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Mary F. Ognibene

Mary F. Ognibene
Main Phone: 585.546.2500
Direct Dial: 585-512-3520
Main Fax: 585.546.7218


Business Labor & Employment Health Care

Mary advises a variety of clients on a wide range of general business matters.  Her experience includes:

  • Preparation, review and negotiation of a variety of agreements including consulting agreements, shareholders agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, supplier agreements, distributor agreements, licensing agreements and customer terms and conditions spanning various industries including manufacturing, construction, pharmaceuticals and farming;
  • Planning for and formation of numerous business entities, including limited liability companies, corporations, professional service corporations and professional service limited liability companies;
  • Formation of not-for-profit organizations and assistance in the preparation and filing of federal and state applications for tax exemption and state charities registrations;
  • Maintenance of corporate governance responsibilities;
  • Representation of clients with regard to the purchase, sale, or merger of, and investment into various types of businesses of ranging size, both domestic and international including manufacturers, physician practices, distributors, consulting practices and rooftop farms; and
  • Oversight of professional corporate license filings.
Honors & Awards

In 2020, Mary was selected by The Daily Record to be honored as a “Leader in Law” at the 2020 Attorneys of the Year Awards, presented to attorneys and judges who demonstrate professional accomplishment, exceptional character, integrity and ethics, and commitment to their clients and the community. The Leaders in Law Award honors attorneys who have shown dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.

  • New York State Bar (2004)
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 2003)
  • William Smith College (B.A., cum laude, 1996)
Professional Affiliations
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Member
    • Immediate Past Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Business Law Section
    • Member
Community Involvement
  • 2022 Performer - Lawyers for the Arts Fundraiser, sponsored by Arts Services Initiative of WNY
  • 2021-Present Member of Board of Directors of Rochester Broadway Theatre League
  • 2017 Co-Chair of the Art of Lawyering VLSP Fundraiser
  • 2016 Committee Member, Foundation of the Monroe County Bar Jazz for Justice Fundraiser
Speaking Engagements & Publications
  • “Maximizing Your Business Value with Exit Planning” Co-presenter, 2021 and 2022 ongoing series, WNY Region
  • Presenter, NYS SHIELD Act Seminar (January, February and March 2020), Co-sponsored by MCCM, Doyle Security Systems, EWASTE+ and CE Technologies, Rochester, NY
A Rochester-area native, Mary lives in Clarence, New York with her husband, Bob, and three stepchildren.  She is a creator and supporter of all things music and art.