I have specialized as a business lawyer for over 30 years, counseling companies, entrepreneurs, and non-profits in their strategic transactions and operational matters. I advise owners and managers of privately-held and public companies on structuring and negotiating a wide range of business deals, including merger, acquisition, joint venture, financing, real estate, leasing, reorganization, and other complex transactions.  Large-firm training and years of practice as a partner have given me the expertise and perspective to help clients navigate highly complex and often emotionally challenging transactions. By nature, I am a collaborative problem solver informed by substantial experience. Negotiating hundreds of major transactions to closing has taught me that deals get done by working creatively to solve the other side’s problems.  I am honored to hold the highest peer rating, “AV-pre-eminent,” for legal ability and ethical standards.

Outside of my professional practice, I serve as a board member of the Schuylkill Navy, the nation’s oldest amateur athletic association, and the historic Vesper Boat Club, where I am a competitive rower.   

Recent representations include:

  • Shareholders of an economic forecasting firm in the sale of the company to a UK buyer.

  • Junior architects in a phased equity buy-in to their architecture practice. 

  •  Members of a managed IT services business in the sale of the company to a French-owned buyer.

  • An adaptive reuse developer in the $50 million acquisition of seven commercial buildings in Philadelphia.

  • A large non-profit in the joint-venture development and tax-credit financing of its mixed-use

    headquarters building.

  • The CEO of a global electronics manufacturer in the sale of the company to a Fortune 100 buyer.

  • A national produce grower and distributor in its tax-free spin-off of a $60 million operating subsidiary. 

  • A national trucking company in the $20 million sale of its less-than-truckload-division’s assets. 

  • The purchaser in $20 million auction sale of a KKR-controlled cleaning supplies company.

  • A global publishing company in the disposition of US and UK technology subsidiaries. 

  • A private equity firm in the $30 million auction sale of its portfolio specialty auto parts company.

  • The producers of a documentary film in establishing a fiscal sponsorship grant arrangement with a non-profit charitable institution.  

  • A major foundation in evaluating and documenting a unique joint venture with a for-profit developer. 

Education

  • Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1987); Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal

  • Vanderbilt University (B.A. with honors 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania and New Jersey – 1987

Contact: jg@vintage-law.com or 484-416-3180.

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