Gary M. Stern

Gary M. Stern is Chairman of the firm's Business Transaction and Taxation Department with a practice emphasis on business transactions, taxation and estate planning. In particular, Mr. Stern has extensive expertise in buying, selling and joint venturing of businesses, creating opportunities through domestic and foreign distribution and licensing relationships, structuring executive compensation programs, designing family business and real estate succession plans, income tax planning for businesses and real estate investors, and designing and implementing sophisticated estate planning documentation and techniques. His focus is always on creatively maximizing after-tax value, successfully completing the transaction or plan, and protecting the client against future surprises.

In addition, Mr. Stern has considerable hands-on accounting and business experience, having passed the CPA examination in 1973, and served as head of the family office of the direct descendant of the founder of a 140-year old NYSE company, Chief Executive Officer of a real estate subsidiary of a Savings and Loan Association, and Chief Executive Officer of a national distribution and publishing company.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Business Transactions and Tax, 2) Estate Planning, 3) Mergers and Business Acquisitions, 4) Tax Planning and 5) Advice and Controversy
Law School University of California Los Angeles School of Law, J.D.
Education University of Illinois, B.A.
Bar Member / Association State Bar of California
Most recent firm Freeman, Freeman & Smiley LLP
Alan Singer
Alan Singer

Alan Singer is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Securities Practice. Mr. Singer advises companies with regard to a diverse range of corporate and securities matters.

Andrew Hamilton
Andrew Hamilton

Andrew Hamilton is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Mr. Hamilton practices in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, securities law, and general corporate counseling.

Barbara J. Shander
Barbara J. Shander

Ms. Shander advises public and private company clients as well as private equity funds, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, and financing transactions.