Burgher Gray Jaffe LLP (the “Firm” or “Burgher Gray”) is a certified minority-owned law firm comprised of highly experienced and diverse attorneys who have spent most of their professional careers practicing at large corporate law firms and in-house legal departments of large corporations and governmental agencies. At Burgher Gray, we take a practical, flexible and goal-oriented approach to service. As business lawyers, we put a premium on understanding each of our clients’ businesses, including the various factors that drive their strategic decision-making, so that we can be in the best position to anticipate and serve their legal needs.
From offices in New York, New York and Washington, D.C., Burgher Gray counsels clients ranging from sophisticated start-ups to Fortune 100 companies on a range of business litigation and complex transactional matters. Our corporate transactions practice includes, without limitation, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial matters, complex finance (including structured finance and securitization), securities law compliance, real estate, intellectual property, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, and investment management (private investment funds). The Firm’s business litigation practice covers a wide spectrum of complex commercial dispute and regulatory enforcement matters, including (without limitation) securities law violations, breach of contract claims, insurance defense and consumer finance litigation, in a variety of settings, including state courts, federal courts, administrative tribunals and arbitration proceedings. Our clients include, among others, community banks, commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and other financial services companies, asset managers and investment advisors, governmental entities, private investment funds, lenders, borrowers and investors. While our client base tends to be more concentrated in the financial services industry, we also count among our clients manufacturers, retailers, real estate developers, technology companies, and entrepreneurs, among others.
Gopal M. Burgher is a Partner at Burgher Gray Jaffe LLP (New York). Mr. Burgher’s principal practice area is capital markets/finance, with a concentration in structured finance and securitization transactions, including collateralized loan obligations, residential mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, asset-based lending, and structured products and derivatives transactions. His finance experience is quite extensive, however, and also includes banking and institutional investing, public finance, real estate finance transactions. Mr. Burgher has represented issuers, underwriters, arrangers/initial purchasers, lenders, borrowers, asset managers, credit enhancers, liquidity providers and other transaction parties in various capital markets public and private debt and equity finance transactions. Other areas of practice include real estate and community development, mergers/acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate and commercial transactions.
Prior to joining Burgher Gray, Mr. Burgher was Counsel in the structured finance/capital markets group at McKee Nelson LLP (New York), before which he spent approximately 10 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (New York). Mr. Burgher received his J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was Association of the Bar of the City of New York Fellow, and his B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science and Philosophy, from SUNY College at Fredonia.
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