Steven R. Gersz

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Partner
Rochester, NY
585.258.2817

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; corporate financing; and federal and state securities law.

As both an attorney and a community volunteer, Steve is actively involved in healthcare 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 2014 LexisNexis® AnswerGuideNew 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. 

Steve practiced corporate law with Rosenman & Colin in New York City before joining Underberg & Kessler in 1986. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Steve currently serves on the Board of Directors of both Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Senior Life Foundation. He has previously served as 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 and Recognitions

Steve was selected a 2008-2014 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. He also was named to the 2015, 2014 and 2013 editions of Best Lawyers in America®.

Steve was a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40 Award, an annual tribute to emerging leaders of Rochester.