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Steven R. Gursky

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Honors

  • Received the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity's Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed on a non-member.
  • Steven has been consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2007.

Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1979

B.A., Brooklyn College, 1976

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
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With extensive experience in all areas of business law, Steven R. Gursky zealously protects his clients’ interests while ensuring the promotion of a successful deal.

Steven focuses his practice on contract negotiation, intellectual property prosecution and protection, real estate, and general corporate practice. He leverages his broad experience, from small and mid-size business transactions to multi-jurisdictional, complex transactions for public corporations, to provide clients with trusted business and legal counsel.

Steven has extensive experience in the areas of branding, intellectual property and trademark protection, with a particular niche in anti-counterfeiting efforts in the apparel industry and other industries. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition and has often been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Women's Wear Daily (WWD), and has appeared on network and local news broadcasts, including a segment on "60 Minutes" on the subject of anti-counterfeiting. Steven has been involved in trademark and counterfeiting litigation against such defendants as Walmart, Costco and many other large national companies.

Steven served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for erecting the Washington D.C. memorial commemorating Dr. King's life and work. The memorial opened to the public on August 22, 2011.

Prior to joining Olshan, Steven was a partner at Dreier LLP practicing in the areas of intellectual property, corporate and real estate law. Steven joined Dreier LLP after more than 22 years as the founder and managing partner of Gursky & Partners and its predecessors.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition
  • Member, Board of Directors, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.
  • Negotiated jewelry license on behalf of  Diane Von Furstenberg with Haskell Jewels.
  • Defending U.S. Polo Association in a lawsuit filed by Ralph Lauren Corp.

  • Represented Tory Burch in the lease of additional office and showroom space at 11 West 19th Street in the Flatiron district, which will make Burch the largest tenant in the building.

  • Negotiated lease of retail space in the World Financial Center, near the World Trade Center site, for Michael Kors.
  • Represented the purchaser of the Pepe Jeans clothing trademark in North America.
  • Negotiated and completed a lease for designer Tommy Hilfiger for a new 22,000-square-foot flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

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