Charles Ganz, a member of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Corporate Practice Group, practices principally in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and securities law. Charles also advises national and multinational manufacturing, service and technology companies and other clients as to general corporate matters, contracts (including sales and supply agreements), licenses, and leases.
Ruben Garcia counsels clients on a variety of business and complex litigation matters, including financial services, insurance, consumer finance and class action defense. He also advises on internal investigations and white collar matters, and serves as pro bono counsel in immigration and asylum cases.
Cathy Garza is a commercial litigator who advises on energy, construction and business disputes before state and federal courts. Cathy also counsels oil and gas clients on commercial disputes and tort claims.
Matt represents clients on three interrelated fronts: government and internal investigations and litigation arising from workplace incidents and operational failures; labor and employment issues including worker classification, insurance and tax matters; and commercial matters including contractual, product liability, commodities trading and creditors’ rights disputes.
Rebecca Gelfand counsels clients in complex commercial financing activity. She helps borrowers and lenders in an array of industries achieve their financing goals, including clients in the telecom, energy, real estate and agribusiness industries. This includes utility financing, restructuring, cross-border financing, secured and unsecured commercial loans and more.
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Patrick Gennardo works closely with major life, property and casualty, title, workers’ compensation, long-term care and mortgage insurance companies and other non-insurance clients in complex, multijurisdictional litigation, regulatory and attorney general investigations, class actions, administrative hearings, arbitrations and compliance matters.
Damian Georgino advises U.S. and international corporations, including Fortune 50 companies, financial institutions, private equity funds and other investors in complex transactions involving water and wastewater, environmental, industrial/manufacturing, energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects. In his more than 25 years of experience, Damian has advised clients on transactional—including investments, financings and structures, risk management and compliance—and operational matters across a variety of industries. He has extensive experience in buy-and-build and hyper-growth strategies, structures and operations primarily focused on the water, wastewater, energy, technology and environmental industries.
With more than 30 years of experience in insurance tax, Tom Gick advises on the taxation of insurance companies and their products; guiding clients through insurance company tax matters, including tax reserving and other matters arising under subchapter L. He works on the tax-compliant design and administration of life, annuity, and property and casualty insurance products on behalf of insurers, other financial service providers and corporate purchasers. Tom also assists clients in company and product tax issues arising in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions and helps clients remediate insurance products that have fallen out of tax compliance.
Amanda Giffin is a commercial litigator who counsels clients on securities arbitration and accountants’ liability issues. She advises on regulatory and contractual matters, and assists clients in a wide variety of proceedings in state and federal courts.
Emerson Girardeau advises on a variety of energy-related transactional matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, project development and power purchase agreements.
Saren Goldner focuses her practice on international taxation, including structuring non-U.S. operations, treaty applications, FATCA and insurance specific tax issues. She also advises clients on public and private securities offerings (including securitizations), the structuring of international insurance operations, the formation of captive insurance companies and cell companies and tax-exempt issues and represents clients in catastrophe bond transactions.
David Goldwyn, former special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs at the U.S. State Department, advises clients on legal and regulatory issues facing the energy and extractive industries. He has a deep understanding of offshore development, shale gas production in the United States and abroad, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure, presidential pipeline permits, imports and pipeline issues, Jones Act matters, trade sanctions in the energy sphere, federal government review of investments made by non-U.S. companies and renewable energy initiatives.
Co-leader of Eversheds Sutherland (US)'s Professional Liability Practice, Patti Gorham has more than 30 years of experience in complex business litigation, particularly in the areas of accounting liability, financial services, and securities fraud class action litigation. Patti’s represents accounting firms, public and private companies, officers and directors, and insurance companies in federal and state court litigation, in bankruptcy court adversary proceedings, in internal investigations, before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and in connection with Department of Justice, grand jury, and other civil and criminal investigative bodies.
With more than 25 years of experience—in federal government, private practice and as corporate counsel for a large international power developer—Jonathan Gottlieb advises energy and utility clients in the development, construction, financing, acquisition, divestiture and operation of energy generation, transmission and processing facilities across the United States and in more than 17 countries.
Graham Green advises multinational clients, primarily insurance companies, banks and regulated investment companies, on the taxation of financial institutions and financial products.
Olga Greenberg defends corporations, investment advisers, broker-dealers and individuals in enforcement and litigation matters involving the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Department of Justice (DOJ), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), state regulatory agencies, and numerous federal and state courts and arbitrations. Olga has extensive experience defending parallel investigations by multiple regulators from the early stages of inquiry to litigation and appeals. She also counsels broker-dealers, investment advisers, and individuals on compliance, registration, reporting and licensing issues, as well as on regulatory examinations and audits.
Griff manages patent portfolios for large, multinational corporations and leading research institutions. His clients include Fortune 100 companies, technology sector leaders, emerging companies and universities. He counsels clients on the development and expansion of their IP portfolios. Griff leverages his education in electrical engineering and work experience in the telecommunication industry to advise clients in establishing and protecting patents related to computer hardware and software, semiconductor devices and fabrication, wireless communications, networks, computing, electronics, financial and medical transactions, and display technology.
Meghan Gruebner counsels clients on investment and trading in commodity derivatives, including compliance with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Commodity Exchange Act, and regulations issued thereunder by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She also represents clients on energy regulatory, compliance, and enforcement matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Department of Energy (DOE).
Michael Gurion assists businesses with their critical transactions, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, as well as the structuring and negotiation of licensing arrangements and other strategic partnerships. He also advises private equity and venture capital funds with respect to fund formation, investments, acquisitions and exit transactions, and provides general corporate guidance. He has had significant representations for technology and new media clients, as well as manufacturing, distribution, natural resources and financial services companies.
Tim Gustafson counsels clients on all aspects of state and local tax controversy, including audits, administrative appeals and litigation. He is extensively experienced on issues and matters before the California Franchise Tax Board and the California State Board of Equalization. Tim routinely advises financial institutions, technology service providers and retailers and manufacturers on sales and use, income and franchise taxes, and key related issues including apportionment, nexus, gross receipts, business and nonbusiness income, penalties, deductions and credits. For instance, he recently guided a multinational health care manufacturer to a successful resolution in a California protest case on multiple fronts (unitary combination, characterization of income issues, apportionment and credit utilization issues).
James Guy counsels energy clients on a broad range of regulatory matters including litigation, compliance, enforcement, and due diligence and counseling for project development and business transactions. James serves electric utilities, power marketers, retail electric providers and electric generators, as well as large industrial energy consumers.
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