Professionals


The NewGate Law attorneys have impressive experience in the accounting industry. All of them have served as in-house counsel for the nation’s largest accounting firms. In addition to broad and deep expertise in audit, tax and consulting matters, our lawyers also have enviable backgrounds in the laws applicable to broker dealers, capital markets, investment advisers, insurance services, and business process outsourcing. NewGate attorneys serve clients through the NewGate organization and collaborate closely with other NewGate lawyers while remaining independent. Meet our key professionals.

R. Peter Fontaine

Peter Fontaine is the founder and managing partner of NewGate Law. He has served as chief legal counsel for professional services firms for more than two decades. Before establishing NewGate Law, Peter held the general counsel post at McGladrey LLP, and was responsible for the company’s legal, compliance, risk management, and government relations functions. Read More.

Vicki M. Lubben

Vicki Lubben has held senior level positions in accounting and financial services firms for more than two decades.  Prior to her affiliation with NewGate Partners, Vicki was Deputy General Counsel at McGladrey, and served as its chief compliance and risk management officer. Read More.

David M. Blackwood

David Blackwood has been practicing law for over 25 years and has served as a general counsel for more than two decades. David has in-depth industry experience in the accounting, investment banking and consumer electronics industries. As a senior in-house attorney and executive, David has worked closely with other members of senior management as a trusted business and legal advisor. Read More.