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Barclay Damon in the Community

 The individuals who make up Barclay Damon value the communities in which they live and work. Whether it is promoting diversity and inclusion, providing legal services to those in need or contributing to education and charitable organizations, our attorneys and staff strive to make a difference in their profession and community.

On a personal level, our attorneys and staff are very active in supporting civic, educational and charitable activities that provide valuable services to the constituents served while at the same time bringing personal satisfaction and gratification to the participants. They also actively support firm wide programs with equal enthusiasm. Barclay Damon is proud to have three very effective programs in place that further contribute to our communities-our Pro Bono, Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Forum programs.

Although each program was created to  support its  unique objectives, our teams work together to further our collective goals. An example is our very successful participation in the Syracuse Say Yes to Education Pro Bono program where our lawyers offer pro bono legal services to parents and families of student in Syracuse City schools and our pipeline programs which are designed to provide minority students with internship program opportunities within the firm.

Please click onto the links below to see the details of each program:


The 2016 Buffalo Women's Forum

On April 21, the Buffalo Women Attorneys hosted a well-attended networking event at Buffalo Proper. The event was attended by women professionals from Western New York companies, colleges, school districts, the judiciary, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, foundations, not-for-profit organizations, and small businesses. The Buffalo event featured cocktail and food pairings that guests voted on for their favorite pairing, which corresponded with a local charity. A donation was made on behalf of the Buffalo Women’s Forum to Friends of the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter, the evening’s winning charity.



The 2016 Rochester Women's Forum

On April 19, 2016 the women atorneys of the Rochester Barclay Damon Office held their 6th annual women's forum business networking event at the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The event provides an opportunity for women professionals to network and socialize with women from a wide range of businesses, not-for-profit corporations and local governments.



2015 United Way of the Greater Capital Region Industry Leadership Award

The attorneys and staff of Barclay Damon are proud supporters of United Way of the Greater Capital Region. At the United Way’s 2015 Annual Awards and Business Meeting, held on October 15, 2015, Barclay Damon was honored to be one of the recipients of the Industry Leadership Award.

Industry Leadership Award united Way 2015


Earth Day 2015

Barclay Damon attorneys in Albany partnered with National Grid's Earth Day efforts in their local communities to help clean up the enviornment by planting trees and clearing trash in various areas. In this Times Union clip, Barclay Damon Environmental attorney, Tom Paul, is shown doing his part in the clean-up effort.


National Grid Community Service Day 2014

For the second consecutive year, Barclay Damon attorneys and staffers once again teamed with National Grid employees in and around New York City and Syracuse on May 15.

Projects included painting, landscaping and spring cleaning at Camp Anchor in Lido Beach, a summer day camp for children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism; similar work at Camp Sunrise in Wheatley Heights, a summer day camp for children and their siblings with cancer; as well as Habitat for Humanity, SPCA and Green Lakes Improvement Project in Syracuse, NY.

This was National Grid’s fifth annual Community Volunteer Day.


Arnold Zelman Honored for Commitment to Hispanic Community

Arnold N. Zelman, Of Counsel at Barclay Damon, LLP has been recognized by the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York, Inc., for his commitment to the Western New York Hispanic Community and the Council.

Zelman focuses his practice on corporate and tax law in Barclay Damon’s Buffalo office.

The Hispanic Heritage Council of WNY Inc. is a non-profit organization that exists to foster and inspire awareness, understanding and appreciation for past, present and future contributions of the Hispanic community in the region.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

 Arnold N. Zelman, left, stands with Casimiro Rodriguez of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York.