Gordon Butler is a tenured law professor with ten years of sophisticated corporate, business, and securities law experience with Fortune 500 corporations. At St. Thomas University School of Law, Professor Butler currently teaches Business Associations, Family Wealth Management , Wills & Trusts, Federal Income Tax, and the Tax Policy Seminar. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Committee on Tenure, Promotion, and Reappointment.
In the late 1980s, he was a partner in an AV-rated general corporate and business law practice in Ohio, which provided legal services including acquisition and disposition of manufacturing facilities, litigation supervision, development of a legal structure to license the manufacture and distribution of optical products in the U.S. and Europe, and environmental compliance.
From 1977 to 1987, he was a senior attorney with responsibility for the functions associated with the office of the corporate secretary of a publicly-held corporation including dealings with stockholders, directors, corporate officers, financial institutions, the Securities and Exchange Commission, stock exchanges, stock transfer agents, and independent public accountants; preparation of proxy statements and other SEC reporting documents; and preparation and negotiation of financing and security agreements.
He was in private law practice for five years in Atlanta, Georgia, concentrating in the acquisition and disposition of small businesses, corporate and business law, tax, securities law, contracts, bankruptcy, and civil litigation.
His publications include articles in the Journal of Legal Education, the Hastings Law Journal, the Seton Hall Law Review, and the Texas Law Review.