Alumni and Friends
Over the years, the College of Law has graduated many influential and successful lawyers, business professionals, and financial leaders. We are proud to count among our alumni members of the U.S. Senate and Congress, state senators and assembly members, state attorneys general, and federal and state judges. In addition, many of our alumni have moved into leadership positions in some of the world's largest law firms and into the fields of finance, real estate development, and international business affairs.
Douglas J. Gorman L’06
Crisafulli Gorman, PC
Douglas J. Gorman concentrates his practice on corporate, commercial and business matters. He provides counsel to businesses at all stages of development. He assists start-up companies and emerging businesses with formation, choice of entity, structuring and financing, including equity crowdfunding. He counsels all businesses, including family businesses, professional entities and not-for-profit organizations, on corporate governance, shareholder and member relations, fiduciary duty and shareholder and member disputes. He also advises companies, their owners and executives on exit strategies and succession planning.
In his commercial practice, Mr. Gorman drafts and negotiates domestic and international commercial contracts for both consumer and business-to-business transactions, including distributorship and representative agreements, leasing agreements, warranties, licensing agreements, non-competition covenants, management and independent contractor agreements. He also counsels clients on compliance with the Uniform Commercial Code, Magnuson-Moss Act and Convention for the International Sale of Goods, as well as matters involving United States Free Trade Agreements, import and export issues and Harmonized Tariff Schedules.
Mr. Gorman's corporate practice involves structuring and negotiating numerous types of asset and stock acquisitions and mergers of all sizes and complexities, leveraged acquisitions, stock-for-stock transactions, private placements, stock issuances, financing transactions and recapitalizations.
Mr. Gorman is also a regular author and lecturer on various business matters. Prior to co-founding the Firm, Mr. Gorman practiced in the Corporate, Banking and Finance departments of a large Upstate New York law firm and in the Mergers and Acquisitions group in the Wilmington, Delaware office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He is a member of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association (SULAA) Board of Directors.
DC Externship Program – Host a Law Student
The Syracuse Law Semester in D.C. Externship Program is underway with 25 students living and working full time in Washington. Students are working in a variety of placements including federal agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and NASA, judicial chambers, nonprofit organizations, House and Senate offices such as Senator Gillibrand, and private entities including law firms and in-house counsels’ offices. In each of these placements, students work alongside experienced supervising attorneys, many of whom are alumni, to gain insight into the practice of law in D.C.
In addition to hands-on work experience, students participate in coursework designed to develop an understanding of how the law functions in Washington D.C. Students also have both formal and informal opportunities to network with successful D.C.-based College of Law alumni and other D.C. practitioners.
We hope to include as many College of Law alumni as possible in the D.C. Program. Alumni are encouraged to contact program coordinator Professor Terry L. Turnipseed at email@example.com to facilitate program placement opportunities for students or to host one or more of the networking receptions for participants.
A podcast series by and for the members of the Syracuse University Law Alumni Association, SULAA Speaks seeks to share the wisdom of College of Law graduates with current and future alumni.
Syracuse Law Magazine
The Fall 2013 issue of Syracuse Law Magazine is now available to browse online. Click here to view.
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