Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Gerald F. Stack

Gerald F. Stack


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Syracuse Office

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

Gerry focuses his practice on tax and corporate matters as well as estate planning. Gerry provides guidance on a wide range of corporate and tax matters including mergers and acquisitions, structuring like-kind exchanges, drafting complex joint ventures, 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. Gerry also has a significant tax controversy practice both on the federal and state level.

Gerry is heavily involved with firm administration and is General Counsel for the firm.

Representative Experience

  • The sale of a nationally-known design firm to a private venture fund. The management of the seller rolled over their equity in a complex tax transaction. The purchase price was paid partly in cash and partly in subordinated notes.
  • Sale of a well-known restaurant to a large venture capital fund.
  • Sale of a 100% ESOP-owned company to a venture capital fund.
  • 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
  • Syracuse University, Adjunct Professor, Taxation of Pass Through Entities

Speaking & Publications

  • "Tax Consequences of Government Incentives," Buffalo Law Journal, December, 29, 2015
  • “The Tax Liability in the USA of Americans Living Permanently Abroad,” ZSteu, January 2007
  • The Biorefinery in New York-Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol Today, Not in 2012, Biofuels in New York State Conference, Environmental Business Association of New York, March 2007
  • Frequent lecturer and panelist for numerous seminars sponsored by the New York State Bar Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Syracuse Tax Law "Lawyer of the Year", 2012 
  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Tax Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Selected by Peer Review for Inclusion in Super Lawyer Directory 2010-2011 for Tax

Prior Experience

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