Prince Lobel Tye LLP is pleased
to announce Gregory A. Pastore has
joined the firm’s Real Estate and Corporate practice
groups. Greg most recently served as the Chief Administrative Officer of
Rubicon Global in Atlanta, and was previously the President of Friendly Ice
Cream Corporation through its bankruptcy in 2011. Greg has also been Friendly’s
Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
"I have been fortunate to
enjoy a rewarding in-house career, during which time I had the pleasure of
hiring a number of the attorneys at Prince Lobel," stated Greg. "I
look forward to working with them as colleagues going forward."
At Rubicon Global, Greg led the
Legal and Human Resources Departments of the national sustainability company.
Responsible for negotiating and documenting service agreements with some of the
nation’s largest companies, he also led the team that tripled the size of
Rubicon Global in less than two years. While at Friendly’s, Greg was
responsible for all legal, employee relations and security matters for the $600
million, 13,000 employee company. He provided legal and business advice to the
company’s board members, implemented a successful plan to protect against
hostile shareholder takeover actions and managed Friendly’s SEC compliance
A veteran of the hospitality
industry, Greg was also vice president, general counsel and secretary for
Bertucci’s Corporation before joining Friendly’s. He headed the Development and
Legal Departments for the $275 million, 9,500 employee company. A graduate of
the University of Notre Dame Law School, Greg is an alumnus of Tillinghast
Collins & Graham, and Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, where he focused on
corporate and real estate matters.
"Greg possesses a depth of
sophisticated corporate and real estate legal know-how, complemented by
industry insider knowledge that will allow us to better serve our
clients," said Managing Partner Craig Tateronis.
"We know Greg had a wide range of other opportunities to join other Boston
law firms and corporate practices, and we are excited that he chose Prince
Lobel. This is a great opportunity for all involved."
Prince Lobel’s Real Estate
practice group provides service in all areas of commercial real estate
development, ownership and financing. The attorneys in the practice group take
pride in effective negotiating and case management to provide first-class
service which focuses on completing a transaction as expeditiously and
cost-effectively as possible. Prince Lobel’s clients include developers,
investors, REITs, institutional lenders, and commercial and retail landlords
Prince Lobel’s business
practice provides a broad range of services to corporate and private clients.
Providing expert personalized service, Prince Lobel is the right choice for
Fortune 1000 companies, closely held and family-owned businesses, and