Gathman & Bennett advises middle-market businesses as well as companies in all stages of development, from start-ups and early stage companies to large private and publicly held companies, in a wide variety of industries.


Gathman & Bennett acts as Corporate Counsel to many corporations on Long Island.

Many companies are not large enough to hire a full time attorney in house.  At Gathman & Bennett we can work to keep legal fees reasonable by providing corporate counsel on an as needed basis. Gathman & Bennett can assist in representation for business loans, real estate acquisitions, leasing of property and equipment, contract negotiation and administration.

Gathman & Bennett currently acts as corporate counsel for Long Island based companies assisting them in handling legal matters as their company grows.  We have the  ability to handle most corporate and commercial legal matters including complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes and bond litigation.

The benefits of having an outside corporate counsel available by phone days and evenings can prevent a business owner from making the wrong decision because you don’t have a regular relationship with your lawyer. We take the time to learn all aspects of your business and industry.  Legal fees can be hourly, or flat rate depending on the type of matter.

Recent Representation

  • The firm has represented a local commercial food distribution business in the negotiation of documents and the closing of a merger/acquisition in a 13 million dollar acquisition by a Publicly  Traded Company.

  • The firm has also represented local health practitioners in the sale of their practices to large national acquisition firms seeking to expand their business base by acquiring local entities.

  • The firm has also handled the negotiation and litigation of buy/sell agreements as well as the negotiation of non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants limiting business
    opportunities subsequent to a sale.
  • The firm has also assisted clients in the transfer of family held business to insure the transfer to the next generation of family business owners to enable the continuity of business operation.

  • The firm has developed and monitored a Self Insurance Retention Program to monitor and control potential risk regarding third party liability claims for a large multi-state national services entity.

We strive to positively influence our community and provide fair and reasonable legal services. We believe that by using technology to create efficiency in our practice we are able to maintain competitive rates and increase access to high quality legal services for business owners.


Whether you’re starting a company, or looking to sell a company you’ve built, we serve as your legal counsel each step of the way. No project is too small or trivial, and our continuous and accessible support allows you to focus on what’s important to you.