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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; Tax Law, 1997–2023; 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 Publications & Media

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Website Accessibility Lawsuits: Mizrahi Kroub LLP, Attorneys for Serial Tester Plaintiffs, Now Targeting Businesses in New York State Court

Alerts

NYS Governor Hochul Vetoes Proposed Grieving Families Act

Alerts

New Notification Requirements for Industrial Development Agencies

Alerts

HHS OCR Bulletin: Health Care Providers' Websites and Apps Could Contain HIPAA-Noncompliant Tracking Technologies

Alerts

EPA Finalizes Waters of the United States Rule

Alerts

New York State's Highest Court Rejects Untimely $2.4 Million Claim for Reformation of Insurance Policy

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