August 22, 2022
Wisler Pearlstine, LLP is pleased to announce that commercial/corporate lawyer Joseph M. Gagliardo has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Gagliardo is a member of the firm’s Business, Corporate and, Tax practice group.
Mr. Gagliardo acts as outside general counsel for the firm’s business clients and advises on a broad range of matters, including commercial and corporate transactions, equity and asset purchases, shareholder/investor rights, intellectual property, information law, trade secrets, technology and operational, and employment issues. His practice also focuses on licensing, mergers, acquisitions, unfair competition, government contracts, franchise law, real estate, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, Mr. Gagliardo assists the Commercial Litigation practice group in complex commercial, intellectual property and employment-related disputes.
Mr. Gagliardo has successfully represented the interests of organizations and individual clients, including Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, high-profile individuals, professionals, and entrepreneurs, from a wide-range of industries in high-stakes negotiations, disputes, and investigations. His knowledge, skills and abilities have allowed him to advise clients seeking to reduce risk, increase revenues, ensure regulatory compliance and protect business operations and assets. This includes the enforcement of non-solicitation, non-compete, and non-disclosure agreements as well as intellectual property and trade secrets rights.
Mr. Gagliardo’s wrap-around legal services also includes guidance on how to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory obligations of HIPAA/HITECH, state/federal data, privacy and cybersecurity regulations, federal acquisition regulations, and state/federal franchise regulations. Specifically, he handles the interpretation, drafting, and implementation of regulatory compliance policies and procedures involving digital and social media platforms, workplace and employment matters, federal acquisition regulations, and intellectual property, trade secrets and proprietary information protection. Mr. Gagliardo has a proven track record of obtaining successful outcomes for clients at negotiation tables, courthouses, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings in multiple jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Wisler Pearlstine, Mr. Gagliardo was employed by a well-respected, franchise law boutique in New York City with a nationwide practice. There, he handled disputes from inception through trial, ADR proceedings, and settlements. His litigation experience also includes more than six years advocating for clients in commercial, business, real estate, fraud-related, financial services, creditors’ rights, and employment disputes. A 2012 graduate of Hofstra University, Mr. Gagliardo received his law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, with a Professional Concentration in Intellectual Property and Information Law, in 2015. He is a member of the Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and New York State Bar Associations. When not practicing law, Mr. Gagliardo enjoys cooking, creating art, visiting museums, playing and watching sports, snowboarding, and traveling.