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GerryStack

Partner

Overview

Biography

Gerry is general counsel for Barclay Damon and a member of the firm’s Management Committee, with significant responsibility for the firm’s administration. His legal practice focuses on a range of corporate and tax matters, including mergers and acquisitions, structuring like-kind exchanges, and drafting complex joint ventures. Gerry also has a significant tax-controversy practice on the federal and state levels. He also assists clients with estate and succession planning.

Gerry’s clients include large real estate developers with multi-state real estate holdings, energy companies, large family-owned businesses, individuals in need of sophisticated estate planning, and not-for-profit entities.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented a client in the sale of a nationally known design firm to a private-venture fund, in which the management of the seller rolled over their equity in a complex tax transaction and the purchase price was paid partly in cash and partly in subordinated notes.
  • Represented a client in the sale of a well-known restaurant to a large venture-capital fund.
  • Represented a client in the sale of a 100-percent ESOP-owned company to a venture-capital fund.
  • Represented a client in the sale of the National Hockey League team Tampa Bay Lightning.

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Hancock & Estabrook, LLP, Partner, Tax Practice Group Leader, Executive Committee Member

Selected Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Corporate Law, 2023–2024; Tax Law, 1997–2024; Syracuse "Lawyer of the Year": Tax Law, 2012 and 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Environmental Business Association of New York, Biofuels in New York State Conference, “The Biorefinery in New York—Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Today, Not in 2012”
  • New York State Bar Association, frequent lecturer and panelist for seminars

Selected Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Compres, Sanchez, Fontanez, Pajaro, Garcia, and Jaquez—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Several "Tester" Plaintiffs—Competello, Fernandez, Liz, Riley, and Trippett—Targeting Businesses in Recent Flurry of Lawsuits

Alerts

CDPAP Providers Get First Look at the Future of CDPAP Without FIs

Alerts

New York State Fiscal Year 2025 Budget: Implications for Employers Unpacked

Alerts

Lab Providers Under Increased Scrutiny From Civil and Criminal Agencies for OTC COVID-19 Test Claims

Alerts

NYS Appellate Court Dismisses Claim Based on Material Misrepresentations in Insurance Application

We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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