Gil is the Chair of the Corporate Department at Fairfield and Woods. Gil partners with his clients to advise them on a wide range of business transactions and legal matters to help them achieve their goals. His practice focuses primarily on securities law, small and closely-held businesses, mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and franchise law. Gil represents individual and institutional investors, as well as issuers in various equity, debt, and exchange offerings; small and large private placements under Regulation D and Regulation A and A+; SEC filings and other corporate finance transactions. Dating back to his experience as a financial analyst with Goldman Sachs, Gil has continued to gain a depth of knowledge surrounding the myriad of factors that are involved with raising capital for his small business clients: legal, practical, and business. He regularly counsels broker-dealers, investment advisors, and other securities intermediaries on compliance with federal and state securities laws and other business matters.
In addition to providing full-service securities advice to clients, Gil also serves as outside general counsel, providing ongoing advice and counseling on all manner of routine business operations. He regularly drafts corporate documents, including operating agreements, by-laws, shareholder agreements, buy/sell agreements, and asset/stock purchase agreements, among others. Gil also represents clients in acquiring, selling, and franchising businesses.
His clients work in a variety of industries—including venture capital, private equity, entertainment, software, hardware, other technologies, construction, gaming, automotive dealerships, operations, real estate, and cannabis —and range from small LLCs and closely-held businesses to family offices and large corporations. Additionally, Gil has developed a niche practice working with clients in the food, beverage, and restaurant industry- including retailers, food trucks, caterers, manufacturers, co-packers and brewers.