Douglas E. Gilbert

Of Counsel


One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St, 14th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Fax: 412.394.2555
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1977
B.A., Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1974
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Douglas E. Gilbert

Of Counsel

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.

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.

American Bar Association
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Allegheny County Bar Association (Former Program Chair and Vice Chairman of the Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section)
AVĀ® rated by Martindale-Hubbell peer review board
Trustee, Addison H. Gibson Foundation
President, Board of Directors for the Pittsburgh Presbyterian Foundation
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Fellow, Allegheny County Bar Foundation
Past Member, Board of Directors of the United Way of Allegheny County
Past Member, Board of Trustees, The Winchester Thurston School; Serving at various intervals as a member of the Executive Committee, and as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds and Development Committees
Served for many years as a member of the Board of Deacons and as a member of Session, The Shadyside Presbyterian Church; responsibilities included leading the Stewardship Campaign, and Chairing the Human Resources Committee

Counsel to numerous businesses in connection with the procurement of financing from banks, life insurance companies and other significant financial institutions.

Counsel to an engineering and construction firm in connection with the negotiation of joint venture agreements with German and Japanese enterprises related to the development of multi-million dollar construction projects in the iron and steel, paper and energy industries and the negotiation of its contracts for major projects. (Served for over a decade as its "outside" general counsel until this construction firm elected to cease doing business.)
Counsel to a significant equipment finance company in connection with its acquisitions and sales of equipment leasing portfolios.

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.

Counsel to one of the United States largest distributors of construction equipment and technology for piledriving and foundation installation and other specialized construction applications.
Counsel to a regional construction company, highly recognized in the geotechnical construction industry.
Counsel to the principal investor in connection with the purchase of a majority interest in a bank holding company located in Ohio.
Counsel to private equity investors in connection with the purchase and sale of food service, electronic circuit board business and container business.
Counsel to the sellers of a large amusement park enterprise with facilities in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire to a publicly held Spanish corporation. (Size of transaction - $220 million)
Counsel to the seller of limited liability company interests in a copper products manufacturing company to a Japanese enterprise. (Size of transaction - $50 million)
Counsel to a regional bank in connection with its sale of a $300 million leasing portfolio.
Counsel to a heating and air conditioning service provider, as the purchaser in multiple acquisitions of other similar providers.
Counsel to a Pennsylvania wind energy company related to its ownership and investments.
Counsel to a manufacturer and distributor of all-terrain and utility vehicles in its acquisition of complementary businesses. (Size of transaction - $20 million)