Robert F. Zogas

Of Counsel Rochester
Robert Zogas

Robert’s practice is business-oriented and broad-based. He advises clients in a wide range of industries on business matters and commercial transactions, offering legal services of the highest quality combined with good business judgment and common sense.

Robert has over 30 years of experience working with businesses and their owners, executives and managers in strategizing, negotiating and documenting complex commercial matters.

Robert’s business practice involves the counseling of business entities and their owners regarding their form of business organization, mergers, acquisitions, sales and divestitures, shareholder relations, equity financing, debt financing, executive compensation programs, employee benefits, joint ventures, strategic partnerships, distribution arrangements, commercial contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, sales tax questions, corporate income tax, partnership tax matters and personal income tax. He has represented both banks and borrowers in commercial loan transactions.

Robert’s intellectual property practice includes the protection of proprietary technology and trade secrets, and the licensing of technology and computer software.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Rochester-NY, 2013, 2019
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008
  • Communication for Life Award, Rochester Hearing and Speech Center
  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2014, 2015
Awards & Certifications
2013 Lawyer of the Year logo for Robert Zogas

Education & Admissions

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1978
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1975
Admitted to Practice
  • New York

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community, Counsel
  • Melita/Catherine McAuley Housing, Counsel
  • Rochester Hearing and Speech Center, Strategic Planning Committee Member, Counsel
  • Hearing Loss Association of America – NYS, Advisor

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Monroe County Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association