Lessing Gold


Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

As the godfather to the security industry, Lessing (Les) Gold has a reputation second to none. Beginning with forming what is now the California Alarm Association in 1958 and his early experiences in getting the most formidable player in the space, Protection One, off the ground established his reputation in an industry focused on protecting people. It’s ironic that Les has spent his entire career, spanning decades, doing just that . . . protecting people around the globe.

From companies and individuals across the United States to those in faraway places like Japan, China, and Western Europe, Les has been counted on as a trusted advisor. He focuses his practice generally on corporate law with an emphasis on shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, representation of non-profit associations, representation before regulatory agencies, and contractual negotiations. Most importantly, Les also co-chairs MSK’s China Practice, which primarily guides Chinese companies in doing business in the United States.