Stephen "Steve" Geanacopoulos

Stephen "Steve" Geanacopoulos

Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Recognized since 2013

Providence, Rhode Island

Practice Areas

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

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Mr. Geanacopoulos is the Chair of the Business & Corporate Law Group and Co-Chair of the Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group. Mr. Geanacopoulos joined the firm in 1987. He plays a leading role in the representation of some of the firm's largest and most sophisticated clients. His practice focuses on: mergers and acquisitions private equity securities venture capital the needs of closely-held companies and family businesses, including the prevention and resolution of shareholder disputes general corporate and commercial law While his practice is primarily focused on the U.S. market, transactions managed by him invariably have international and cross-border dimensions.


  • One Citizens Plaza, Eighth Floor
    Providence, RI 02903-1345


  • Dartmouth College, AB, graduated 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island, Rhode Island Bar Association

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Providence (2022)

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

  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Special Focus

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Funds
  • Regulatory
  • Securities
  • Venture Capital


  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 in the field of Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law.
  • Recognized in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers as one of the state’s "Leading Individuals" (Band 1) in corporate/commercial law.
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, highest rating given to attorneys.
  • 1975-76: Teaching Fellow, Athens College, Athens, Greece.

"Steve Geancopoulos is a tremendous attorney who has personally guided me in excess of 15 years. His advice and work product have always been of the highest quality and of the utmost effectiveness. I have found Steve to be the most responsive attorney with whom I have had the pleasure to work. His experience in handling a wide range of highly complex corporate matters is second to none and his communication skills are excellent. Steve has the highest reputation in the legal community and with his clients. I give Steve my highest recommendation."

- William Gorgone (Cookson America Inc.)

"Stephen Geanacopoul is highly professional and responsive. He understands our business very well. He is friendly and courteous to clients and adversaries."

- Fred Hammerle (Precision Engineered Products), Attleboro, MA

"Stephen Geanacopoulos is experienced, responsive, highly ethical, and very bright. He has represented our firm in numerous matters including numerous mergers and acquisitions. Steve is one of the best!"

- Fred Hammerle (Precision Engineered Products), Attleboro, MA

"Steve Geanacopoulos is our lead attorney at Adler Pollock. We channel all of our work through Steve because he makes certain that we receive excellent service and the best expertise. Steve personally handles our customer/supplier and other legal documents, all acquisition legal activity and guides us on all corporate legal matters. He is a very responsive and capable lawyer who is a pleasure to work with. His integrity is beyond reproach."

- Alan Huffenus (Precision Engineered Products LLC), Attleboro, MA

"Steve is a real professional. He helped complete a very complicated M&A transaction with a large international client with a very short engagement deadline. His quick grasp of the business issues, efficient turnaround of documents, superb control of the draft agreements, ability to manage his team and the target's attorney's, strong abilities to translate business issues into the agreements, and sharp negotiating skills were key to getting the right transaction done for us."

- John Frontz (Roam Data, Inc.), Boston, MA

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