Gary Ross Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Corporate & Compliance Attorney

New York
New York
Licensed in
NY, DC, GA
Northwestern University
School of Law

"This was an excellent experience; with thoughtful, rapid responses to some complex topics."

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About
Experienced corporate & compliance attorney eager to help you and your business reach its goals. My services range from formation and capital raising (e.g. Reg D offerings, crowdfunding) to contract negotiation and compliance with securities and other regulations.

Prior to founding my own firm, I worked in the law firms of Sidley Austin, Alston & Bird, and Holland & Knight. In 2008, I was seconded by Sidley to serve as in-house counsel at Colgate-Palmolive Company. From 2009 to 2012, I served in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where I oversaw financial agents engaged by Treasury to provide asset management and other
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"Helpful with our Canadian term sheet. Was flexible in the way he worked with us."

Draft Convertible Note & Subscription Agreement
Posted on Aug 10, 2017
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"Fantastic experience, Gary was an incredibly knowledgeable resource and a great help in establishing a Special Purpose Vehicle with a tight turnaround. "

Assist with Fund Formation
Posted on Aug 9, 2017
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"Gary did a great job creating a set of corporate documents for our startup (shareholder's agreement, bylaws, stock purchase agreement). He is responsive, accurate, and a pleasure to work with."

Draft DE Corporate Formation Docs
Posted on Jul 25, 2017
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"This was an excellent experience; with thoughtful, rapid responses to some complex topics."

Consult on Forming Joint Investment Vehicle
Posted on Dec 30, 2016
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"Great startup insight, excellent resource!"

Review Form C
Posted on Oct 20, 2016
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"Wonderful knowledgeable attorney."

Review Fund Formation
Posted on Oct 4, 2016

Work History

Jackson Ross PLLC

Corporate & Compliance Attorney

Sep 2013 - Present

Founded Jackson Ross PLLC to better meet the corporate and compliance needs of clients. Offer corporate and compliance services to private companies of all sizes, including: (i) serving as outside general counsel and chief compliance officer; (ii) advising venture-funded companies as to formative and expansion stage financings; (iii) drafting and negotiating subscription and other investor-related agreements, asset purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, shareholder agreements, and employment and award agreements; (iv) advising as to compliance with securities laws such as Regulation D; and (v) civil litigation matters.

Sep 2013 - Present

Alston & Bird

Attorney

Jan 2012 - Aug 2013

Practiced in the Corporate Transactions & Securities Practice Group, advising clients on a variety of transactional, disclosure, corporate governance, and contractual matters. Responsibilities included: (i) advising clients with respect to 1933 Securities Act and 1934 Exchange Act registration and reporting issues and preparing related SEC filings; (ii) drafting and reviewing numerous transaction-related principal and ancillary documents; (iii) serving as SEC conflict minerals rule expert; (iv) advising clients as to conducting and responding to tender offers; and (v) assisting clients in incorporation and other general corporate matters.

Jan 2012 - Aug 2013

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Stability

Compliance Analyst

Dec 2009 - Jan 2012

Assisted with the oversight of financial agents and contractors engaged by Treasury to support the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), with responsibilities including: (i) designing and carrying out on-site testing at asset managers and other financial agents to determine level of compliance with conflicts of interest and other applicable regulations and provisions; (ii) reviewing compliance terms in vendor contracts, task orders and request for proposals; (iii) participating in the rulemaking process; (iv) monitoring contractor/financial agent compliance with conflicts of interest mitigation plans; (v) drafting official responses to Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program inquiries; and (vi) developing and recommending compliance standards and regulation interpretation guidelines.

Dec 2009 - Jan 2012

Sidley Austin

Attorney

Mar 2007 - Jul 2009

Practiced in the Capital Markets group, primarily representing underwriters and issuers in a wide range of international and domestic transactions, including initial public offerings, medium-term note and other debt issuances, and private placements. Responsibilities included: (i) serving as primary associate contact on deals; (ii) drafting and reviewing numerous transaction-related principal and ancillary documents; (iii) advising clients with respect to 1933 Securities Act and 1934 Exchange Act registration and reporting issues and preparing related SEC filings; (iv) supervising and performing due diligence at various Fortune 500 companies; and (v) assisting not-for-profit organizations in incorporation matters, including applying for tax-exempt status. Seconded to a leading consumer products company to assist in preparation of Form 10-K and proxy statement and to prepare for annual shareholder meeting; while there I also reviewed and negotiated swap and credit facility agreements.

Mar 2007 - Jul 2009

Holland & Knight

Attorney

Sep 2005 - Feb 2007

Primarily performed securities work related to Real Estate Investment Trusts, but also gained experience in contract drafting, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Responsibilities included: (i) advising clients with respect to 1933 Securities Act and 1934 Exchange Act registration and reporting issues and preparing related SEC filings; (ii) drafting and negotiating numerous contracts for two prominent national steakhouse chains; (iii) creating and maintaining legal entity structures such as corporations and limited liability companies; (iv) researching federal and state regulations relevant to broker-dealers; and (v) assisting not-for-profit organizations in incorporation matters, including applying for tax-exempt status. Also represented asylum applicants pro bono in immigration court proceedings.

Sep 2005 - Feb 2007

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