Gregory W. Gribben


Gregory W. Gribben



Direct: 585-987-2875
Fax: 585-445-2375


At a Glance

Mr. Gribben is a Partner in the firm's Business & Finance Department. His practice is focused in the areas of corporate, securities and financial services law.

His practice includes the area of corporate finance, with the representation of issuers in public and private offerings of securities and venture capital transactions and financial institution regulatory matters. Mr. Gribben represents investment advisors in connection with state and federal registration and regulatory compliance, and private fund sponsors and investors. In addition, he has represented both corporate buyers and sellers in asset, stock and merger transactions, and counseled businesses with corporate governance and compliance issues.


  • BV® Distinguished™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Listed in the current edition of the "Best Lawyers in America."

Recent Lectures

1-4-23 Presentation for the Professional Planners Association: How the new SEC Marketing rule affects how we do business.


  • Albany Law School, J.D.
  • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A., Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • States of New York and Arizona
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of New York
  • United States Supreme Court

Key Representative Matters

  • Represented fiber-to-premises operator in partnership with national private equity sponsor to accelerate expansion of fiber network throughout Northeastern U.S.;
  • Numerous merger and acquisition transactions as counsel to both buyers and sellers of registered investment adviser firms and individual financial advisory practices;
  • Represented multiple bank and bank holding company issuers with investment transactions to increase regulatory capital using different types of funding instruments, including common and preferred equity and subordinated debt;
  • Launch of over $200 million of private investment funds as counsel to sponsors;
  • Counsel to all-fiber internet service provider in significant equity investment from clients of global asset management firm to aid rollout of direct-to-home fiber optic network in Northeast Florida;
  • Sale of healthcare services company in multi-million dollar public tender offer;
  • Public stock for stock merger of bank holding companies as counsel to acquirer;
  • Holding company restructuring of $200 million dollar not-for-profit group;
  • Counsel to national and state chartered banks in acquisitions and launches of financial service subsidiaries;
  • Counsel to issuer in multi-million dollar SEC qualified Regulation A common stock offering;
  • Represented multiple issuers going private and SEC deregistration transactions; and
  • Counsel to endowment investor in private equity and venture capital fund investments totaling over $240 million.

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Monroe County Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona Business Law Section.

Community Involvement

  • Chair of the Board of Directors of iCircle Services of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
  • Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for CDS Life Transitions, Inc.
  • Leads firm sponsorship of Entrepreneurs' Organization of Western New York.