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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. He is the Tax Practice Area co-chair. 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.

In addition to his own practice, Gerry serves as a member of the firm's 401(k)/Pension Committee. 

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®: Tax Law, 2019–2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Syracuse Lawyer of the Year: Tax Law, 2012
  • 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 Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

New York State Budget Bill Expands Independence of Nurse Practitioners

Alerts

New York State's Highest Court Reaffirms Specific Causation Requirements in Toxic Tort Cases

Alerts

Housing Discrimination: Pro Se Plaintiff Robert W. Johnson Targeting Hotels, Motels in Recent Flurry of Federal Lawsuits

Alerts

New York State Supreme Court, Albany County, Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Prohibiting Implementation of State-Issued Appraisal Model for Solar and Wind Energy Systems

Alerts

Council on Environmental Quality Finalizes Revisions to National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Regulations

Alerts

Updates on Federal Student Loan Dischargeabilty in Bankruptcy

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