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Gary P. Cullen

Gary, a graduate of the University of Illinois and Columbia Law School, spent 31 years at international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the last 23 of which as a partner. At Skadden, he concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, financings, joint ventures and other transactional and board-level matters, including litigation strategy, shareholder activism, corporate governance and disclosure issues. In the financing arena, he led many financings in various industries in private equity, IPOs, greenfield projects, bank loans and high yield financings for high-growth companies.

Gary is now a private investor working on a variety of entrepreneurial matters, including as a principal in Natural Science, LLC (oil spill remediation), Carbon Science Solutions LLC (spirits/carbon materials industries) and Bovelli, LLC (custom millwork) and is an investor in and board member of Lepidext, Inc. (bio pesticides). Gary is also a member of the board of nonprofit Urban Gateways. He and his wife of 37 years have raised three sons.

He has been recognized for Corporate/M&A in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business; Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; The Best Lawyers in America; Leading Lawyers in Illinois (a number of Top 10 rankings); and other publications.