed state filings with regulators on behalf of investment advisory clients of this regulatory compliance firm in the investment advisor and broker/dealer areas. I continue to conduct comprehensive research on state and federal regulatory requirements for investment advisor firm clients on an "as needed" basis.

Jan 2011 - Dec 2016

Water Oak Advisors, LLC

Wealth Planner

Aug 2013 - Nov 2015

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, created and delivered comprehensive wealth plans to the clients of this investment advisory firm. Plans and advice offered covered such areas as retirement and education planning, estate planning and business succession issues.

Aug 2013 - Nov 2015

International Administrative Services, Inc.

Corporate Counsel

Jan 1996 - May 2008

Provided comprehensive legal affairs direction for this personal finance services company, involving commercial/business, intellectual property and compliance matters:
- Negotiated and implemented numerous corporate agreements (marketing, licensing, business-to-business servicing);
- Registered, licensed and protected client intellectual property;
- Trouble-shooting of compliance issues.

Jan 1996 - May 2008

Technology Consulting Services

Consultant

May 1991 - Dec 1995

Consulted with software developer, technology transfer and business development officials on technology development efforts in Florida.

May 1991 - Dec 1995

Federa Deposit Insurance Corp.

Closing Attorney

Mar 1990 - Apr 1991

Conducted bank financial reviews, negotiated bank asset purchase and sale agreements with acquiring financial institutions and managed legal aspects of insolvent bank closings. Managed foreclosure and collection cases post-closing.

Mar 1990 - Apr 1991

Giles & Robinson

Litigation Manager

May 1988 - Oct 1989

Managed multi-state litigation – loan work-outs and commercial foreclosures – for law firm serving in general counsel role to savings and loan association.

May 1988 - Oct 1989

Battle Fowler

Corporate Attorney

Jun 1986 - Jun 1987

Associate in corporate practice responsible for advising clients on corporate and intellectual property issues, preparing confidentiality, employment and technical exchange agreements, securities filings and corporate governance documents.

Jun 1986 - Jun 1987

Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Corporate Attorney

Oct 1983 - May 1986

Associate in corporate practice responsible for advising clients in areas such as corporate, intellectual property, employee benefits and securities. Assisted in preparations for large-scale financings by conducting corporate due diligence, preparation of draft agreements, bring-down certificates and legal opinion letters.

Oct 1983 - May 1986

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

Litigation Associate

Sep 1982 - Sep 1983

Associate in commercial litigation practice, including trade secret law and government undercover operations in major international cases (U.S. v. Hitachi; IBM v. Hitachi) involving trade secret computer technology.

Sep 1982 - Sep 1983

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