Mr. Rich is a Partner and Team Leader of the firm’s Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Teams. His practice is focused on all aspects of corporate law, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, securities offerings and related matters, private equity/venture capital, corporate structuring, succession planning, corporate governance and legal compliance issues and programs.

Mr. Rich is counsel for clients ranging from startups and non-profits to Fortune 500 companies in a broad range of industries, some examples of which include marketing/advertising, architecture/engineering, banking/financial services, biotechnology, asset receivable management, food and beverage production, healthcare, investment banking, private equity sponsors and investors, real estate development, software, technology and telecommunications, among others.

Articles & Publications

  • Co-Author, "Corporate Transparency Act Declared Unconstitutional," March 4, 2024
  • Author, “Bringing a Corporation Back From the Dead,” LexisNexis Practice Insights, 2009
  • Author, “Options for Members in the Minority to Put an End to Wrongdoing,” LexisNexis Practice Insights, 2007

  • New York

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
  • Providence College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2002

Honors & Awards
  •  The Best Lawyers in America©, 2024
  • Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, Corporate/ Mergers and Acquisitions (Upstate New York) 
  •  40 Under 40 Award, Business First of Buffalo, 2018
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, 2015-2023
  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY, 2017-2018, 2020
  • Laidlaw Law Alumni Association Award, UB Law School

Present Activities
  • Hospice Foundation of Western New York, Board of Directors

Past Activities 
  • SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • 43North Competition Judge, 2014-2016
  • Suneel's Light, Board of Directors
  • American Heart Association Buffalo Niagara Chapter, Board of Directors
  • American Diabetes Association, Buffalo Chapter, Board of Directors
  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School GOLD Group, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Buffalo Class of 2008
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