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Edward J. Pelta

Counsel

Ed Pelta leverages his decades of experience steering businesses and legal departments at national and global companies to help clients make practical decisions that will drive growth, manage risk and achieve their business objectives.

After more than 25 years as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Gleason Corporation and ALSTOM Signaling, Inc., Ed has a deep understanding of the many areas of law that clients encounter in fast-paced industries. He prides himself on collaborating with clients to understand their business so he can provide efficient, risk-based and practical advice on legal matters.

His experience includes advising clients on:

  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic alliances
  • Financing
  • International trade
  • Customer and vendor agreements
  • Technology licensing
  • General business matters

In addition to counseling clients on substantive areas of law, Ed also advises on law department management.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Grievance Committee, Seventh Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
  • Past President, Central & Western New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 1996
  • Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1984-1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts (inactive)
  • New York

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., High Honors

Ed Pelta leverages his decades of experience steering businesses and legal departments at national and global companies to help clients make practical decisions that will drive growth, manage risk and achieve their business objectives.

After more than 25 years as vice president, general counsel and secretary at Gleason Corporation and ALSTOM Signaling, Inc., Ed has a deep understanding of the many areas of law that clients encounter in fast-paced industries. He prides himself on collaborating with clients to understand their business so he can provide efficient, risk-based and practical advice on legal matters.

His experience includes advising clients on:

  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and other strategic alliances
  • Financing
  • International trade
  • Customer and vendor agreements
  • Technology licensing
  • General business matters

In addition to counseling clients on substantive areas of law, Ed also advises on law department management.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Grievance Committee, Seventh Judicial District, New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division, Fourth Department
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Past Board Member, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester
  • Past President, Central & Western New York Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel

HONORS & AWARDS

  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, “Forty Under 40” Award, Rochester Business Journal, 1996
  • Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 1984-1986
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • Massachusetts (inactive)
  • New York

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S., High Honors
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Edward J. Pelta