A founding managing director of the Firm, George A. Gellis, practices corporate, commercial, and international transactional law, concentrating on corporate, commercial and technology transactions and international matters. Applying his extensive international experience, he oversees international law, international trade, cross-border transactions and enterprise financing consultancy for the Firm’s clients.
Prior to forming Gellis Law Group (a/k/a Gellis & Associates, P.C.) in 2009, he was engaged as corporate counsel and later managing director of RGF AG, a Swiss-based private equity and venture capital financial intermediary company, as well as general counsel of Zuricher Energie Holdings AG, based in Zurich. Mr. Gellis also served as an executive vice-president and general counsel of the London-based Midland Oil and Gas Limited (UK), where he was in charge of all legal aspects of the company and its subsidiaries’ operations in the U.K., U.S., and Central Asia.
Over the years, Mr. Gellis has been involved in risk management, negotiation and coordination of complex international transactions, including joint ventures, private placements, and production sharing agreements with governmental entities, as well as all aspects of investor, public, and government relations.
Previously Mr. Gellis was engaged as corporate counsel for RPM Asset Management, Inc., a private equity company based in New York, where he supervised regulatory compliance, financial and commercial transactions, and matters pertaining to investment strategies. Earlier in his legal career, he practiced with several New York law firms concentrating on domestic and international commercial and corporate law, licensing, and intellectual property transactions.
Mr. Gellis is an Honored Member of International Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and over the years sat on boards of directors of numerous private companies and not-for-profit organizations in Europe and the United States. Today, he is actively involved with several U.S.-based charities, serving on the boards of No More Fear Foundation, Kids in Need Foundation, and the Autism Research and Therapy Foundation, among others.
A graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, he is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey, as well as Federal and State courts in those jurisdictions.
- Corporate and commercial transactions
- Private International Trade and law
- Cross-border transactions
- Venture structuring and financing