Gabor Garai


Gabor Garai represents private equity firms in negotiating complex secured and unsecured credit facilities and counsels life science and technology companies from inception through financings, strategic transactions, and private and public exits. From 2005 until 2020, he served as chair of the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital Practice and as co-chair of the Life Sciences Team.

Gabor’s private equity and venture capital practice encompasses all legal and business aspects of structuring, financing, and managing various types of investment funds; negotiating mergers, acquisitions, and dispositions of portfolio companies; structuring investments in emerging companies; and participating in strategic decisions of funds and fund-owned companies.

He addresses the strategic issues facing his clients through a combination of practical, business-oriented solutions and highly sophisticated financing techniques. He builds coherent, interdisciplinary teams to apply Foley’s nationwide “best-of-breed” talents to his clients’ diverse needs.

He lectures and writes frequently to businesspeople and professionals on venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. For a number of years, he was on the Law360 Private Equity Editorial Advisory Board. He co-edits “Buying and Selling a Privately Owned Business in Massachusetts” and “Middle Market Mergers and Acquisitions,” both published by MCLE.


Awards and Recognition

  • Peer Review Rated as AV Preeminent®, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ system
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 for mergers & acquisitions (2010 and 2012-2016) and again health care – life sciences
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers®
  • Best Lawyers in America© in the fields of Corporate Law (2013-2023) and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2007-2024)

Until recently, Gabor served as the Hungarian Consul General for New England. He was the founder of the Hungarian-American Chamber of Commerce of New England and was appointed as Honorary Commercial Attaché. He received the Hungarian Civilian Cross, the highest recognition to non-residents awarded by the Hungarian president. During his work as Honorary Consul, Gabor was awarded the Hungarian Order of Merit in 2005, the Pro Auxilio Cirium Hungarum in 2007 to recognize his efforts for the protection of Hungarian citizens. In 2014, the AmCham Hungary’s Dr. Iván Völgyes Award to recognize his contributions for encouraging and facilitating Hungarian-American business partnerships and cultural and academic alliances.


17 August 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced today that 236 of the firm’s attorneys across 20 U.S. offices have received recognition in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.
26 January 2023 In the News

Gabor Garai Discusses Impact of Venture Capital Difficulties on Life Science Companies

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Gabor Garai is quoted in the Pharmaceutical Technology article, “Money moves: How the biotech market is weathering inflationary storms,” discussing how the economic cool down could impact life science companies.
17 November 2022 Deals and Wins

Foley Represents ZecOps in Acquisition by Jamf

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal counsel for ZecOps, a leader in mobile detection and response, in their acquisition by Jamf, the standard in Apple Enterprise Management.
27 September 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Wasabi in Raising $250M, Achieving Unicorn Status

Foley & Lardner LLP represented Wasabi Technologies, a hot cloud storage company, in achieving unicorn status with the closing of $250 million in new funding.
18 August 2022 Press Releases

Foley Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Best Lawyers in America

Foley & Lardner LLP proudly announced that 250 of our attorneys across 20 offices have received recognition in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
23 May 2022 Press Releases

Foley Client Vicor Opens First-Ever Chip Fabrication Facility