Gerald F. Roach

Firm Chair
Smith Anderson

Practice Area: M&A

BTI Client Service All Star History
  • 2010
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2019
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“Gerald is responsive to our needs and flexible”
“He gives smart legal advice.”


"Excellent client service is not one size fits all. Each opportunity or challenge is unique. When it comes to working with clients on transactions, governance or personnel matters, I believe in working with the client to develop an approach that is designed to optimize results in light of the specific people and circumstances involved. Have the objective in mind but be willing to reassess the approach after each step. Listen to the client so you can be the trusted advisor they need."

– Gerald F. Roach


Gerald Roach serves as Firm Chair of Smith Anderson and his practice involves public company securities, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance matters, private financings, technology law, and advising boards of directors and special committees.

Gerald regularly represents public and private growth companies and private equity firms with their general corporate needs and domestic and international transactions. He has been involved in numerous transactions valued at over $50 billion in the last five years.

Gerald served as Managing Partner from 2016-2019. Previously, Gerald served for 15 years as Chair of the firm’s Management Committee and Team Leader of the Corporate practice.

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