Brooke A. Gillar Partner, Corporate Department; Member, Private Equity Group

New Jersey
T 973.422.6414 | F 973.422.6415

Brooke focuses her practice on strategic mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; complex corporate finance transactions; preferred equity financings, strategic investments, and securities offerings; securities law matters; and recapitalizations and restructurings. She also advises clients on a diverse spectrum of corporate governance matters and compliance issues. As an integral member of her clients’ teams, Brooke is deeply committed to ensuring that each company thrives going forward.

Brooke has seized the opportunity to translate her lifelong passion for the business world into the application of her legal acumen across a broad range of business environments. In the mergers and acquisitions area, Brooke represents both buyers and sellers in a wide variety of public and private transactions, typically involving highly complex capital structures. Additionally, she has represented numerous private equity funds in connection with the acquisition, disposition, and restructuring of their portfolio companies. Brooke is adept at striking a balance between being amiable and knowing when to push hard in a negotiation.

Brooke also guides clients through wholesale exits and through acquisitions involving expansion and growth by strategically acquiring competitors, suppliers, and products.

Other Distinctions

  • The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” (2014) – named in the Legal Advisor category


The Latest Opinion On Asset Sales Under Section 363
Law360, January 30, 2013
Brooke Gillar
Zero Tolerance for 'Abusive' Naked Shorting
The PIPEs Report, October 7, 2008
Steven Siesser, Brooke Gillar
Shaping Summers To Suit Up: The Roles Associates Play in Firms' Summer Programs
New Jersey Law Journal, June 2008
Brooke Gillar
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Press Mentions

Brooke A. Gillar has been named among The M&A Advisor’s “40 Under 40” in the Legal Advisor category. The M&A Advisor recognizes professionals under the age of 40 for their accomplishments and expertise in M&A, financing and turnarounds. , May 2014

Related Areas

Capital Markets & Securities
Corporate Governance & Compliance
Life Sciences
Mergers & Acquisitions
PIPEs, SPACs & Registered Direct Offerings
Private Equity
Transactions & Advisory Group


Seton Hall University School of Law ( J.D. , 2004 ) , magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Associate Articles Editor, Seton Hall Law Review
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( B.S. , 2001 ) , summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

New Jersey