Mr. Altman is a distinguished lawyer from the state of North Carolina. He is a member of the NC Bar Association, as well as the American Bar and the District of Columbia Bar. Since opening his first professional practice in 1971, Gardner’s emphasis has been upon real estate transactions, estate and business planning, mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions and general business and corporate consultation. Subsequent to 1995 he has selectively served as legal consultant with a focus on corporate and transactional structuring. Gardner has a BS in Business Administration degree and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Georgetown University Law Center.