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Douglas E. Gilbert
Douglas E. Gilbert engages in a transactional-based business law practice, representing clients of all sizes, across a wide variety of industries. He has significant experience with corporate mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, re-structurings, and private equity transactions as well as many and varied financing transactions for publicly and privately held businesses.
Doug currently serves as the Practice Group Leader for the firm's Corporate Practice Group, Intellectual Property Group and International Trade Group.
From May 1995 to July 2007, Doug was Chair of the Executive Committee and the Managing Partner of Thorp Reed & Armstrong, LLP, which merged with Clark Hill in May 2013. During his leadership of Thorp Reed, the firm more than doubled in size and achieved consistent growth in revenue and profit, arriving at the top quarter in economic performance for mid-west firms of its size and larger.
Doug served from 1990 to 1995 and from 2007 to 2010 as the Department Head of Thorp Reed's Corporate Department. From October, 2010 through May, 2013, he acted as the Partner Responsible for Administration and Operation, while continuing his practice.
Counsel to numerous businesses in connection with the procurement of financing from banks, life insurance companies and other significant financial institutions.
Counsel to a waste management company in connection with the negotiation of its financing arrangements with national banks, life insurance companies and other financial institutions.