Located in Boston’s Financial District, Gesmer Updegrove is one of Boston’s top law firms featuring robust practice areas in tax, corporate transactions (including M&A, equity and debt financings, and SAFEs), contracts and licensing agreements, executive compensation, intellectual property (including trademarks and patents), commercial litigation, and employment. The firm has 18 partners, and a wide array of clients, mainly focused on the technology and software sector but also spanning the consumer products, manufacturing, personal services, and financial services sectors.

Affiliation with AGA connects Gesmer Updegrove to some 92 law firms across the globe, ensuring clients with operations in different jurisdictions can access legal services of a uniformly high standard almost anywhere in the world. With 126 accounting firms also part of AGA, Gesmer Updegrove can now also offer access to tax, accounting and audit expertise whenever it is needed, providing clients a truly global one stop of services.

Partner Aaron Kriss commented:

“Many of our clients operate across multiple states and countries, requiring connections with accounting firms and legal service providers in those jurisdictions. Being part of a global alliance that offers both legal and accounting support has long been part of our marketing plan to support our growth strategies. Clients, now and in future, can gain benefit from the multiple resources, services and jurisdictions represented across AGA. We are delighted to have been appointed as AGA’s law firm representative for the State of Massachusetts.”

Alliott Global Alliance CEO Giles Brake adds:

“AGA’s business strategy in the US market is built on appointing mid-market firms of the calibre of Gesmer Updegrove to meet clients’ increasingly complex, multi-jurisdictional needs. This agreement ensures we have a law firm in place that has built a strong reputation for serving clients doing business in Boston and the wider New England region. A really warm welcome to all our new colleagues in Boston.”

This appointment follows the affiliation in the last 12 months of law firm members in Los Angeles, (Foundation Law), Texas (Platt Richmond) and in Miami (Barakat & Bossa) and an accounting member firm in New Jersey (Magone & Company). Further growth announcements are anticipated in the region later this year as the alliance pursues further strategic growth opportunities in the US and Canadian mid-market accounting and legal services markets.

Further development of the alliance is planned in key commercial centers across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, South, Midwest, Southwest, and Pacific Northwest regions.

About Gesmer Updegrove:

Gesmer Updegrove LLP (Gesmer Updegrove) is AGA’s representative law firm for the State of Massachusetts in the US and prides itself on being one of the most respected, efficient, and bespoke law firms in the region. For over thirty-five years, Gesmer Updegrove has built a reputation and practice one client at a time, with solutions made to measure, reflecting the unique requirements of each client.

About Alliott Global Alliance

Founded in 1979, and with 220 member firms operating out of 300 offices in over 95 countries, Alliott Global Alliance is an international alliance of independent, law, accounting, and specialist advisory firms, working across the world Together as One. Each of our members share a common goal: to learn and share knowledge, resources, and opportunities to make the world smaller and their businesses stronger.

We work with a spirit of generosity and openness — so that together, we can continue to fulfil our ambitions, gain greater experience, and drive mutual success.

Alliott Global Alliance is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in North America and in specific countries in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region and Central and South America. For information about membership in North America, contact membership@alliottglobal.com.