Jeffrey P. Gleason


At A Glance

Jeffrey P. Gleason is a Partner in the Business and Finance Department. Jeff's practice involves representing business clients ranging from start-ups to publicly-traded companies across a variety of industries as well as individual clients in their business-related matters. Jeff routinely advises his clients in connection with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity and debt financings, corporate governance, and employment related matters. His experience includes representing private equity funds with over $50 billion under management in numerous Series A and Series B investments; early and seed stage technology and biotech companies in capital raising, corporate governance, employee relations and other general business needs; and financial services industry vendors and service providers in multiple acquisitions, financing activities and day-to-day contracting issues. This range of experience allows Jeff to counsel a broad spectrum of clients in the many challenges routinely facing their businesses from formation and through the various stages of growth.

Jeff received his B.A. in Political Science, cum laude, from the University of South Carolina in 2004. He went on to receive his J.D., cum laude, with a concentration in finance transactions from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 2008. Prior to joining Woods Oviatt Gilman, Jeff was an Associate in the Corporate Departments of Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, MA and Damon Morey LLP in Buffalo, NY.


State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D.

University of South Carolina, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Jeff is admitted to practice in the States of New York and Massachusetts.

Professional Affiliations

Jeff is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Erie County.


Jeff was selected as a "Rising Star" for Upstate New York by Super Lawyers magazine for each year from 2013 through 2016 in the areas of Corporate Governance and Business/Corporate.

Community Involvement

Jeff is an active member of the SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association and is currently the President of its Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group.  He is also Co-Chair of the Working Parents Committee for the Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).