Gary M. Berkson - Attorney at Law

Gary M. Berkson Attorney At Law


Gary M. Berkson - Attorney at Law

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T 407-843-8880
F 407-244-5690
D 407-244-5646
Orlando 301 East Pine Street Suite 1400 Orlando, Florida 32801

Gary focuses his practice on representing business clients ranging in size from large, national corporations to start up and emerging business ventures that are engaged in diverse business activities, including: information technology and software services over a range of industries; manufacturing and distribution; insurance brokerage; building construction and engineering services; professional services; and real estate related activities. He advises clients in all phases of the life cycle of their businesses including entity selection, debt and equity financing, commercial and contractual relationships, employment relationships and agreements; joint ventures and strategic alliances, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions. Gary serves as outside general counsel to a variety of clients utilizing his broad experience in private practice and as an in-house attorney to provide his clients with effective legal counsel combined with business perspective.

  • Education
    • University of Rochester, B.A. economics (1977)
    • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1980)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
  • Professional Associations & Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Business Law Section
    • Orange County Bar Association
  • Representative Matters
    • Represented client in the purchase of the nation’s largest provider of substitute employment management software system in the education industry; advised the company in migration of its technology to a web based service; and represented the company in its sale to a private equity investment fund
    • Represented client in the formation of a joint venture for the purpose of establishing a personal lines insurance brokerage agency and strategic implementation of acquisition of numerous independent, brokerage agencies
    • Represented a closely held contract electronics manufacturer in a two staged acquisition of 100% of the shares of stock of the company owned by its founding shareholders to an employee stock option trust including negotiation of all transaction documents related to the acquisition and institutional lender financing
    • Represented financially distressed international retail business in the negotiated foreclosure of defaulted loan from institutional debt investment fund
    • Represented clients in the purchase and sale of numerous businesses in diverse industries ranging in size from over $50,000,000 to as small as $200,000
    • Represented numerous business clients in resolution of business disputes between owners; owner deadlock and dissolution claims; and negotiated buy outs and redemptions
    • Represented numerous business clients in debt restructuring and loan workouts
  • Awards & Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Civic
    • Kiwanis Club of Greater Orlando and Winter Park
      • Past President
    • Coastal Conservation Association
      • Former Member of the Board of Directors