Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



GARY D. VOGEL

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207.253.0518 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480


Assistant: Kathy Larkin




PRACTICE AREAS

Affordable Housing & Community Development
Banking & Commercial Finance
Business & Corporate
Mergers & Acquisitions Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Real Estate
Condominium & Community Association Practice

EDUCATION

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Keene State College , B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Tax Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association

Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA)
Board of Directors


MEREDA Legislative Committee
Chair



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Goodwill Development Corporation
  Board Member (2001-present)


Portland Yacht Club
  Board of Directors (2001-2007)


Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  Board Member (1992-1998); President (1996-1998)


Falmouth Board of Assessment Review
  Former Member (1994-1998); Chair (1996-1998)


Jewish Community Alliance
  Former Board Member


Jewish Community Alliance
  Chair of Lawyers committee involved in merger of Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation




PRACTICE AREAS

Affordable Housing & Community Development
Banking & Commercial Finance
Business & Corporate
Mergers & Acquisitions Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
Real Estate
Condominium & Community Association Practice

EDUCATION

Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, 1985

Keene State College , B.A.


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Tax Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association

Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA)
Board of Directors


MEREDA Legislative Committee
Chair



COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Goodwill Development Corporation
  Board Member (2001-present)


Portland Yacht Club
  Board of Directors (2001-2007)


Goodwill Industries of Northern New England
  Board Member (1992-1998); President (1996-1998)


Falmouth Board of Assessment Review
  Former Member (1994-1998); Chair (1996-1998)


Jewish Community Alliance
  Former Board Member


Jewish Community Alliance
  Chair of Lawyers committee involved in merger of Jewish Community Center and Jewish Federation




Gary Vogel joined Drummond Woodsum in February 2008 after practicing for more than 20 years at two prominent Portland, Maine law firms. Gary brings substantial experience representing businesses, individuals, banks, investors and developers in corporate and commercial transactions, commercial real estate matters, financing transactions, business acquisitions and sales and business formation and governance. His clients include manufacturing and service companies, banks operating throughout the state of Maine and beyond, out of state lenders involved in transactions in Maine, real estate developers and investors and non-profit organizations. Gary also represents developers and lenders in affordable housing transactions, and has substantial experience working with state and federal housing finance agencies including Maine State Housing Authority, HUD, and the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency in a variety of programs including the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the Section 8 Program and various guaranteed loan programs for private, public housing and non-profit developers.

Recent transactions include the sale of stock of established Maine companies to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) as a way to provide an exit strategy for existing owners, while transitioning to employee ownership; restructuring of a group of related Maine companies into a holding company and subsidiary structure, in a tax free transaction; representation of a developer of a senior independent and assisted living community in partnership with a hospital organization; representation of a lead bank in a participation transaction among a group of five banks; sales of Maine businesses to public companies; representation of a minority shareholder in the buyout of his shares in three related companies; representation of the developer of a new 20-unit condominium project and numerous commercial financing transactions, including substantial construction loan transactions involving both commercial development and affordable housing projects utilizing the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

Gary is listed in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Real Estate, Banking and Finance Law, and Corporate Law. He has been a frequent presenter at continuing professional education conferences involving the use of Maine LLCs and corporations, the purchase and sale of businesses as well as commercial real estate financing transactions. Gary's clients look to him to provide creative counsel to help them grow, whether they are start-up organizations, organizations seeking capital to help them grow, or organizations developing succession plans and exit strategies for current ownership.


AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Real Estate
  • Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished
  • Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, Portland, Maine (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
Gary Vogel joined Drummond Woodsum in February 2008 after practicing for more than 20 years at two prominent Portland, Maine law firms. Gary brings substantial experience representing businesses, individuals, banks, investors and developers in corporate and commercial transactions, commercial real estate matters, financing transactions, business acquisitions and sales and business formation and governance. His clients include manufacturing and service companies, banks operating throughout the state of Maine and beyond, out of state lenders involved in transactions in Maine, real estate developers and investors and non-profit organizations. Gary also represents developers and lenders in affordable housing transactions, and has substantial experience working with state and federal housing finance agencies including Maine State Housing Authority, HUD, and the US Department of Agriculture's Rural Development agency in a variety of programs including the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit, the Section 8 Program and various guaranteed loan programs for private, public housing and non-profit developers.

Recent transactions include the sale of stock of established Maine companies to Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) as a way to provide an exit strategy for existing owners, while transitioning to employee ownership; restructuring of a group of related Maine companies into a holding company and subsidiary structure, in a tax free transaction; representation of a developer of a senior independent and assisted living community in partnership with a hospital organization; representation of a lead bank in a participation transaction among a group of five banks; sales of Maine businesses to public companies; representation of a minority shareholder in the buyout of his shares in three related companies; representation of the developer of a new 20-unit condominium project and numerous commercial financing transactions, including substantial construction loan transactions involving both commercial development and affordable housing projects utilizing the Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit.

Gary is listed in the 2013 Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Real Estate, Banking and Finance Law, and Corporate Law. He has been a frequent presenter at continuing professional education conferences involving the use of Maine LLCs and corporations, the purchase and sale of businesses as well as commercial real estate financing transactions. Gary's clients look to him to provide creative counsel to help them grow, whether they are start-up organizations, organizations seeking capital to help them grow, or organizations developing succession plans and exit strategies for current ownership.


AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Banking and Finance Law (2013-2018)
    • Corporate Law (2013-2018)
    • Real Estate Law (2012-2018)
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Real Estate
  • Martindale Hubbell, BV Distinguished
  • Maine Real Estate Development Association (MEREDA)
    • Presidents' Award (2015)
    • Public Policy Award (2012)
  • Lawyer of the Year, Banking and Finance Law, Portland, Maine (Awarded by Best Lawyers)




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