Edmund J. Russell III


Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


When it comes to corporate law, the devil is in the details. As chair of the firm’s Corporate & Business Practice Group, and a partner in the Banking and Municipal Groups, Ed brings meticulous attention to detail to his work with clients. He counsels financial institutions, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and municipal entities on matters regarding private and public financing, negotiating contracts, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and compliance issues. In addition, Ed has formed and advised local development corporations and assisted them in obtaining both federal and state tax exemptions.

Ed has significant experience in public finance law, including drafting financial and corporate documents for Industrial Development Agency, Dormitory Authority, Water Authority and Housing Authority bond offerings. He serves as bond counsel and represents underwriters, letter of credit banks and borrowers in financing transactions for health care, manufacturing, education and housing infrastructure.


University at Buffalo
School of Law, J.D.

McGill University, B.A.


New York State

US District Courts - Western District of NY


Ed serves the community as Trustee and Secretary of the Brighton Memorial Library Foundation's Board of Directors, as a member of the Board of Directors and Immediate Past Chair for the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, and as a Secretary and member of the Board of Directors for the Brighton Lacrosse Club.

Additionally, Ed is a guest speaker for the Monroe County Bar Association and SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business. He is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and former chair of the Business Law Council for the Monroe County Bar Association.

He is a past Chair of the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce.


Ed was named to the 2019-2023 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law.