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Steven R. Shaw

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Steven R. Shaw is a member of the Real Estate Practice Area and formerly served as Chair of the Real Estate Department and on the Firm’s Executive Committee. He has concentrated his practice in commercial real estate for more than 35 years and represents clients on a variety of matters including the purchase and sale of commercial properties, leasing and secured loan transactions. Mr. Shaw has counseled clients in several major development projects involving zoning and municipal approvals, environmental compliance and remediation, construction financing and various financing incentives.

Representative Matters

  • Currently representing a regional economic development organization with the industrial park at Electronics Park, and selling and leasing properties situated within the Park.
  • Currently representing the owners in the development of several buildings in the heart of downtown Syracuse.
  • Currently representing the developer of a major medical complex in the acquisition of property and negotiating numerous commercial office leases.
  • Currently representing one of the largest commercial banks in New York State on all aspects of commercial, construction and residential secured loan transactions.
  • Currently representing an international food retailer in development projects throughout New York State.
  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1982
  • Syracuse University, M.P.A., 1976
  • Syracuse University, B.A., 1975



  • Member, Onondaga County Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • President of Board of Directors, Limestone Gardens Apartments, Manlius NY
  • Past President, Food Bank of Central New York, Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Volunteer Center, Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse, Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Hospice Foundation of Central New York, Board of Directors
  • Past Member, Monroe Title Insurance Company, Board of Advisors

Honors & Recognitions:

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America (2011-2021)
  • Selected, Banking and Finance Law, “Lawyer of the Year” in Syracuse, The Best Lawyers in America (2013)