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At a Glance:

Gordon E. Forth is a partner in the firm and Chair of the Firm’s Business & Finance Department. He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate finance, with primary emphasis on public and private offerings of securities, mergers, acquisitions and venture capital transactions. His practice includes the representation of clients in connection with continuing disclosure, periodic reporting and other requirements of the SEC, the major stock exchanges, and the NASD. He also acts as counsel for boards of directors and board committees on matters relating to corporate governance and corporate legal compliance.


Mr. Forth represents senior lenders and subordinated lenders in financing transactions. He negotiates and prepares documentation relating to public and private mergers, acquisitions and recapitalizations, equity arrangements between investors and other acquisition participants, subordinated debt, and venture capital transactions. Mr. Forth also provides support to the firm’s Business Litigation area of practice in shareholder and securities litigation.


Mr. Forth received a B.A from Hope College in 1983 and an M.B.A. from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt College of Law, Vanderbilt University in 1987.


Bar Admissions:

He is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Forth serves on the board of directors and as corporate secretary for several public companies.



Mr. Forth is listed in the most recent edition of "Best Lawyers in America" and was also recognized as one of the "Super Lawyers" in New York State by New York Super Lawyer Magazine.



Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 20%
  2. Tax: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Financial Services: 20%
  5. Banking: 20%

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Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

1 Washington Street South Suite 100
Rochester, NY, 14614


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/AN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Woods, Oviatt, Gilman LLP Business and Finance DepartmentChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Hope CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Vanderbilt UniversityN/AM.B.AN/A