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Frederick W. Gartside

Partner – Corporate, Investment Advisor/Broker-Dealer
(310) 746-4405
Areas of Practice 
Investment Advisor/Broker-Dealer

J.D., University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
B.A., Occidental College with distinction on senior thesis

Fred Gartside’s practice, spanning more than 20 years, emphasizes general corporate, purchase and sales, finance, securities, investments in affordable housing tax credits and real estate syndications.  His clients include entities in the quick serve restaurant, gas station/convenience store, pay day lending, textiles, radio, retail brands, asset management and credit default, medical testing and real estate syndication industries and persons in the entertainment industry.

His purchase and sale practice has involved multiple sales and purchases of public and private companies. The amounts involved have ranged from a few million dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars and structures of all types, including seller financing and earn outs.

Fred has extensive experience in the low-income housing tax credit industry and has represented investors in hundreds of investments in low-income housing developments. This representation includes all facets of the development, including preparing partnership agreements and finance documentation.

His securities experience includes the representation of real estate funds and sponsors of at home medical testing and a restaurant concept in private offerings.

Fred has in-depth experience in debt financing. He has been counsel to borrowers and lenders in all types of financing, including asset based financing and real estate financing. He also represented the leading lender in the gas station/convenience store/car wash industries.

He also represents companies of all types and sizes and persons in the entertainment industry in general business matters. Examples of this type of representation are: representing a spirits company in connection with its distributor and manufacturing agreements, representing a company which sells retail brands in connection with contracts with vendors, licensors, licensees and designers, preparing joint venture and investment agreements for persons in the entertainment industry and preparing shareholder and limited liability company operating agreements.

Bar Admissions
State Bar of California

American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association