Stephen F.




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About Stephen

Stephen F. Melore is a corporate attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions and business counsel for businesses, lenders and investors in the Middle Market. Stephen advises businesses and principals in complex business transactions, including secured lending, across diverse markets and industry segments. He also counsels owners of closely held business in connection with corporate governance, buy-sell agreements, and succession planning. Steve is frequently engaged to negotiate and document settlements of complex business disputes. After graduating Cornell Law School in 1987, where he was an Editor of the Law Review, Steve joined Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) where he practiced M&A and secured lending.




  • Cornell Law School
  • State University of New York College at Geneseo (BA)

Affiliations & Appointments

  • Cornell Law Review, Former Editor

Articles & Advisories

The Earnout in Sales Transactions

What’s the Purchase Price? If you advise me that you are selling your business for $32,000,000 and that $5,000,000 of…

July 06, 2020

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FAQs Under The Paycheck Protection Program

As guidance continues to evolve, the Treasury Department has set up a Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) page on their website.…

April 07, 2020

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Paycheck Protection Program: What You Need To Know

To help businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis, the recently enacted CARES Act established a new loan…

April 04, 2020

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Client Advisory – Disaster Recovery Assistance in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

We hope that those reading this were safe throughout the recent storms, and that you are well on your way…

November 08, 2012

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Nonrecourse Agreements: Where Is The Nonrecourse?

After reviewing a funding source’s form of agreement for a nonrecourse loan or a non-recourse sale of lease agreement, counsel…

May 12, 2001

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Understanding the Specifics of a Business Divorce

Breaking up is hard to do, so Uniondale-based law firm Farrell Fritz has set up a practice group to make…

June 30, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Counsels Disputing Partners with Business Divorce Practice Group

The attached advertorial, published in the May 27, 2016 issue of Long Island Business News, discusses the launch of Farrell Fritz’s…

June 02, 2016

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Press Releases

Farrell Fritz Launches Business Divorce Practice Group

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s Business Divorce practice group. Led by Peter A. Mahler,…

June 06, 2016

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Farrell Fritz Announced as Winner at the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 13th Annual M&A Advisor Awards on Monday, November 17th at the 2014…

November 24, 2014

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Community Work

Steve is a member of the Huntington YMCA board of managers, a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Corporate Advisory Board, and a member of the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium board of trustees.