U.S. and international business and corporate law attorney with more than 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 successful start-up technology company in England that raised more than $15 million in initial capital through a private placement on the London market. 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 a former Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, represented U.S. interests at our embassies in Senegal, Mauritania and Belgium. A published author on international legal and financial matters in leading newspapers and law journals. For additional information see www.gordonkaplanlaw.com.