Howard G. Seitz

New York, New York

Gerry Seitz is of counsel to the international law firm Duane Morris LLP at its New York City office, where he is active in the practice of business and commercial law and trusts and estates. He was formerly of counsel in a similar position with Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke, which merged with Duane Morris in 2020. For more than twenty years, Gerry was a partner at O’Connor, Murphy, Ryan & Seitz. He has been involved with several start-up companies over the past decade, is a board member of various privately held companies and charities, and is a former member of the City Council of Rye, New York.

Thirty years ago, Gerry and his wife, Sue, began a garden at an 1890 carriage house set on an outcropping of rock overlooking the Mill Pond and its old red mill in Rye, New York. The couple has been involved with the Garden Conservancy since our founding. Gerry has served as our organization’s legal counsel from the beginning and was elected to the Conservancy’s board of directors in 1996 and named Secretary/Treasurer at the same time, a position he held through 2021.