U.S. and international business and corporate law attorney with nearly 40 years of experience in private practice and as vice president/ general counsel for large international companies. Provides general counsel advice and representation to companies and entrepreneurial private clients in U.S. and international business and corporate law, operations and transactions. Former partner in U.S. international law firm based in London specialized in U.S. and international corporate, financial and tax law. First-hand entrepreneurial experience as owner-investor, co-founder and general counsel for a start-up technology company taken public on the London Stock Exchange. Vice president and general counsel for Halco Mining, headquartered in Pittsburgh, a consortium of international aluminum companies led by Alcoa to mine bauxite in West Africa in a joint venture with the Republic of Guinea. Vice president and general counsel for Citicorp Leasing International, the European leasing and equipment finance division of Citicorp, headquartered in London. As former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department represented U.S. interests at embassies in Senegal, Mauritania and Belgium. Published author on international legal and financial matters in leading newspapers and law journals. For additional information see www.gordonkaplanlaw.com.