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Corporate Attorney

Gabe is a member of the Business and Corporate Services Practice Team. He focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate governance and general corporate matters. He represents private equity firms, portfolio companies and a wide variety of other businesses in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions and commercial transactions, ranging in size from under $1 million to over $1 billion.

Gabe serves as outside general counsel for clients and lead negotiator with opposing counsel on a range of matters, including numerous add-on acquisitions for high-growth private equity portfolio companies and early-stage businesses.

For more information, please contact Gabe Edelson at 248/567-7865 or gjedelson@varnumlaw.com

Experience

Experience

Represented medical equipment provider in sale via merger to medical device manufacturer

Represented private equity-owned material handling equipment and systems provider in equity sale to global supplier of components and engineered systems

Represented private equity firm in equity purchase of dermatology platform from physicians and financial investors; subsequently represented dermatology platform in numerous asset purchases of individual dermatology practices from physician owners

Represented composite material manufacturer in majority equity sale to non-U.S. global reinforcement technologies business

Represented cyber insurance provider in asset sale to insurance company

Represented founder in equity sale of SaaS business to private equity buyer

Represented private equity firm in sale via merger of defense contractor to public defense and aerospace manufacturer

Represented global technology outsourcing business in equity purchase of automotive SaaS business from founders

Represented private equity-owned sporting goods business in asset purchase of home décor and building products business from founders

Represented private equity firm in equity purchase of employee benefit plan administrator from founders

Represented private equity firm in equity purchase of food safety and inspection business

Represented private equity firm in asset purchase of pizza franchisor

Represented SaaS business in majority equity sale to financial buyer

Represented private equity firm in asset purchase of essential oils manufacturer and wholesaler

Represented owner in sale of minor league professional ice hockey team, along with the team’s arena and related businesses

Represented private equity-owned lighting business in asset sale to non-U.S. manufacturing partner

Represented private equity-owned safety engineering business in asset and equity purchases of domestic and international strategic targets

Represented private equity-owned fasteners manufacturer in equity sale to non-U.S. global supplier of fasteners and automotive components

Represented private equity-owned food and beverage franchisor in equity sale to financial buyer

Represented private equity-owned magnetic solutions business in merger with privately-held manufacturing enterprise

Represented beverage manufacturer in equity sale to non-U.S. bottling business

Represented payment processing business in asset sale to credit card processor and merchant account provider

Represented special committee of independent directors of technology company regarding evaluation of merger with public competitor

Represented early-stage solar design and engineering business in Series B financing

Drafted and negotiated a variety of business contracts, including purchase agreements, operating agreements, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employment and consulting agreements, and other corporate governance documents.

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

Founders Junior Council at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Chief Protocol Officer and Member of the Board of Directors

ORT America, Michigan Region, Member of Organizing Committee for annual Rub-a-Dub fundraiser

News & Publications

Education

New York University School of Law
New York, New York
J.D., 2009
Annual Survey of American Law, Executive Articles Editor

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A., with highest distinction, History, 2006
Phi Beta Kappa 
Bentley Scholar
The Michigan Daily, Senior Sports Editor, Writer & Columnist

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • New York
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