Gary Bronstein is a Team Leader of the firm's Financial Services team. Mr. Bronstein provides a broad spectrum of strategic advice to financial institution and public company clients. He concentrates on initial public offerings and other specialized public and private capital raising transactions, mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, and a host of other corporate and securities law matters that arise during the life of clients.

Mr. Bronstein has had extensive experience with financial institution enforcement cases creating resolution strategies, negotiating settlements and leading internal investigations. Mr. Bronstein also advises on corporate governance for public company clients and clients that have been the subject of enforcement proceedings.

Some highlights of Mr. Bronstein's career include representing dozens of corporate clients with public and private equity and debt financings; assisting in the structuring, negotiation and completion of dozens of merger transactions involving both public and private companies; representing both corporate clients and dissident shareholders in defending against and waging proxy contests; representing several fintech and start-up companies on a variety of transactions, including corporate mergers and several rounds of equity and debt financings; and leading multiple internal investigations of financial fraud involving management of private and public company clients.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bronstein served as an attorney with the Division of Corporation Finance and Division of Market Regulation at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Bronstein has been recognized as a 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Washington, D.C. “Super Lawyer” in the area of Securities & Corporate Finance by Super Lawyers magazine. He was recommended by Legal 500 US in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions and Buyouts in 2016 and is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell.*

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Professional & Community Activities

University of North Carolina School of Law, Center of Banking & Finance, Board of Advisors


  • California Western School of Law, J.D. (1979)
    cum laude
  • Boston University, B.A. (1975)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California

Who We Are

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Washington, DC, 20005-2018
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Gary R. Bronstein

Experience Highlights

Simultaneous IPO and acquisition for Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc.
Represented Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank in its $236 million initial public offering and its simultaneous $183 million acquisition of FMS Financial more
Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more
Corporate and securities matters for a Maryland bank holding company
Represented a Maryland financial institution on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters beginning with the company's IPO in 1999, the more
Acquisition of a controlling interest in a bank holding company for a private equity group
Represented a private equity group in the acquisition of a controlling interest in a South Carolina bank holding company. more