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Ana-Maria Galeano

Ana-Maria Galeano

Chair of Business and Corporate Law Practice Group

Albany
New York
Licensed in
NY
Brooklyn Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
FORMER BIG FIRM ASSOCIATE, IN-HOUSE COUNSEL AND ENTREPRENEUR PROVIDING QUALITY AND PRACTICAL LEGAL AND BUSINESS ADVICE

I am a Capital Region based business attorney providing businesses and startups with quality legal services at reasonable rates. I can assist you across a broad spectrum of business related legal matters.

You have a lot of options when hiring a new attorney and attorneys are pretty good at telling you why they're the best person for the job. So what sets me apart? My business experience and approach. I'm one of very few practicing attorneys who has also been an entrepreneur and business owner which gives me the insight
… read more I need to provide you with practical advice.
26
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ana was essential to our ability to successfully close on the purchase of a commercial building in Troy, NY - soon to be home to the Capital Region's premier wrestling/gym training and competition facility. She guided us through significant challenges, including the need for an expeditious Environmental Assessment. She was incredibly responsive as I would call her in the late evening and on weekends and she always picked up the phone. We could not have closed without her."

Commercial Real Estate Transaction
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Ana helped us draft the terms of service and privacy policy for our new website. As a new business, we had a ton of questions and Ana went out of her way to explain everything in terms that we could understand. We will definitely use Ana again as our business grows."

SaaS Licensing Agreement, Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

The Wagoner Firm, PLLC

Chair of the Business and Corporate Law Practice Group

Mar 2018 - Present

Advise and counsel businesses throughout their lifecycle – from formation, governance, restructuring, mergers, acquisitions, private and government financing, intellectual property protection, and contractual matters.

Mar 2018 - Present

Law Office of Ana-Maria Galeano

Principal

Jan 2015 - Mar 2018

Counsel to emerging and existing companies in the areas of corporate formation, governance, restructuring, strategic planning, M&A transactions, buy-sell agreements, stock option plans and agreements, private and government financing, intellectual property patent and protection, contracts, labor and employment, health care, and commercial real estate.

Jan 2015 - Mar 2018

H2Pump LLC

Founder and General Counsel

Oct 2005 - Dec 2014

Established company, secured initial investment of $650 K within a month after formation, grew the company from 2 employees to over 17, and instrumental in securing over $12M in private and government financing, several patents, and the delivery of the company’s first beta products.

Oct 2005 - Dec 2014

Plug Power Inc.

General Counsel/Corporate Secretary

Apr 1998 - Apr 2004

Critical role from start-up with 22 employees and 1 patent application through IPO with 500 employees and over 100 patents
Oversaw Plug Power’s initial public offering ($93M), two follow‐on offerings ($61M and $58M), international acquisitions ($45M and$10M), and the creation of strategic alliances with companies in Europe and Asia. Settled a $100 M securities class action lawsuit for under $5 M.

Apr 1998 - Apr 2004

Whiteman Osterman & Hanna

Senior Associate

Sep 1993 - Apr 1998

General corporate practice; counsel to public and nonpublic companies and not-for-profit corporations; representation of issuers in the private placement of securities; representation of borrowers in connection with general and project-financing structuring of mergers and acquisitions; formation of Plug Power Inc. and Prime Care Physicians.

Sep 1993 - Apr 1998

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