(315) 234-1700

Sarofeen & Arbon, PLLC
One Lincoln Center, Suite 1110
Syracuse, NY 13202

Attorney Profiles

Michael Sarofeen, Esq.Michael Sarofeen, Esq.


Michael Sarofeen practices extensively in the areas of business tax, business succession, estate, and wealth preservation planning, federal and New York business and individual tax advocacy, compensation and retirement planning, and business mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sarofeen has over 30 years of experience representing clients including individuals, as well as small, medium and large businesses local, national, and international in scope. He has acted as lead counsel for mergers and acquisitions, real estate exchanges, executive compensation and business formation matters for a number of business organizations. He has lectured extensively for the New York State Bar Association and other organizations in Taxation and Advanced Planning.

  • Partner and Chairman of the Tax Estate Planning Department
    Devorsetz Stinziano Gilberti Heintz & Smith, P.C. (1995-2000)
  • Partner and Chairman of Tax Practice Group
    Hiscock & Barclay, LLP (1980 - 1995)


  • Syracuse University College of Law – J.D. (1980)
    magna cum laude
  • Syracuse University School of Management – B.S., CPA Accounting with concentrations in Economics and Finance (1977)
    summa cum laude


  • New York

Honors and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Onondaga County Bar Association

Mark Arbon, Esq.Mark Arbon, Esq.


Mark Arbon’s practice includes business, real estate and finance/economic development law. Mr. Arbon represents small and medium sized businesses in day-to-day activities, contract preparation and negotiation as well as mergers and acquisitions. In the area of real estate, Mr. Arbon represents buyers, sellers and developers of commercial real estate along with landlords and tenants in commercial leases and leasing matters. He has extensive experience representing lenders and borrowers in asset based and mortgage financings. Mr. Arbon advises issuers and businesses in public financing and economic development matters.

  • Partner and Chairman of the Corporate and Real Estate Department
    Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, P.C. (1988-2010)
  • Agency Counsel
    Onondaga County Industrial Development Agency (1998 – 2010)
  • Examining Counsel
    Chicago Title Insurance Company
    First American Title Insurance Company
    Stewart Title Insurance Company


  • Syracuse University College of Law – J.D. (1987)
    cum laude
  • Loyola University – B.A., Public Administration (1984)
    cum laude


  • New York
  • Northern District, New York

Honors and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    Business Law Section, Real Property Section, Commercial Financial Services Committee, Mortgage Lending Committee, Purchase and Sale Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    Business Law Section, Real Property Law Section, Banking Committee, Legislation Committee
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
    Commercial Law Section, Real Property Section
  • Risk Management Association
    Professional Member


  • Commercial Real Estate Seminar Series, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Venture Capital and Other Financings, Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Real Estate Title and Transfers, New York State Bar Association
  • Real Estate Lending Requirements and Loan Documentation, Lorman Education Services
  • Negotiating Complex Real Estate Transactions, Lorman Education Services
  • Economic Development Incentives, Lorman Education Services
  • 2011 Focus on Small Business, MedTech


  • Mortgage Effective as a Fixture Filing, The Title Examiner (Fall 2009)