Gibbons Del Deo Attorney Named ChairmanOf ABA Small Business Committee

Tuesday, November 1, 2005 - 01:00

Lawrence A. Goldman, a directorin the Corporate Department of Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, has been appointed chairman of the Small Business Committee of the American Bar Association's Business Law Section for a three year term.

The Small Business Committee is comprised of corporate and transactional lawyers throughout the United States and from foreign firms who counsel clients, ranging from closely held entities to "small cap" public companies, on a myriad of business issues including entity formation, strategic partnering, capital formation and financing, corporate governance and securities law compliance. The Committee has long been an advocate before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies of reforms to address the special problems in capital formation confronted by small businesses. The Committee's Private Placement Broker Dealer Task Force recently produced a detailed report on simplfying the registration system for "finders" of financing for early stage companies.

Mr. Goldman co-chairs the Gibbons Financial Services Marketing Group and chairs the firm's Opinion and Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance Committees.

Mr. Goldman counsels clients with regard to a broad array of corporate issues. His practice focuses in particular on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions (domestic and international), capital formation and finance, including the public offering and private placement of securities and '34 Act compliance, corporate governance and the organization and operation of joint ventures and alternative business entities. Mr. Goldman also represents institutional lenders and banks in a broad array of financing transactions including working capital facilities, syndicated credits, asset-based credit facilities, project finance, leveraged leases and workouts and restructurings.

He is an author of The New Jersey Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice Manual and a frequent speaker on business law topics.