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Gary L. Karl

Retired Partner

Gary Karl garnered vast experience in a broad swath of financing, M&A, commercial and securities transactions in his three decades as a corporate lawyer at HSE. He was a partner for 24 years. Gary’s clients ranged from not-for-profit hospitals and publicly held financial institutions to private equity funds, secured lenders, 501(c)(3) entities, and professional service firms. Gary was a leader of the firm’s key transactional practice groups and chaired the firm’s opinion committee.

Gary is deeply interested in lawyer training and professional development, especially in the transactional arena. During his tenure as the firm’s training partner, HSE’s professional development initiatives earned some of the nation’s top scores in associate satisfaction surveys. Gary created and led many interactive workshops on transactional topics, all of which were highly rated by lawyers at every experience level. He also addressed NALP’s Professional Development Institute on the topic of transactional law training using principles of adult learning.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

Outside his law practice, Gary was a leader in several not-for-profits and a two-time recipient of USA Swimming’s outstanding service award for his volunteer contributions in central and western New York.

HONORS & AWARDS

Gary was featured in The Best Lawyers in America© for five straight years, and was named by Best Lawyers® as Rochester, New York’s Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law for 2015.

Gary Karl garnered vast experience in a broad swath of financing, M&A, commercial and securities transactions in his three decades as a corporate lawyer at HSE. He was a partner for 24 years. Gary’s clients ranged from not-for-profit hospitals and publicly held financial institutions to private equity funds, secured lenders, 501(c)(3) entities, and professional service firms. Gary was a leader of the firm’s key transactional practice groups and chaired the firm’s opinion committee.

Gary is deeply interested in lawyer training and professional development, especially in the transactional arena. During his tenure as the firm’s training partner, HSE’s professional development initiatives earned some of the nation’s top scores in associate satisfaction surveys. Gary created and led many interactive workshops on transactional topics, all of which were highly rated by lawyers at every experience level. He also addressed NALP’s Professional Development Institute on the topic of transactional law training using principles of adult learning.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

Outside his law practice, Gary was a leader in several not-for-profits and a two-time recipient of USA Swimming’s outstanding service award for his volunteer contributions in central and western New York.

HONORS & AWARDS

Gary was featured in The Best Lawyers in America© for five straight years, and was named by Best Lawyers® as Rochester, New York’s Lawyer of the Year for Banking and Finance Law for 2015.

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Gary L. Karl