Alan T. Gallanty


Alan T. Gallanty

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For more than 35 years, Alan Gallanty has practiced as a business lawyer in New York and Connecticut, with extensive experience as a litigator, corporate and transactional practitioner, and outside general counsel to his clients.

Alan has represented clients in a wide range of transactional matters, including the merger and acquisition of numerous business entities, private equity investments, business and real estate financings and commercial leasing and other real estate transactions. He has advised numerous clients in connection with business formations and matters involving corporate governance and ownership.

As a litigator, Alan’s wide range of experience runs the gamut of civil and business litigation, with particular focus on the areas of employment, business torts, banking and finance, securities, professional liability, real estate, and class actions. He has appeared in state and federal courts throughout the country, including in New York, Connecticut, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and California, and has represented his clients in both trial and appellate courts and in arbitration. Alan’s litigation clients have included large institutional organizations such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, as well as numerous businesses involved in various industries including freight and logistics, restaurants and hospitality, real estate, finance, securities, and publishing.

In addition, Alan has counseled numerous businesses in connection with their employment matters, including with respect to employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, termination and severance agreements, preservation of trade secrets and enforcement of restrictive covenants, hiring and termination of employees, and resolving employment-related disputes.

As a result of his broad experience, Alan frequently serves as outside general counsel for his business clients, using his diverse legal background to advise CEOs and entrepreneurs on their immediate and long-term plans and on the legal issues that confront their everyday operations. Along the way, Alan has focused on learning and understanding his clients’ business needs and goals and, with his pragmatic, cost-effective and results-oriented approach, has become a valued advisor in the development of his clients’ strategic planning and overall business growth.

Alan has also been a frequent member of CLE faculties and has an “AV Preeminent” peer review rating in Martindale, the highest rating in the legal profession for professional excellence and ethical standards. Alan was selected to Super Lawyers, Thompson Reuters’ annual survey of the top 5% of lawyers in the New York Metro Area, in 2020.

Prior to joining Barton, Alan was a partner with the firm of Kantor Davidoff, Mandelker, Twomey, Gallanty & Kokhba, P.C.

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Industry Experience


Business Transactions
  • Guided National Logistics Company Through Successful Acquisition
    • Represented a national logistics company in the successful acquisition of a major freight and delivery company located on the east and west coast.
  • Helmed Acquisition of Delivery Company by Logistics Company
    • Represented a national logistics company in the successful acquisition of a well-known delivery company in the Midwest.
  • Facilitated Acquisitions of Companies in Bankruptcy Proceedings
    • Represented a delivery company in several acquisitions of companies in the midst of bankruptcy proceedings.
  • Led Freight Company in Strategic Acquisition
    • Represented a freight company in the successful strategic acquisition of a prominent New Jersey-based freight company.
  • Secured Licensing and Distribution Agreements for Foreign Spirits Company
    • Represented a foreign spirits company concerning its licensing and distribution agreements in the United States.
  • Advised Logistics Company in its Bank Financings
    • Represented a national logistics company with regard to its substantial bank financings.
  • Managed Freight Company’s Private Equity Investment
    • Represented a major freight and delivery company with regard to a substantial private equity investment.
    • Represented an RV retailer in the sale of its multi-location business located in the Southwestern United States.
    • Represented a leading luggage delivery company in the sale of its business headquartered in New York City.
Corporate Formation, Governance, and Compliance
  • Assisted with Corporate Restructuring for NY-based Company
    • Represented a major New York-based company in its corporate restructuring in anticipation of the sale of the company.
  • Represented Award-Winning Chef in Operation of Manhattan Restaurant
    • Represented an award-winning chef in the successful opening and operation of his new Manhattan restaurant, including in connection with corporate structuring, financing, real estate leasing, employment matters, and various related agreements and business ventures expanding the chef’s brand.
  • Salvaged Business of a Wine and Spirits Retailer
    • Represented a New York-based wine and spirits retailer concerning salvaging and continuing the business after the death of its CEO and founder.
  • Counsel to Chocolate/Confections Retailer Regarding Business Operations
    • Represented a New York-based retailer in chocolates and confections with the successful opening and operation of its business, including corporate structuring, financing, real estate leasing, employment matters, and various related agreements and business ventures.
Commercial Litigation
  • Represented RIA in 10b-5 Case
    • Represented an investment advisor against 10b-5 security fraud claims, prevailing on a motion to dismiss in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then successfully arguing on appeal to the Third Circuit which affirmed the District Court’s opinion.
  • Represented Federal Agency in Large Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    • Represented a federal agency in its capacity as receiver in prosecuting claims arising out of one of the largest mortgage fraud schemes in the tri-state area, achieving recovery on the agency’s behalf.
    • Represented a federal agency in litigation arising out of a fidelity bond claim and obtained summary judgment and a substantial damage recovery in the Southern District of New York and on appeal before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Labor, Employment and Executive Compensation
  • Counsel to Companies Facing FLSA Claims
    • Represented various companies against claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Advised Foreign Food and Spirits Producers on U.S. Operations
    • Represented several overseas producers of food products and spirits in connection with their operations in the United States.
  • General Counsel to Mid-Market Companies in Various Industries
    • Served as outside general counsel to numerous mid-market companies, including those in the freight, delivery, logistics, restaurant, hospitality, and wine and spirits industries. Oversaw all aspects of their legal representation including corporate and transactional, financing, employment, real estate, and litigation matters, thus directly contributing to the successful operation and substantial growth of these businesses.