Gary Schall

Gary Schall

Partner
New York | Boston

T  +  1 212 295 6836
F  +  1 212 230 8888

I like working with because I get to see future technologies today. I also love the energy and enthusiasm of the founders—it’s contagious!

Representative Experience: With more than 19 years of experience working with both venture capital firms and emerging companies, I represent clients in a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, mobile technologies, hardware, software, telecommunications, clean technology and life sciences. I also serve as outside general counsel on a variety of corporate matters, including contract negotiations, and financings, , equity compensation matters, securities laws compliance, protection of intellectual property, , and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, I helped the founding team of a healthcare IT work through restructuring of equity ownership after a founder decided to take a reduced role in the . I also helped founders of a wearables negotiate and close on a Series B financing.
 
Launch Moment: Helping a blockchain convert from a LLC to a corporation, so that the was in a good position to get institutional funding and more easily equity compensation to advisors and future employees.
 
Favorite App: Calm.
 
Daily Reads: Feld Thoughts; A VC; Both Sides of the Table; ; Pro Rata; VentureBeat
 
Off the Clock: Hiking in the mountains.
 
Funny Story: My daughter got a hold of my iPhone one time and was able to change my firm picture to a picture she took of me just after I woke up one morning. I didn't realize she had made the change until I sent a few emails internally and noticed that the thumbnail picture next to my name was of me unshowered and unshaven with bedhead.

Education

JD, Vanderbilt University Law School, 2000

MBA, St. John’s University, 1991

BS, Finance, Lehigh University, 1987

Bar Admissions

New YorkMassachusetts

Practices

Corporate, Emerging Company

Industries

Technology: Mobile, Telecom, Infrastructure, Digital Media, Software (includes SAAS and Cloud computing), Materials Sciences (includes nanotechnology, semiconductors, etc.), Energy, Clean Tech, Fin Tech, Ed Tech, Healthcare IT, Big Data