It is with the saddest regret that we announce the death of Blaise Gabor Pasztory, on August 10, 2021, at his home in Budapest, Hungary.
Blaise grew up in Budapest, Hungary, and went to the United States in 1948. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and went to Harvard College, graduating cum laude in 1958. After such time he graduated from Harvard Law School in 1961 and New York University Law School in 1965. Blaise specialized in corporate, securities, and international law during his legal career for over fifty years. He was well a well-known and highly respected member of the legal community.
Blaise practiced law in New York and the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and registered as a foreign legal adviser with the Budapest Bar Association. While practicing in New York, Blaise became a partner with Steward & Kissel, opening and heading their foreign office in Budapest in 1992. From 1998 to 2005, Blaise served as a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP., managing their Budapest offices. From 2005 to 2014, he served as counsel and foreign legal advisor to the firm of Sandor Szegedi Szent-Ivany Kamaromi Eversheds Law Office in Budapest, exiting only to found KCG Partners in Budapest.
Throughout his career, he served on many panels, writing several articles related to corporate and securities matters. Blaise published a folio “Federal Securities Laws Aspects of Pension and Profit Sharing Plan,” and the textbook, “Introduction to the International Capital Markets,” in 2016.
He was highly valued and passionate member of the Harvard Club of Hungary.
He will be remembered fondly.