Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Gerry Stack


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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

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.

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 a National Hockey League team, the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Practice Areas


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1980
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, LL.M., 1981
  • LeMoyne College, B.A., 1975

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1980
  • North Carolina, 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Speaking & Publications

  • 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
  • Buffalo Law Journal, “Tax Consequences of Government Incentives”
  • ZSteu, “The Tax Liability in the USA of Americans Living Permanently Abroad”


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Syracuse Tax Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner
  • Hancock & Estabrook, LLP, Partner, Tax Practice Group Leader, Executive Committee Member