Alan S. Gaynor

Partner

P 212.216.1136   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 
P 212.216.1136   F 212.216.8001   agaynor@tarterkrinsky.com

Alan S. Gaynor is a partner at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin. His practice concentrates on mergers and acquisitions, public and private securities offerings, and general corporate, governance and transactional matters.

Throughout his career, Alan has represented corporate buyers, sellers and target companies in complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; issuers and underwriters in public securities offerings; issuers, investors and placement agents in private and exempt securities offerings; portfolio companies and investors in private equity transactions; and institutional lenders and borrowers in secured financing transactions.

He also has broad experience with respect to SEC reporting, 13e-3 “going private” transactions, tender offers, Real Estate Investment Trusts,  Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, private investments in public equity, recapitalizations and reorganizations, business partnerships and  joint ventures, and business breakups and dissolutions.

Earlier in his legal career, Alan represented numerous franchisors in connection with their franchise activities and franchise sales throughout the country.

Prior to practicing law, Alan practiced as a Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive) and has a strong understanding of corporate finance, domestic taxation and financial auditing. 

Representative Matters:

  • A large hotel operator and public real estate investment trust, in connection with its acquisition from an international private equity fund, with assets comprised of five marquee hotel properties, and related restructuring transactions; also represented the client in connection with its acquisition of 57 hotel properties
  • A national private equity firm and its portfolio company, one of the largest internet “meet me rooms”, in connection with the sale of its assets and licensing and sub-leasing of its retained real estate properties and internet hubs
  • A leisure property real estate investment trust in connection with its initial public offering and daily public reporting compliance matters
  • A Florida-based real estate group in connection with its private placement of common and preferred securities to a variety of institutional investors and related asset acquisitions and debt financings
  • A senior living company and its affiliate, a public real estate investment trust, in connection with a cash and stock election merger with one of the nation’s largest operators and developers of residential communities for senior adults, and related going-private transactions
  • An internet protocol telecommunication services provider in connection with a stock-for-stock merger with a leading provider of comprehensive information and communication systems to federal agencies
Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Binghamton University, B.S., 1987
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2017-2020

What I do when not practicing law:
When Alan is not practicing law, he enjoys tennis, traveling with his wife and two young daughters and carpentry.

 

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News

  • Law Brief ®: Alan Gaynor and Richard Schoenstein Explore Business Divorce

    On the latest Law Brief ® episode, Corporate & Securities Partner Alan Gaynor joins Partner and Host Rich Schoenstein to discuss business divorces for closely-held corporations. They explore how the courts typically approach such matters, and how they can best be accomplished and resolved.

  • Thirty-two Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2020 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, an increase from 2019. Last year, twenty-three firm lawyers were ranked as Super Lawyers and seven were ranked on the Rising Stars list, and this year, twenty-eight firm lawyers were ranked as Super Lawyers and four were ranked as Rising Stars.

  • Thirty-Two Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Thirty-two lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2019 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists, a rise in Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys awarded as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • Thirty Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Thirty lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in New York. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Lawyers are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

  • 28 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin Lawyers Named to 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    This year, 28 lawyers from Tarter Krinsky & Drogin have been named to the 2017 New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists as top lawyers in the state. The annual Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of lawyers in New York for their professional achievements. Attorneys are selected through a process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

    Four Tarter Krinsky & Drogin attorneys were ranked on the Rising Stars list, which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of lawyers who either are under the age of 40 or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

  • Alan Gaynor Quoted in AgendaWeek Article on How the SEC Requires Disclosure of Material Litigation Legal Costs

    On May 15, Corporate and Securities partner Alan Gaynor was quoted in the Financial Times’ AgendaWeek article, “Companies With the Highest Legal Bills.” The article discusses how companies often do not disclose litigation costs or other fees and expenses paid to lawyers unless they are material.

Events

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: An Increase in Business Divorce?

    One need not have a specialized “barometer” to anticipate an onslaught of partnership storms for closely held businesses. Similar to the way in which sociologists and family counselors have predicted unfortunate spikes in marital divorce rates across the nation, all largely the result of our global pandemic and our ongoing attempts to adjust to this so-called “new normal,” we too have seen increased rancor among business partners. Interestingly, the unrest is not limited to businesses that are failing or otherwise suffering. Regrettably, we are also seeing increased partner discord in healthy thriving enterprises.

  • IP in the Boardroom Part III: Executive Oversight

    As an addition to our ongoing series designed to help board members properly discharge their fiduciary duties in relation to company intellectual property, our next topic is the board’s obligations relating to executive qualification and officer oversight. It has become well established that in the United States, intellectual property and other forms of intangible assets make up a greater portion, than was the case a few years ago, of a business enterprise’s balance sheet. We do not anticipate this trend ending any time soon and as such, the need for intellectual property proficiency must be a priority for all governing bodies.

  • Our Top 10 Legal Alerts from 2018

    As we start a new year, we would like to share with you some of our most popular legal alerts from 2018. Our top-read alerts range from construction, corporate and securities, labor and employment, tax and intellectual property, reflecting the broad array of our full-service practice. We hope that our alerts have been valuable to you and your colleagues, and demonstrate our commitment to providing helpful information to you.

  • Key Takeaways from the Vistage Forum on Sell-side Techniques for Business Owners

    On June 25, Corporate and Securities partner Alan Gaynor and Trusts and Estates counsel Joann Palumbo were featured panelists at Vistage's breakfast forum, "Why You Need an Exit Strategy Today." The panel was focused on the intricacies of business exit strategies and succession planning for closely held business owners. Other panelists included a tax adviser, an economist and two investment banking specialists.

  • IP in the Boardroom: When Does the Board Receive Warning?

    Intellectual property can present operational risks - knowledge and protocols can help.

  • IP in the Boardroom: As Company IP Value Increases, So Do Related Risks

    Although one might occasionally come across an article touching on intellectual property (IP) concerns in the corporate boardroom, not enough has been said on this topic. This is the first in a series of articles that are designed to help board members satisfy their duties of care regarding the various risks that IP often carries.

Education
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Binghamton University, B.S., 1987
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Awards and Honors
  • New York Super Lawyers, 2017-2020

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