Charles Ganz is a member of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group. His practice is focused principally in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law. In addition, he represents a number of national and multi-national manufacturing, service and technology companies and other clients for whom he conducts a general corporate practice, which includes advice as to sales and supply agreements, employment contracts, licenses and leases.

Charles began his legal career at a major Wall Street law firm, and he is still a member of the New York Bar. He has significant experience in complex stock and asset purchases, sales and mergers, public offerings, private placements, leveraged and management buyouts, going private transactions, proxy contests, and tender offers. His practice also includes institutional, commercial and asset-based lending and project finance transactions. He is also listed as a qualified municipal finance attorney in The Red Book.

PROFESSIONAL HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of corporate law (2006–2011)
  • Selected for inclusion in Georgia Super Lawyers® (2004–2011)
  • Named among Georgia’s “Legal Elite” by Georgia Trend magazine (2004–2009)

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Georgia and New York Bar Associations
  • Member, Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Chairman Emeritus, The Japan-America Society of Georgia
  • Chairman, American Israel Educational Institute of the Southeast
  • Member, British-American Business Group
  • Member, Atlanta Venture Forum
  • Trustee and Legal Counsel, Southeastern Horticultural Society
  • Former Trustee, The Davis Academy, Georgia Federal Tax Conference (President 1983-1985), The Standard Club, The Atlanta Ballet

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Author, “Code-Secured Transactions and the Federal Aviation Act,” Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, Volume 14, No.1, Page 3 (1981)
  • Speaker, 2006 China IT Summit (November 2–3, 2006)
  • Speaker at numerous CLE seminars on Securities Law and M&A topics