Mr. Gerschick is an Attorney, CPA, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Venture Capitalist.
Before entering Law School, Mr. Gerschick worked as a CPA with Ernst & Young, one of the Big 4 accounting firms. While he practiced primarily in the tax department, he also participated in a number of audits. After graduating from law school in 1983, from Drake University, Mr. Gerschick worked with Powell, Goldstein, LLP.
In 1990, he earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA program is a three year program of study, and it requires the participant to pass three rigorous annual examinations.
That same year, Mr. Gerschick started his own law firm. His practice focuses on representing closely-held businesses and their owners. For many clients, he acts as a business and financial advisor. See www.Gerschick.com Since 1999, he has served as President of VenCap Advisory Group, Inc. (VAG). VAG is the sole general partner of VenCap Opportunities Fund, L.P., which is a venture capital fund.
Mr. Gerschick speaks frequently throughout the world regarding a variety of business, investment, legal, and tax topics. See www.RegalSeminars.com He has chaired many seminars for the Georgia Bar including the annual seminars “Venture Capital Transactions,” “Alliances, Joint Ventures, and Partnerships,” “Workouts, Turnarounds & Restructurings.” Another seminar Mr. Gerschick chaired was on “Leveraged Buyouts.” Twice he has spoken at the annual Corporate Litigation seminar, once about "Using Financial Statements in the Courtroom."
The Institute of Continuing Judicial Education in Georgia has invited Mr. Gerschick to speak many times. There, he educates judges about accounting, financial statements, and forensic accounting.
Mr. Gerschick has served on the American Institute of CPAs’ Business Valuation Subcommittee. He also serves on several boards of directors and audit committees.
For years, the quarterly newsletter published by the Technology Law Section of the Georgia Bar has featured a regular column written by Mr. Gerschick. His column focuses on growing and financing businesses. Mr. Gerschick is writing a similar series of articles for the newsletter eeeluminator published by the Entrepreneurs for Energy Efficiency. An interview with Mr. Gerschick was published in American Venture, a magazine targeted at entrepreneurs and accredited investors.