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Samuel Paul Merlo

Practice areas:

Banking, Bankruptcy & Debt, Business, Construction & Development, Asset Retention Counseling

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About Me

Samuel P. Merlo is a partner in the firm, and a member of the Secured Lending and Financial Recovery, Real Estate Development, and Business and Finance Departments. He concentrates his practice in the business and commercial areas, which includes business mergers and acquisitions, commercial and construction litigation, consensual banking and business relationships, and asset retention counseling.

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Merlo is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Professional Affiliations:

Mr. Merlo is a member of the American and New York State Bar Associations. He has chaired the Banking and Business Law Sections of the Monroe County Bar Association.



Mr. Merlo has written for the "Banking Law Journal" and has lectured for many years on banking, business, bankruptcy and commercial law topics for County and State Bar Associations and trade associations.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1962

  1. Asset Retention Counseling: 20%
  2. Construction & Development: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 20%
  5. Banking: 20%

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Contact Info

Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP

2 State Street
700 Crossroads Building
Rochester, NY, 14614-1313



NYCurrently registered 196203/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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Association NamePosition NameDuration
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Banking Law JournalUnknownN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
St John Fisher CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A