Asher Gulko


Asher C. Gulko is a founding partner of Gulko Schwed. His practice encompasses litigation and transactional work, primarily in the real-estate, healthcare and financial services industries.

Asher's clients have included public corporations, private companies, partnerships, investment funds, investors, entrepreneurs, and professionals. They are involved in various industries, including finance, construction, real estate development, and healthcare.

In addition to providing litigation services, Asher serves as a trusted advisor and outside general counsel and, on an as-requested basis, provides or supervises corporate legal services such as leasing, drafting and negotiating partnership agreements, license agreements, development agreements, service agreements, sales and distribution agreements for businesses of different types.

Representative Matters


Asher provides strategic and efficient counsel to clients in the healthcare field, including long-term care facilities, medical and drug rehabilitation practices and home health providers.  

  • Representation of a purchaser/operator of drug-rehabilitation facility in a multi-state transaction. 
  • Serving as outside general counsel to a national healthcare organization in connection with its litigation, transactional and compliance matters. 
  • Negotiating and structuring the acquisition of a portfolio of nursing homes in Florida. 

Real Estate

Asher represents private lenders, private equity funds and private companies in a wide array of commercial finance transactions, including asset-based lending, syndicated loans, and acquisition financing transactions. 

  • Restructuring a real estate venture in connection with the development of a luxury hotel chain to be built in the State of Washington.  
  • Serving as in-house assistant general counsel to a public non-traded real estate trust (REIT).  
  • Representing lessees and lessors in commercial leasing transactions, involving national companies such as Walgreens, Kohl’s and PetSmart. 
  • Representing owner in sale of several commercial properties in New York City worth over $10 million. 

Commercial Litigation

Asher has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation, representing clients in matters including contract disputes, employment disputes, and business torts.  

  • Successfully settling a lawsuit brought by Chase Bank, N.A. for an alleged default in repayment of a credit line. 
  • Obtaining complete dismissal of several defendants following a two-week jury trial alleging violations of RICO, Stored Communications Act and various common-law causes of action.  
  • Settling all claims for breach of note action in a threatened lawsuit for over $9 million dollars prior to any suit being filed.