J. Montieth “Monty” Estes

J. Montieth “Monty” Estes, is managing partner of the Rochester office of Jaeckle Fleischmann & Mugel, LLP. He is also a partner in the firm’s Business, Corporate, Intellectual Property and Emerging Company practice groups where he concentrates his practice on advising emerging technology companies, including high tech start-ups, on legal and business issues, including how to develop and protect their intellectual property assets and how to secure stages of funding.

Prior to joining Jaeckle Fleischmann, Mr. Estes served for four years as OF Counsel with Boylan, Brown, Code, Vigdor & Wilson in Rochester, NY. He started his legal career in 1969 with the Rochester law firm of Harris Beach as an associate and then a partner. From 1980 until 2000, when he joined Boylan, Brown, he gained extensive experience as an executive and director of a number of public and private companies as well as financial service firms. He has served as vice-president and general counsel for Fourth Dimension Systems Corp., a Naples, Florida-based ultrasound and electromagnetic wave technology supplier to the telecommunications and radar industries. He served as chairman and CEO of Optical Imaging Systems, Inc., a flat panel display manufacturer in Troy, Michigan as well as COO of Scientific Calculations, Inc., a CAD/CAM systems developer and vendor for electronic circuit and integrated circuit designers, until the company was sold to Harris Corporation. He also worked in Florida for both Manning & Napier and Equitable prior to returning to Rochester in 2000.

Mr. Estes received his B.Ch.E. in 1965 and earned his master’s degree from Cornell University in 1966. He attended Harvard University and received his J.D. in 1969. He is the founder and member of the board of directors of the Upstate Venture Association of New York (UVANY). He serves on numerous advisory boards related to venture capital initiatives in Upstate NY and is frequently tapped to chair and present conferences throughout the state.

J. Montieth Estes
Jaeckle Fleischman & Mugel, LLP
190 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY 14625-2812
Phone: 585-899-2949