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Steven R. Gursky

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Honors

  • Steven 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.
  • Awarded Deal of the Year and Activist Campaign of the Year by The Deal for representation of George Feldenkreis in his nomination of directors and successful unsolicited acquisition of Perry Ellis.

Education

J.D., Brooklyn Law School

B.A., Brooklyn College

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

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.

Steve 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.

Steve has extensive experience in the areas of branding, intellectual property and trademark protection, with a particular niche in anti-counterfeiting efforts in the fashion and retail 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. Steve has been involved in trademark and counterfeiting litigation against such defendants as Walmart, Costco and many other large national companies.

Steve's expertise also extends to real estate matters with a concentration in retail store leasing and garage transactions. Such work includes complete representation of clients in those industries.

Steve 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, Steve was a partner at Dreier LLP practicing in the areas of intellectual property, corporate and real estate law. Steve 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.
  • Represented George Feldenkreis, founder and former Executive Chairman of Perry Ellis International, Inc. in the intellectual property and real estate aspects of the acquisition of Perry Ellis.
  • Represented Eataly, the famed restaurant/marketplace in its leases in Century City, Boston and the World Trade Center.
  • Represented Marimekko, noted Finnish design company, in the infringement to its copyrights against a number of infringers.
  • Represented the owners of properties near the Javits Center in the ground leasing of those properties.
  • Defended U.S. Polo Association in a lawsuit filed by Ralph Lauren Corp.

  • Represented Tory Burch in the lease of its retail store at Hudson Yards.

  • Negotiated the lease for the expansion in New York of the corporate office footprint for Michael Kors.
  • Represented the purchaser of the Pepe Jeans clothing trademark in North America.
  • Negotiated and completed a lease for The North Face for a flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

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