About Us

Firm Overview

Gertsburg Licata Acquisitions is a full-service advisory firm facilitating middle-market mergers and acquisitions. We are passionate about helping our clients reach their goals and leverage all of the resources at our disposal to do so.

Why GL Acquisitions?

Experienced

Our team members and advisory network have decades of consultative and transactional experience and have worked with thousands of clients in a variety of industries.

Proprietary Network

We leverage our expansive proprietary network of deal professionals that spans investment banks, private equity groups, family offices, search funds, attorneys, accountants, wealth advisors, as well as many other professional intermediaries and investors.

Tech-Enabled

Benefit from our tech-enabled approach that applies the newest and best technologies to time-tested methods and experiences.

Unique Insights

Our tenured perspective and strategies blend tactics applied by private equity groups, Fortune 500 executives, and other professional investors.

Tailored Service

We recognize that every situation is different and utilize an initial discovery process to match your unique needs with our comprehensive suite of advisory services.

Professional Approach

Our professional and friendly approach resonates with our clients. While your M&A goals are undoubtedly important, we understand you (likely) have a business to run and will interact with you accordingly.

Team

President

Michael Callam

Mr. Callam oversees general operations, designs and implements business procedures, and establishes policies to promote company culture and vision.

Mr. Callam oversees general operations of the company, designs and implements business procedures, and establishes policies to promote company culture and vision.

In addition to his role as President of Gertsburg Licata's Acquisitions and Talent groups, Mr. Callam owns and operates a real estate investment company.

Throughout his career, Mr. Callam has purchased, operated, and sold businesses in various industries, including, but not limited to, businesses in the restaurant, insurance and real estate industries.

Outside of business, Mr. Callam enjoys playing a round of golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and kids.

Chief Visionary Officer

Alex Gertsburg

Mr. Gertsburg has been in private practice for nearly 20 years. Leveraging his time as inside and outside counsel for private and public companies, and as managing partner of Gertsburg Licata Co., LPA, he brings decades of client representation and executive experience to Gertsburg Licata Acquisitions.

Mr. Gertsburg has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years. His early career was spent with two large regional business law firms, where he represented private and publicly- traded companies and non-profit organizations of all sizes, as well as their owners. In civil bench and jury trials and before arbitration panels across the country, he litigated the entire spectrum of business disputes: commercial and contract, real estate, shareholder and partnership, broker-dealer, employment, unfair competition, and many others.

In 2003, Mr. Gertsburg proudly served in Iraq with the 762d Army Transportation Company. He deployed with his unit for a year, serving as a platoon leader and convoy commander before demobilizing from active duty in 2004 and returning to the practice of law. By that time, Mr. Gertsburg had trained and served in reserve and active-duty roles with the Army for ten years.

In 2006, Mr. Gertsburg became the first General Counsel for Broadvox, a large VoIP and telecommunications company. For the next ten years, Mr. Gertsburg served as its GC and Corporate Secretary, as well as an EVP and head of its human resources department.

In a survey of his peers, judges and opposing counsel, Mr. Gertsburg has been selected to SuperLawyers each year since 2016 and as “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell each year since 2012. In addition to his current role as an Executive Board Member for COSE - Council of Smaller Enterprises, Mr. Gertsburg has served on numerous other boards and committees, including chair of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Legal Innovator Committee, board member of the Board of Directors of Transitional Housing (now called Front Steps), and the VON Coalition.

Outside of law, Mr. Gertsburg enjoys his family, traveling, mentoring entrepreneurs, hiking, history and riding his Harley V-Rod.

Chief Integration Officer

Louis J. Licata