Practice Areas.

Banking & Finance

Our team regularly advises a wide range of clients in the financial services industry including digital banks, residential mortgage originators and services, equipment finance companies and debt funds. Our banking and finance practice includes assisting our financial services clients with securities issuances and debt and equity investments in banks and other financial services companies.

  • Acquisition Financings
  • Asset-Based Facilities
  • Cash Flow Facilities
  • Credit Agreements
  • Energy Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Subordinated Facilities
  • Syndicated Financing Transactions
  • Secured and Unsecured Loans
  • Term Loans

Capital Markets

Gaynor’s Capital Markets practice includes representing issuers and investors in equity and debt offerings and other structured finance transactions, such as repurchase transactions and warehouse line facilities secured by residential mortgages. The lawyers involved with this practice have significant experience with a variety of asset classes including deep experience representing originators of residential mortgage loans.

Corporate & Securities

The Firm’s Corporate and Securities practice includes representing issuers and investors, and working with placement agents, in connection with debt and equity financings, structuring complex cross-border and joint venture transactions, and advising clients, including several real estate investment companies on private placement transactions, fund formation and fundraising.

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Our Cybersecurity and Data Privacy attorneys advise businesses of all sizes on matters related to assessing risk of data beaches, data security policy drafting, collection and use of data, Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) compliance. This practice area is integrated with many of our other practice areas including Outside General Counsel, Emerging Companies and Venture Capital, and Intellectual Property.

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

Our attorneys have substantial experience advising founders of new enterprises and working with those founders throughout the lifecycle of their business – from formation to exit.

We regularly assist our clients with the following:

  • Formation and choice of entity
  • Preparation of shareholder agreements and LLC operating agreements
  • Advisor agreements and establishment of advisory board
  • Initial set-up and agreements among founders
  • Option and equity compensations plans
  • SAFE and convertible note financings
  • Series Seed and later financings
  • M&A Transactions


Our attorneys act as outside general counsel for a large number of companies of all sizes. At its core, this practice area involves gaining a deep understanding of our client’s business and providing practical business and legal advice on an as-needed basis. For clients who do not have an attorney in-house, we play that role. For others of our clients, we work collaboratively with, and as an extension of, their in-house legal team when they want assistance with certain transactional matters. Ultimately, we act as a partner to our clients and are available to them as business and legal needs arise.
As part of our role as outside general counsel for our clients, we are also regularly involved with drafting and negotiating a wide range of commercial agreements including customer agreements, distribution agreements, manufacturing agreements and agreements with vendors.

Intellectual Property

The lawyers in our Intellectual Property practice regularly work across many of our practice areas to assist clients with protecting their IP and advise on other related matters such as performing due diligence for a merger, acquisition or financing transaction, drafting commercial contracts or resolving disputes over trademark or copyright infringement or misappropriation.

Our intellectual property clients range from technology start-ups to international enterprise internet companies, and we help manage IP portfolios for public and private companies (both domestically and abroad), high-net-worth individuals and family trusts.  Along with a traditional IP practice that focuses on trademarks, copyrights, patents and trade secrets, our intellectual property attorneys also have deep experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Technology law including SaaS, PaaS and IaaS matters
  • Internet law issues including digital and social media, advertising, and promotions matters
  • Privacy including privacy policies and terms of use for websites and mobile applications
  • Computer law
  • Website agreements (privacy policy, copyright policy, terms of use, etc.)


Our U.S.-based and international clients often make investments and acquisitions, establish joint ventures and commercial relationships and set up operations in the U.S. and abroad. We pride ourselves on establishing and maintaining strong relationships with individuals and companies that have an international presence. Our attorneys regularly advise domestic and international clients on the following matters:

  • Business planning
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Corporate acquisitions and divestitures
  • Cross-border private placements
  • Cross-border real estate and business acquisitions/sales
  • Intellectual property
  • Joint ventures
  • Public-private partnership

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers regularly work with growing businesses, investors, family offices and private equity groups to structure and execute on Merger and Acquisition transactions. Our attorneys are dealmakers who focus on getting deals done and avoid protracted negotiations.

We also have significant experience representing founder-run companies in sell-side transactions.  We understand that you built something special and that you will have questions about the sales process and the related documentation.  We are here to discuss, explain and assist you with achieving your goals.

Real Estate Markets

Gaynor’s Real Estate attorneys have decades of experience and have advised clients on billions of dollars of real estate transactions.  The team’s experience also includes in-house roles in operations at, and as General Counsel to, large and mid-sized real estate investment firms which gives us a unique ability to relate to our clients and provide practical advice.  We focus on a broad range of real estate transactions including purchase and sale, development, fund formation, syndications, joint ventures, finance and leasing.  We also represent several real estate investment firms in connection with their securities issuances (syndications or fund formation and financing).    


Gaynor’s restructuring practice includes advising a broad range of clients including lenders, corporate debtors and landlords.  As part of our restructuring practice, our corporate and real estate attorneys assist clients with out of court restructurings and works outs, and we also partner with leading bankruptcy law firms to assist in connection with in-court restructuring matters and Section 363 sales.

Technology and IP Transactions

Our Technology and IP Transaction practice includes advising clients on the development, acquisition, monetization and licensing of intellectual property. We have experience with negotiating domestic and international intellectual property license agreements, software licenses and technology transfer agreements. Our Technology and IP Transactions attorneys are also regularly involved in many of our Merger and Acquisitions and Capital Markets transactions.