290 LINDEN OAKS, SUITE 200 ROCHESTER, NY 14625 TEL. (585) 203-1020

Ronald J. Axelrod & Associates, PC

Rochester NY Estate Planning Attorney



The Business Owner’s Business Lawyer

A team approach to getting the job done right.  For over 35 years we  have worked with our clients’ advisors to assure that there is the  coordination necessary to help our clients succeed using business law  and negotiating strategies to their advantage. 


Unique Qualifications

It takes an experienced business person to understand and apply business  law on behalf of business owners.  Thanks to my own business  experience, having owned five small businesses, I am uniquely prepared  to do just that – to help you with all facets of your business.  Not  only do I understand business law, I have lived business growing up in a  family owned business.  I have been called the consummate entrepreneur  because I have a gift for identifying opportunities and creating value.   As your attorney, I will be your trusted advisor – able to handle the  most sensitive matters, and a true business resource, offering  experienced advice on the day-to-day legal issues that face your  company. 


Broad experience – An attorney with wide-ranging involvement in the world of business

To protect your business, you need a seasoned, multi-dimensional  attorney with a career spanning a wide range of successful business  start-ups.  I have experienced just that.  I have owned successful  enterprises in insurance, retail, real estate, construction, and  distribution, and for the last six years have been a business broker  with offices in Rochester and Buffalo.  Business and corporate law are  where I excel, including business formation, mergers and acquisitions,  contract negotiations, and licensing.  I also have solid experience in  representing both national franchisors and local franchisees.  Whether  yours is an independent business or a franchise, I can help solve your  business problems. 


Core Strengths

  • Advisor: As your business attorney, I will provide  the leadership, business planning, marketing strategy, and clarity of  thought you need for the decision-making that is essential to the growth  and profitability of your business.
  • Solutions Driven: Since I am adept at bringing  together diverse agendas, devising creative solutions, and inspiring  out-of-the-box thinking, I can bring you win/win results in previously  winless situations.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the results.
  • Negotiator: Whether handling a contract dispute or  drafting complex contracts, leases, or licensing agreements, I have been  there to provide successful results for my clients.  I enjoy assisting  family-owned businesses (which often have a high level of dysfunction)  in creating plans for effective business success.  I take a great deal  of pride in my creative solutions to difficult family issues.
  • Pragmatist: Real-world business experience, deep  legal knowledge, and practical decisions for both start-ups and  established businesses.  I will help you think through the unintended  consequences of any plans we design.