James D. Garbus is a Member of Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.. He is Chair of the Corporate Law Department and Chair of the Corporate Finance Practice. Mr. Garbus represents established as well as start-up businesses, providing day-to-day general corporate representation including legal and business advice to management on strategic planning (including exit strategies) and operational issues as they arise. Mr. Garbus focuses his practice in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance (representing both issuers and investors and including seed, private equity, and venture capital transactions and mezzanine and acquisition financing). Mr. Garbus also represents banks, other debt providers, and borrowers in lending transactions (including senior secured and subordinated debt facilities). He has experience in structuring and forming complex joint ventures, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Garbus has spent significant time counseling shareholders, partners, members and companies on strategizing, negotiating, and settling business owner disputes and partnership divorces of closely-held companies.
Notable experience includes:
In 2019 and 2020, Mr. Garbus was named to the New York Super Lawyers list. In 2019, Mr. Garbus was awarded Long Island Business News’ Executive Circle Award. He is a founding member and co-chair of the Middle Market Alliance of Long Island, Inc. Since 2010, Mr. Garbus has been recognized annually as a top corporate attorney in Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Corporate Law.
Mr. Garbus is also the co-founder of a film finance and production company. He is the producer of several independent films and other productions. He is also a former member of the Board of Naked Angels theater company in New York City.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Garbus was in private practice. Before that, Mr. Garbus was a Partner at Parker Chapin LLP and an Associate at Breed Abbott & Morgan LLP where he practiced in the Corporate Department.