Serena M. Compitello

Associate Attorney

Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


Serena is fascinated with businesses—how they operate, how they grow, and how a smart legal strategy can help facilitate their success. Whether it’s business law, succession planning, or a commercial lending transaction, she is both a resource and an advocate for her clients. Detail-oriented and a savvy negotiator, Serena focuses on helping all parties involved reach a satisfying outcome. She also understands the uncertainty clients go through when faced with legal issues. She thoughtfully drafts a course of action tailored to their needs and helps prepare them for what’s next. This greatly alleviates the fear of the unknown and gives her clients the peace of mind they desire.

Serena is active in veteran’s affairs and the time-honored values of the American Legion. She is a member of the NY State Bar Association Committee on Veterans, which does pro bono work to help veterans with benefits and housing. She is also involved with the American Legion Auxiliary and the Color Guard Team. She is an avid student of history and current events, and has an undergraduate degree in political science. Serena’s words to live by are from a quintessential American, Teddy Roosevelt: “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”


Albany Law School,
J.D. (cum laude)

St. Bonaventure University,
B.A. (cum laude)


New York State

New Jersey


In addition to Serena's significant involvement in organizations that benefit our nation's veterans, she is also is a member of the Board of Directors of PathStone Development Corporation and PathStone Housing Action Corporation. She is a member of the Monroe County Bar Association and its Membership Committee. She is also a member of The American Legion Auxiliary.

She is former member of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Veterans, American Legion Color Guard Team and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Financial Services Professionals, Rochester Chapter.


Serena has been named to the 2021 "class" of Upstate New York Super Lawyer “Rising Stars” for her work as a banking attorney. This group represents the top 2.5% of lawyers who are under 40 years old or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.