Kaplan Law Office
International Business Attorney


San Diego Business Attorney Gordon KaplanA World of Experience

Kaplan Law Office

International Business Attorney
San Diego, California

Welcome to the law practice of Gordon G. Kaplan. My mission is to provide responsive, high-quality and cost-effective services at reasonable rates to entrepreneurs, start-ups and growing companies engaging in a broad spectrum of domestic and international business and financial transactions. I have more than 30 years of experience as a U.S. and international corporate and business law attorney, both in private practice and as vice president/general counsel for major international companies.

For an initial free consultation with Gordon G. Kaplan, please call the Kaplan Law Office at 858-259-8835. You can also contact me on-line.

I focus on the following critical areas of domestic and international business law including business transactions and business financing:

  • International distribution/licensing agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporate acquisitions and divestitures
  • Cross-border investments
  • International business ventures and operations
  • Corporate financing
  • Business structures and financing
  • Formation of business entities
  • Buying or selling a business
  • Tax-efficient structures for international business operations and transactions

I additionally provide general counsel advice and representation to corporations and entrepreneurial private clients in dealing with legal issues arising in U.S. and international transactions and business operations. I also advise on U.S. corporate governance and compliance matters such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. For foreign clients, I provide counsel on transactions with U.S. counterparties and on setting up and conducting business operations in the United States.

My Background

As a partner in Gottesman Jones & Partners, a U.S. international law firm with offices in New York and London specializing in U.S. and international corporate, financial and tax law, representative clients included Citicorp/Citibank, Security Pacific Corporation, Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Fox-Pitt, Kelton (Investment Bankers), Lease Financing Corporation, Source Perrier S.A., Olivetti, Raleigh Bicycles, Vivitar, Young & Rubicam.

In private practice, I have been lead counsel in completing more than $1.2 billion in mergers and acquisitions, as well as morea than $600 million in corporate finance transactions and private placements.

I was also General Counsel, co-founder and a major shareholder of Tracker Network PLC, a start-up technology company taken public on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of $180 million.

Other professional highlights

  • As Vice President and General Counsel for Halco Mining, a consortium of international aluminum companies led by Alcoa in a mining joint venture with the Republic of Guinea in West Africa, I completed $250 million in financings from the African Development Bank and commercial banks for infrastructure projects and mine expansion.
  • As Vice President and General Counsel for Citicorp Leasing International, I pioneered Citicorp's leasing and equipment finance activities in Europe, completing more than $500 million in cross-border financings for industrial plant, ships, aircraft and other big ticket items of capital equipment.
  • As a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department, I represented U.S. interests at our embassies in Senegal, Mauritania and Belgium. On assignment in Washington, D.C., I advised on negotiating international agreements for world trade in agricultural commodities.
  • My published works on legal and financial matters have appeared in leading newspapers and law journals.
  • A selection of my published articles can be viewed on-line at the Articles Online page of this website.

If you need an experienced U.S. and international business lawyer, please call my office at 858-259-8835 or contact me online.

Kaplan Law Office
765 S. Nardo Avenue #L-3
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: 858-259-8835

San Diego Business Attorney

Gordon G. Kaplan represents entrepreneurs, business owners and corporations in U.S. and international business and financial transactions. Based in San Diego, he serves the entire San Diego County and Orange County areas. He also advises foreign clients on transactions with U.S. counterparties and on setting up and conducting business operations in the United States.