Bryan W. GortPartner
Mr. Gort specializes in providing regulatory and compliance-related services to registered investment advisers (“RIAs”). At Parker MacIntyre, Mr. Gort manages the day-to-day task of keeping track of regulatory deadlines for all of the firm’s RIA clients and oversees the work of Parker MacIntyre associates. In this role, Mr. Gort routinely drafts Investment Advisory Agreements for RIAs, disclosure documents (including Form ADV Parts 1, 2, and 3 (CRS), Form U4 and point of sale disclosures), compliance manual procedures and other ancillary documents for RIAs.
Mr. Gort has accumulated experience since 2013 in creating legal solutions for problems registered investment advisers face. Throughout his time at Parker MacIntyre, Mr. Gort has helped RIAs prepare for SEC and state regulatory examinations, provided compliance guidance for RIA and broker-dealer clients, and researched many recent developments in securities rules and regulations (including cybersecurity, advertising and custody). Mr. Gort also regularly consults with clients and prospective clients regarding the most efficient options for RIA registration with various regulatory authorities. Mr. Gort has also been involved with and helped negotiate mergers, acquisitions and successions of RIA businesses. Mr. Gort has helped registered investment advisers of all sizes comply with SEC and state regulations and respond to regulatory deficiency letters.
Mr. Gort frequently attends conferences such as those hosted by the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the North American Securities Administrators Association to keep current with industry regulations. He has also spoken at RIA compliance seminars on the topics of cybersecurity and best advertising practices for registered investment advisers. Mr. Gort has also attended seminars hosted by various state regulatory authorities in order to learn what those regulators perceive as important in their states so he can best serve his clients’ interests.
Mr. Gort has served as lead counsel in a FINRA industry arbitration and served as counsel in additional litigation matters. Mr. Gort’s legal experience ranges from criminal law to complex business litigation. Prior to joining Parker MacIntyre, Mr. Gort was an associate at Page Perry LLC, where he worked primarily in securities arbitrations.
Mr. Gort, a native of Atlanta, is a graduate of the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Kentucky, earning a B.A. in Political Science and History, Cum Laude, in May 2010. During his collegiate career, Mr. Gort was a nationally competitive policy debater, earning both individual and team awards at tournaments around the country.
In his spare time, Mr. Gort enjoys competitive disc golf tournaments, ALTA tennis and Atlanta Braves baseball.
Mr. Gort is licensed to practice law in Georgia and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.