Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Gregory Zini


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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Gregory is a partner practicing in our Commercial Litigation, Restructuring, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights and Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Areas. Gregory works primarily with corporations and professional clients in complex litigation involving commercial transactions, corporate governance, dissolution of business entities, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, franchise litigation, unfair competition, trademark infringement, fraud, and other business torts. Greg also represents general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of construction litigation matters. Additionally, he advises and represents landlords and tenants with respect to commercial leasing disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Successfully opposed a preliminary injunction motion brought by a restaurant operator against a town with which the restaurateur had contracted.
  • Obtained a federal judgment in excess of $1 million against tenants who had fraudulently induced a landlord to lease commercial space to them.
  • In “bet the company” litigation, successfully opposed a preliminary injunction motion brought by a creditor. If granted, the motion would have left the debtor out of business—and forty employees out of work.
  • Prevailed at trial on behalf of an architect in a payment dispute with a project owner.
  • Obtained settlement on favorable terms in numerous dissolutions and/or split-ups of partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies.

Practice Areas


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., 1993
  • University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1997

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Plymouth Crossroads, Vice President of Board
  • The Buffalo Club, Community Service Committee
  • Leadership Buffalo, Class of 2011

Speaking & Publications

  • Visiting Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law, 2012, 2013
  • Keynote Address, Binational Alliance Advance Manufacturing Trade Show, April 2013


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Commercial Litigation, 2016-2019
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York: Business Litigation, 2014-2018