Attorney and Counselor at Law
KS, MO, NY
Dealmaking - I have had the privilege of working through some extraordinarily complex deals. Complex deals are like simple deals, really. They can be broken down into their parts and then the important pieces can be focused upon. The goal is to work hard toward the important business goals to maximize profitability and minimize risk.
Collaboration - I focus on working with my… read more clients to ensure that their needs are met.
- Advisory Agreement
- Business Formation Consults
- Business Licenses & Industry Regulations
- Buyout Agreement
- Corporate Dissolution
- Corporate Formation
- Corporate Restructure
- Delaware Incorporation
- Founders Agreement
- Franchise Agreement
- Franchise Disclosure Document
- Franchise Formation
- Joint Venture Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- Shareholder Agreement
- Other Business Formation Matter
- Commercial Loan
- Convertible Debt
- Convertible Note
- Equity Financing
- Series Financing
- Stock Purchase Agreement
- Subscription Agreement
- Term Sheet
- Venture Debt
- Other Securities & Finance Matter
- Outside General Counsel
"Mr. Eastman spent a considerable amount of time leading the negotiations for our team in this very expensive deal (nine figures). There were multiple parties involved and he took the time to work with all the parties and come to a consensus, which was difficult given the subject matter and time pressures for the deal. We couldn't be happier with him."
"I have worked with Gary Eastman of the Eastman Law Firm for years. We have always had a great working relationship. I think that this is because he really takes the time to listen to our problem and then finds the best solution for that problem. Other attorneys just seem to want to get us out of the way and send us a huge bill. Gary instead works with us to help us solve our problems and he does it in a very fair manner."
Business Law Group
Jul 2005 - Present
Provided counsel to multiple companies, including as general counsel
Negotiated, drafted and prepared purchase and sale agreements
Led contract development and associated products for use by multi-state departments, including standardized contracts for vendors, purchasers and other parties for use by all operational units of business.
Home Credit US
Aug 2015 - Aug 2018
Drafted and negotiated agreements for all capital markets transactions, including debt transactions with lenders, including master trust warehouse negotiation and creation for use in securitization transactions in the future
Served as counsel for consumer financing transactions, including regulatory issued and creation of credit card documents, new product offerings and all related issues
Feb 2009 - Dec 2014
Provided counsel regarding governmental laws; drafted master agreements and internal procedures to control the distribution and implementation of those agreements for the operating divisions of the company, reducing costs by 35%.
Developed contracts for mergers and acquisitions, including service contracts, shareholder agreements, JV agreements and payment arrangements, reducing time by 24%
Jul 2007 - Sep 2008
Served as counsel of publicly-traded finance company.
Drafted and reviewed securitization and warehouse agreements, and associated derivative risk management devices, to determine portfolio and systemic risk.
Represented company merger and acquisition transactions, including strategic relationships and negotiated agreements regarding due diligence and related agreements.
Jul 2002 - Aug 2005
Composed and implemented contracts and associated documents for commercial transactions.
Provided counsel to clients regarding finance issues and credit-related problems.
Designed and drafted various corporate agreements, resolutions, and transactional documents.