Russell E. Gaenzle

Russell E. Gaenzle

Harris Beach PLLC

Recognized since 2014

Pittsford, New York

Practice Areas

Economic Development Law

Public Finance Law

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Mr. Gaenzle is a member of the firm and practices in the Public Finance and Economic Development Practice Group and with the Real Estate Developers, Energy, and Municipalities and Local Agencies Industry Teams. Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in economic development, he focuses his legal practice on municipal and tax-exempt bond financings, including manufacturing facilities, civic facilities, CCRC communities, and low income and pooled housing projects. He also assists clients with industrial development agency assisted transactions, sale-leaseback transactions, pilot increment financings, New York State Empire Zone transactions, Brownfield Tax Credits, 501(c)(3), hospital and other not-for-profit representation, general commercial and corporate law and economic development projects across New York.

Mr. Gaenzle has significant experience representing industrial development agencies, urban renewal agencies and local development corporations throughout New York, as well as other local and state issuers as bond, transaction and general counsel. In addition, he has represented and currently represents numerous underwriting and placement firms and financial institutions on tax-exempt and taxable financings.

Prior to joining Harris Beach in 1997, Mr. Gaenzle was a licensed private investigator handling patent and trademark infringement cases and white collar criminal investigations.


  • 99 Garnsey Road
    Pittsford, NY 14534

Bar Admissions

  • New York, New York State Bar


  • New York State Economic Development Council - member
  • “Committee of Twenty-Five" - member
  • National Association of Bond Lawyers - member
  • New York State Bar Association - member

Harris Beach PLLC
Headquarters: Pittsford, New York

59 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

14 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Public Finance Law
  • Economic Development Law


  • The closure of the Seneca Army Depot in Seneca County
  • The financing of a $13 million truck stop on Interstate 90 with the assistance of a pilot increment
  • The underwriting of a municipal parking garage in Tompkins County through an air rights lease arrangement.

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