ArentFox Schiff Welcomes Counsel Gabriela E. Palmieri in New York
After serving nearly a decade as the exclusive New York general counsel to a global, ultra-high-net worth family office and their US private companies, Gabriela will counsel clients on complex joint venture, private equity, venture capital, and real estate investments, as well as on the corporate governance of private companies.
Gabriela represents US and non-US high net worth individuals, family offices, and private companies in domestic, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional investments and transactions. Understanding the intricate relationship that exists between an individual or family and their businesses, Gabriela provides cohesive advice that goes beyond a single transaction and balances her clients’ business and personal goals. Fluent in Spanish, Gabriela is committed to working with the Latin American community living or investing in the United States.
She started her legal career at a global law firm in Caracas, Venezuela. She moved to New York in 2004 and worked as a tax and corporate associate for two highly regarded New York-based law firms. Gabriela earned her Abogado (JD equivalent), magna cum laude, from the Universidad Central de Venezuela School of Law. She also earned her LL.M. in Taxation and a LL.M., both with honors, from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gabriela to the firm during this period of growth for ArentFox Schiff. While all signs initially pointed to a hot M&A market in 2022, only time will tell what sort of lasting impact the Ukraine-Russia conflict will have on the global economy. And, as we know, family offices often look to the economy and markets to inform their investment decisions. Clients can rely on Gabriela to provide strategic and holistic counsel to weather this period of uncertainty while still achieving their business goals.”David P. McHugh, Corporate & Securities Co-Leader
Examples of Gabriela’s work includes:
- Acting as general counsel to the sponsor of two real estate funds that have developed and managed a portfolio of more than 1,000,000 gross square feet.
- Advising various ultra-high net worth individual investors in their multimillion-dollar private equity and venture capital investments in the US.
- Representing a private company in connection with a joint venture for the acquisition, operation, and disposition of multiple hotels in the US.