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Posted by Allan, a M & A client, Flag
Gary worked with me through the acquisition process of a commercial bakery specializing in sales to upper tier restaurants. His specialized experience in mergers and acquisitions enabled us to design negotiation strategies, stucture a transaction, protect position and limit risk. He was always professional, helpful and available.
Posted by a Administrative Law client, Flag
In 1991, Gary represented the SELLER of a company I purchased. When the deal was paid off early, I approached Gary to establish general legal counsel for ongoing operations as well as incorporating two additional companies in 1993. All companies had Management Shareholder Agreements and Gary administered all stock transactions. The company purchased in 1991 was sold for cash in 1999, and a completely separate corporation was purchased/formed. The first company was a C corporation and the following companies were S corporations. Gary completed the sale of all companies by 2005 as well as the sale of my waterfront residence in 2010. I am writing this review from Antigua, Guatemala, where my wife and I study Spanish as we prepare to give back to the local communities.
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My son purchased a company in Seattle in 2006 and Gary structured the deal and continues as general counsel.
When faced with the threat of unionization or sexual harassment claims, Gary immediately referred me to legal experts that specialized in those areas.
Posted by Larry, a Contracts client, Flag
Gary has been the attorney I turn to with all my business legal questions and issues for many years. I value his practical advice as much as his legal expertise. Most of all, I TRUST him.
Posted by Lynne, a Contracts client, Flag
Gary completed a comprehensive employment contract for my use in the personnel management of my accounting firm. I was grateful for his business knowledge, professionalism, and recommendations during the creation of this contract. Because of his professional integrity and depth of knowledge, I also feel lucky to have the opportunity to refer my clients to Gary when they need his expertise.
Posted by Marc, a Business client, Flag
I have worked with Gary several times over the years with some very detailed issues.
I cannot recommend him enough.
He listens, responds, and acts with precision that reflects his wealth of experience.
When we get to areas outside of his expertise he has given spot-on references that I continue to work with in my team.
I am the owner of a Defense Department manufacturing business that has supplied over 300,000 Warfighters, and I continue working with Gary knowing he has my back.
Posted by Ed, Flag
I have used the legal services of Gary E. Jacobson for the last 35 years. During that time, there have been over 100 occasions where I have required his legal work and advice for agreements, purchases, sales, and regarding routine as well as complex legal issues. Mr. Jacobson has always provided exceptional and timely legal work and advice, and he has never over billed for his time. I have had the opportunity to work with numerous lawyers and law firms. Mr. Jacobson receives the highest marks for his intellect, professionalism, and most importantly, his integrity and his commitment to serving my needs as his client.
Posted by Ben, a Contracts client, Flag
I had asked Mr. Jacobson to help me with a contract to bring in a partner into my practice. I felt that Mr. Jacobson was very responsive and knowledgeable in handling all the issues involved. I definitely trust and respect him.
Posted by Lonnie, a Business client, Flag
Gary Jacobson provides conservative, actionable advice on even the most complex business situation. He is very intuitive, considering the feelings of other parties in any matter and the importance those feelings have in motivating decisions or facilitating solutions.
Gary has connections in the business community that bring balance and technical background to his counsel. His extensive professional network creates a living library to augment his own legal experience.
I highly recommend Gary Jacobson, especially for business transitions and internal ownership perpetuation.
Posted by Vern, a Business client, Flag
We have found Gary Jacobson to be very knowledgeable and informative in all legal matters we have consulted him on for our small business. He is also a very nice guy!
Posted by John, a Contracts client, Flag
The Advantage Group LLC is an independent insurance agent cluster group consisting of 14 agency owners. Gary was instrumental in designing our LLC agreement and Operating Procedure Guide. He has also been quite helpful with our individual owner / members for buying and selling agencies and facilitating internal perpetuation. We use Gary to help us think through various management issues and think of him as our internal General Counsel.
Posted by David, a Business client, Flag
We've worked with Mr. Jacobson on a number of issues ranging from a shareholder agreement to employment law. He is extremely professional, responsive and detailed. We first worked with him when he helped facilitate a shareholder buyout. He is a wealth of knowledge concerning the numerous ways that businesses can be bought and sold
Posted by Jennifer, a Business client, Flag
We are a small engineering and building inspection business that likely would not be in business without Gary Jacobsen and his supporting attorneys. With just a few consultations and some very powerful letters, we were able to effectively stop a large national company from squandering our right to compete in our local market after they threatened possible action against us for violating their non-compete agreement (we had done some contracting through this company). In actuality, their interpretation of it was far over-reaching and we were not in violation at all. Gary was very knowledgeable, explanatory, and trustworthy. And most of all -- very effective!! We are EXTREMELY thankful.
Posted by David, a Contracts client, Flag
I began my relationship with Gary Jacobson when I decided to start an independent insurance agency. He had been highly recommended to me by another agent who was very pleased with his work. Gary helped me come up with a unique concept, and worked with me on the complete organizational structure. He has been our most trusted advisor through this entire process. He is amazing when working with me to initially drive ideas, and then find the best ways to organize those into contract form for our producers. I would recommend Gary to anyone!