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Steven R. Gersz


Rochester, NY

(585) 258-2821


From mergers and acquisitions to emerging technology companies, Steve has immersed himself in business and corporate law his entire legal career. Steve is a partner and immediate past chair of the firm's Corporate & Business Practice Group, and has extensive experience in the organization and development of business and professional entities; mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; equity and debt financings; and federal and state securities law. Steve is adept at using his expertise in corporate law and his experience in business transactions to find creative solutions in business dispute and divorce matters.

​As both an attorney and a community volunteer, Steve is actively involved in health care matters. He has represented physicians, medical groups and other health care providers on a wide variety of legal matters.

​Steve instructs other attorneys in corporate practice matters as the author of the 2023 LexisNexis® AnswerGuide™ New York Business Entities and is an Editorial Board member and revision author for White New York Business Entities, a preeminent law treatise that provides an in-depth statutory and case law analysis of the New York Business Corporation Law, Limited Liability Company Law, Partnership Law and Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.


University of Michigan
School of Law, J.D.

State University of New York
(SUNY) at Buffalo, B.A.


New York State


Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Venture Jobs Foundation. He has previously served as chair of The Jewish Home of Rochester, president of the Mental Health Association of Rochester and Monroe County, as a member of the Boards of Directors of Temple Beth El, Jewish Senior Life, and the Jewish Senior Life Foundation, and as past chair of the Business Law Section of the Monroe County Bar Association.


Steve has been recognized in the 2013-2024 editions of The Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law and in Corporate Law. He was honored as the 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law in Rochester, NY and the 2017 and 2019 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law in Rochester, NY. Steve has also been selected as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers honoree from 2008-2015 and 2018-2023. Steve is a past recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" Award.

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