Gary M. Gilbert

Bio

Gary Gilbert is one of the founding shareholders of CGA Law Firm. He began practicing with the firm, then Laucks & Monroe in 1967. Gary developed a particular expertise for dealing with business matters - based on his education and personal experience. Through his participation in a number of local boards, he developed a keen understanding of how business owners think and how to meet their needs. For more than 30 years he has honed these skills to serve his clients. He believes his success hinges on his ability to become a trusted advisor to his clients.

One particular niche area of practice for Gary is business sales and transfers and succession planning. He has a large number of family-owned and closely-held business clients. He works with these clients to ensure optimum terms for the transfer of business interests to the next generation, including consideration of family dynamics to minimize conflicts. He has considerable experience in general ongoing business counseling and in the transfer of business interests. He is able to counsel his clients on matters pertaining to the purchase and sale of assets, business valuation, transfer of stocks, buy-sell agreements and contractual matters.

In addition, Gary draws on the expertise of other resources within CGA Law Firm to ensure his clients receive the expert advice they need on matters such as tax planning, estate planning and administration, family law and bankruptcy. He is experienced in tailoring partnership and operating agreements within IRS guidelines to facilitate tax-advantaged transfers of business interests.

 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Represented non-publicly held business interests for more than 30 years – successfully negotiating many mergers, acquisitions and generational transfers of business ownership.
  • Participated in numerous leveraged buy-out transactions that made it possible to keep viable businesses in the York area, helping to sustain local employment opportunities.
  • Assisted in the purchase, sale or ownership transfer of major local businesses, including the following industries: automotive, heavy machinery, trucking, dairy and food products, steel fabrication, mining, construction, manufacturing, apparel, sporting equipment, real estate, insurance and healthcare.
  • Represented developers of residential, commercial and industrial projects and real estate brokerage firms

Gary Gilbert is one of the founding shareholders of CGA Law Firm. He began practicing with the firm, then Laucks & Monroe in 1967. Gary developed a particular expertise for dealing with business matters - based on his education and personal experience. Through his participation in a number of local boards, he developed a keen understanding of how business owners think and how to meet their needs. For more than 30 years he has honed these skills to serve his clients. He believes his success hinges on his ability to become a trusted advisor to his clients.

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Education and Honors: 
J.D., Valparaiso University School of Law - 1962
B.A., Economics and Finance, Valparaiso University - 1960
Bar Admissions: 
Pennsylvania
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Affiliations: 
Pennsylvania Bar Association - House of Delegates
York County Bar Assoc. - Past Pres.
Former Assistant District Attorney - York County
Pennsylvania National Guard
National Kidney Foundation - York Chapter Legal Counsel
Susan P. Brynes Health Education Center - Former Board of Directors
Valparaiso University National Business Council - Board of Directors
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Network (ECAN) - Board of Directors

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