Sign in


Rancho Santa Margarita, California, United States
October 11, 2016

Contact this candidate


Gale I. Schlesinger

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA **688 949-***-****

Corporate Counsel

Corporate attorney with over 15 years of experience at Fortune 500 companies across various industries. Proficient in contract drafting and negotiating creative win-win solutions. Strong business acumen and excellent communications skills. Passion for working with business teams to accomplish company objectives in fast paced environment.

Contracts Dispute Resolution/Mediation Healthcare

Negotiation Risk Mitigation Bioethics

Telecommunications Real Estate/Leasing Municipal Law

Professional Experience

Montage Legal Group, Irvine, CA 2015-Present

Freelance attorney for law firms and corporations focusing on contract drafting and negotiation.

Mobilitie, LLC, Newport Beach, CA

Review, negotiate, and finalize master agreements, licenses, and franchise agreements pursuant to company guidelines. Ensure contract language is designed to mitigate risk/liability to company. Prepare summaries of essential contract terms to expedite management approval.

The Grail Law Firm, Pittsburgh, PA

Reviewed 1000+ documents to determine physician compliance with HIPAA.

Of Counsel, Custom Purchasing Services, LLC, Lake Forest, CA 2014-2015

Advised group purchasing organization on company formation. Reviewed and drafted contracts for sales representatives and vendors.

Corporate Counsel, T-Mobile Inc., Irvine, CA 2007-2009

Successfully led six high performing teams across western region on $20 Million national project to upgrade network. Drafted, negotiated, and closed 1000+ contracts including leases and master agreements.

Drafted and negotiated settlement agreements with construction contractors for failure to complete work, reducing company liability by $200,000+.

Collaborated with consultants, management, and staff of inter-disciplinary departments (engineering, regulatory, risk management, property services) through project design and approval phases for completion on time.

Created presentation materials and conducted training on negotiation strategies and contract issues resulting in greater staff efficiency and compliance with company policy.

Negotiated return of $50,000 in lease payments from Southern California Edison.

Corporate Counsel, Nextel Communications Inc., Irvine, CA 2004-2006

Negotiated and secured 2000+ leases, licenses, renewals, master agreements, and amendments resulting in network expansion.

Recommended options for cell site location to executive management based upon risk analysis, contract terms, environmental compliance, and title review.

Prepared co-location and cost sharing agreements. Closed $2Million+ co-development agreement.

Resolved landlord-tenant disputes.

Corporate Counsel, Liebert Corporation, Irvine, CA 2000-2001

Represented $1.4 billion subsidiary of Emerson Electric Co., a Fortune 500 company and manufacturer of power surge equipment.

Negotiated and closed minimum $1 million equipment sales agreements with major accounts and nondisclosure, vendor, supply, service agreements, preferred customer agreements, and commercial leases.

Supported sales team, finalized purchase order terms and conditions and product warranties.

Associate Attorney, Sabo & Green, San Bernardino, CA 1995–1999

Prepared agreements and municipal bond documents for development by redevelopment agencies.

Drafted consulting agreements, professional services agreements, ordinances, resolutions.

Negotiated and closed license, purchase and sale, lease, construction management agreements. Prepared real estate documents for $13 Million purchase and sale of five mobile home parks.

Associate Attorney, Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth, Newport Beach, CA 1989–1991

Represented municipalities and redevelopment agencies in real estate transactions. Negotiated purchase and sale, indemnification, escrow agreements, licenses.

Professional Activities

ESCRO Committee Member 2014-Present Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, San Diego, CA

Member of Institutional Review Board, Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee.

Attorney/Member 2015-Present

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, San Diego, CA

As member-consultant to the Covered Research Committee, advise on bioethical issues in connection with clinical research trials.


Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Am Jur Award, State and Local Government

Master of Advanced Studies, University of California, San Diego, Health Law and Policy

Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles, Urban Planning

Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, Political Science/Public Service


Airport Noise: The Proprietor’s Dilemma, Transportation Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2

The Male-Female Transportation Gap, Transportation Research Forum, Conference Proceedings

Professional Memberships

California State Bar, Bar No. 145064 American Health Lawyers Association

Orange County Bar Association Orange County Jewish Lawyers Association

Contact this candidate