Steven R. Gersz
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 2021 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.
PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Steve currently serves on the Boards of Directors of both Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Senior Life Foundation. He is also a Director of the Venture Jobs Foundation.
Steve 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 Board of Directors of Temple Beth El, and as past chair of the Business Law Section of the Monroe County Bar Association.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Steve was named to the 2013-2023 editions of Best Lawyers in America® for his work in Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, and Corporate Law. He was honored with their 2017 and 2019 Rochester "Lawyer of the Year" designation for Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law and selected in the 2022 edition for Corporate Law. He was also selected a 2008-2015 and 2018-2022 Upstate New York Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer group represents the top 5% of attorneys in Upstate New York who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Steve is a past recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award, an annual tribute to emerging leaders of Rochester.