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Steven Y. Solomon

Partner

Steve is a corporate and business lawyer who frequently serves as primary outside counsel to start-up, closely-held and mid-sized private companies. With a reputation for being responsive, thorough, and strategic, Steve advises clients on their day-to-day business matters and transactions.

As legal counsel to start-up companies, Steve guides clients through critical early decisions, including formation and ownership structure to support strategic growth, raising funds through private placements, and business succession planning.

Steve’s transactional experience includes counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, sales, and commercial financing. He also advises clients on commercial contracts, including owners’ agreements, distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements, technology licensing, and joint venture relationships.

Prior to joining HSE, Steve was a partner at Merzbach & Solomon P.C. and an associate at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Keuka College
  • Member, Board of Directors, A Place to Stand
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Corporate Law
  • Named as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021) and Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2018)
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2020-2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • American University, Washington College of Law J.D.
  • Lafayette College, B.A.

Steve is a corporate and business lawyer who frequently serves as primary outside counsel to start-up, closely-held and mid-sized private companies. With a reputation for being responsive, thorough, and strategic, Steve advises clients on their day-to-day business matters and transactions.

As legal counsel to start-up companies, Steve guides clients through critical early decisions, including formation and ownership structure to support strategic growth, raising funds through private placements, and business succession planning.

Steve’s transactional experience includes counseling clients on mergers and acquisitions, sales, and commercial financing. He also advises clients on commercial contracts, including owners’ agreements, distribution, supply and manufacturing agreements, technology licensing, and joint venture relationships.

Prior to joining HSE, Steve was a partner at Merzbach & Solomon P.C. and an associate at Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Keuka College
  • Member, Board of Directors, A Place to Stand
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Monroe County Bar Association

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law; Corporate Law
  • Named as Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester, NY for Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2021) and Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2018)
  • Selected to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list, 2020-2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • American University, Washington College of Law J.D.
  • Lafayette College, B.A.
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Steven Y. Solomon