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  • New York (all trial courts)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Tax Court

Canisius College, B.A., Cum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Stephen focuses his practice on commercial disputes, including contract and trade secret litigation, insurance defense work, as well as litigation pertaining to state and federal tax matters. He has represented national and local clients in a variety of business disputes concerning non-disclosure agreements and restrictive covenants, and he has litigated and tried several cases in the areas of intellectual property, idea misappropriation, contract, and tax  — successfully prosecuting and assisting clients in the defense of such claims.  His experience also extends to the representation of national and international clients in connection with complex product recall litigations and international arbitration before the ICDR.

Stephen counsels clients on regulatory and compliance related matters as well. He frequently assists clients in responding to federal investigations, both as parties and non-parties, and aids them in all aspects of subpoena compliance. In this role, Stephen has assisted clients with internal investigations in responding to government inquiries and works with clients to develop protocols and strategies for such responses.

Stephen's extensive trial experience includes multiple bench and jury trials in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Louisiana. These cases have included contract and property disputes, civil and New York State human rights matters, trade secret misappropriation, copyright claims involving employee misconduct, and federal taxation and credit issues.


  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2013
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2019
  • National Order of Barristers


Margerum v. City of Buffalo - lead trial counsel

Regan v. Altman (Keller Williams) - lead trial counsel

Johnson v. Hable - lead trial counsel

Kissling Interests v. United States (IRS) - trial counsel

Input/Output, Inc. v. Greatbatch - trial counsel

Alsford v. Berner - trial counsel

Phibro-Tech Inc. v.Osmose Inc. - trial counsel

ACR Electronics, Inc. v. DME Corporation - trial counsel

Kenmore Tower Associates v. Village - trial counsel

Chemical Specialties Inc. v. Osmose Inc. - trial counsel

M&T v. Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc. - $55 Million recovered in securities fraud litigation

Hodgson Russ LLP v. Minnesota Department of Revenue - lead counsel