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Gemma Descoteaux

Posted on Aug 21, 2017 by in 2017 |

Shareholder at Polsinelli PC

Gemma is a seasoned and practical business partner to clients as they strategically merge, acquire, divest, collaborate and align within the marketplace. She combines her 12 year business background in advanced technology with nearly 18 years of legal experience to work with her clients as they strive to achieve their business, strategic and financial objectives.

She represents buyers and sellers in public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; participants in complex domestic, international and cross-border joint ventures and partnerships; chemical manufacturers in a wide range of commercial matters and post-acquisition integration; providers and customers of outsourcing services; and companies who are in need of sound corporate commercial counsel in a wide range of industries, including chemical manufacturing, technology, steel manufacturing, business process outsourcing, entertainment/news media, pharmaceuticals/biotech, health care, transportation and energy.

Gemma has a unique and practical perspective on legal matters as a result of her work on a seconded basis at Olin Corporation (negotiating and drafting commercial agreements, managing a large inter-disciplinary team, and coordinating acquisition integration related matters), her work as a contract negotiator on the business side at Texas Instruments (negotiating advanced development as well as intermediate and high volume production contracts and complex joint ventures), her work in house at EXE Technologies (providing commercial counsel and IPO counsel), her work on a seconded basis at Computer Sciences Corporation (managing M&A and negotiating strategic alliances), and at ACS (handling securities matters and negotiating M&A transactions).