Senior Associate

Margaret A. Hurley


Ms. Hurley is a Senior Associate in the Litigation practice group at Lippes Mathias LLP in Buffalo.  She concentrates her practice primarily in commercial and municipal litigation, contract disputes, commercial mortgage foreclosures, tax lien foreclosures and tax certiorari defense matters. She also handles real estate transactions and bond underwriting. Ms. Hurley has represented clients in all phases of trial and appellate practice before local, state and federal courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution forums.

Additionally, Ms. Hurley has extensive experience in the field of commercial litigation and in the interpretation and application of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules. Her clients include individuals, small and large business enterprises and municipalities. She has been successful in her role as special counsel to municipalities in a wide range of matters including risk assessment, tax certiorari and tax lien foreclosure proceedings and project management.

Ms. Hurley is qualified to receive Office of Court Administration Part 36 appointments and routinely serves as Referee in surplus money proceedings.  Additionally, Ms. Hurley is qualified to serve as Referee in foreclosure matters and as Court Evaluator in Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings in Supreme Court. 
Ms. Hurley is registered with the American Bar Association’s Military Pro-Bono Project Operation Stand-By as a civilian attorney. In this role, she provides civil litigation consultation to military attorneys on New York State-specific legal information in order to further assist their service member clients.

  • New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D.
  • University at Buffalo, MSW
  • Canisius College, B.A., cum laude

Honors & Awards
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star (2021)

Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of New York
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • Erie County Assessors’ Association
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