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.