Corporate & Securities Attorney
NY, DC, GA
"This was an excellent experience; with thoughtful, rapid responses to some complex topics."
Prior to founding my firm, I worked in the law firms of Sidley Austin, Alston & Bird, and Holland & Knight. 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 services relating to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
I am also an adjunct professor,… read more teaching contract drafting, and a consultant to the World Bank.
- Commercial Loan
- Convertible Note
- Fund Formation
- SAFE Document
- SEC Documents
- Securities Regulations
- Seed Financing
- Series Financing
- Stock Purchase Agreement
- Subscription Agreement
- Term Sheet
- Other Securities & Finance Matter
- Advisory Agreement
- 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
- Affiliate Agreement
- Business Consulting Agreement
- Distribution Agreement
- Equipment Lease
- Licensing Agreement
- Loan Agreement
- Manufacturing Agreement
- Marketing Agreement
- Non-Disclosure Agreement (Commercial)
- Profit Share Agreement
- Publishing Agreement
- Release of Liability
- SaaS Agreement
- Sales Agreement
- Service Agreement
- Terms of Service
- User Agreement
- Other Commercial Contract Matter
"Gary was great to work with throughout this project and was incredibly informative of any paperwork that needed to be done."
"Excellent service - highly recommend!"
"Gary was great and we plan on working with him in the future."
"Gary was great and we plan on working with him again."
"Goes above and beyond to ensure that the clients needs are met."
"Gary was great to work with. The process was easy and efficient since mostly done over email, but he took the time to make phone calls when needed."
Ross Law Group, PLLC
Sep 2017 - Present
We are securities law and corporate attorneys who offer services to investment funds, companies at all stages (mature and those just getting off the ground), venture capital and angel investors, investment advisors and broker-dealers, and non-U.S. companies seeking to access the U.S. market.
Jackson Ross PLLC
Corporate & Compliance Attorney
Sep 2013 - Aug 2017
Offered 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 agreements; and (iv) advising as to compliance with securities laws such as Regulation D.
Alston & Bird
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.
U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Financial Stability
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.
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.
Holland & Knight
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.