Edmund J. Russell III
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.
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Ed serves the community as Trustee and former President of the Brighton Memorial Library board, as Board Chair for the Livingston County Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. He is also a member of the Veterans TaskForce Workgroup of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and the AFS Congress-Bundestag Scholarship Selection Committee.
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.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Ed was named to the 2019-2020 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for Corporate Law.