Gisella Rivera, Esq., CPA
Real Life Solutions to Real Life Challenges
Gisella combines her business experience with her legal training in representing and serving her clients. Having served as the chief finance officer of several multi-million dollar companies, Gisella advises her clients not only on legal issues but also on operational and “real life” concerns.
Gisella has represented investors, entrepreneurs and privately held companies in various business activities and transactions. She has served as general counsel to clients advising them on corporate governance and day-to-day operations. Gisella advises buyers and sellers of businesses in connection with mergers and, asset and stock purchases and sales. She has prepared, reviewed and negotiated employment agreements, partnership agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other forms of commercial arrangements. She has advised clients seeking to borrow from national and regional banks multi-million dollar credit lines, asset based loans and equipment purchase financings.
Prior to opening her law practice, Gisella was a Partner in the Corporate and Business Group of Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP, a major Long Island Law firm, and worked as an associate attorney in the Capital Markets Practice of White & Case, LLP, a major Global Law Firm.
Gisella worked as an accountant for over 15 years in various private companies. She served as the Chief Financial Officer of a prominent mental health care provider in Suffolk County, managing its growth from a one location agency to a multi-location agency. Gisella also served as the North-East Regional Finance Director of an assisted living company ranked 3rd largest in 2015 by Provider Magazine.
JD, cum laude, Hofstra University School of Law
MBA, with distinction, Adelphi University
BBA, Accounting, Bernard Baruch College, CUNY
Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York