William Gartland, a recipient of the Leadership in Law Award by the Long Island Business News and an AV® Preeminent™ peer review rated attorney, is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Business practice group.
Mr. Gartland is involved in the structuring and negotiation of complex corporate transactions for closely held businesses, including buying and selling businesses, asset-based financing and drafting and negotiating various types of commercial contracts. Mr. Gartland is also experienced in advising clients regarding e-commerce matters, including computer software licensing and internet law matters, as well as the protection of intellectual property rights, including the filing and prosecution of appropriate trademark and copyright registration applications.
Mr. Gartland’s general corporate and business law practice includes the following:
- Buying and Selling Businesses
- Joint Ventures
- Shareholder Agreements
- Limited Liability Company Agreements
- Partnership Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Severance Agreements
- Licensing Agreements
- Construction Contracts
- Capital Restructurings
- Secured and Unsecured Financing Agreements
- Start-Ups: Forming and organizing corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies
- Stock Option and other Incentive Compensation Plans
- Computer Software Licensing Agreements
- Filing and Prosecution of Trademarks and Copyrights
- Internet Law Matters
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gartland was a corporate associate with the international law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mr. Gartland is admitted to practice law in New York and is a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association.
Mr. Gartland is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook (B.A. Summa Cum Laude, 1997), where he was awarded the Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence, an Academic Excellence Award for Best Written Paper, and an Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance. Mr. Gartland is a graduate of Hofstra University School of Law (J.D. with distinction, 2001), where he was awarded a Dean’s Citation of Excellence and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Hofstra Law Review. Mr. Gartland is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, Sigma Beta Honor Society and Golden Key National Honor Society.
Mr. Gartland plays an active role in the community in which he resides and has served as a member of the board of directors and as Vice President of the East Islip Community Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a volunteer organization representing the businesses and communities of East Islip, Great River and Islip Terrace.