Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Richard J. Day

Richard J. Day


p: 716-566-1422

f: 716-566-4002

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Toronto Office

120 Adelaide Street West
Suite 2500
Toronto, Ontario M5H 1T1

p: 416-366-4060
f: 416-366-3060

Rich Day’s practice focuses on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, other transactional work and general corporate and business law. His practice includes large and small privately-owned as well as publicly-traded business entities. He works with owners in the day-to-day needs of his business clients. Rich has many Canadian and other foreign clients and supports their business activities in the United States. Rich also works with business owners and senior executives with respect to estate planning and business succession.

Rich is a frequent speaker at seminars for Canadian and other foreign entrepreneurs looking to learn more about doing business in the United States. See below.

Rich is a strong supporter of Buffalo and many local charities. See below.

Rich is Co-Chair of the firm's International Practice Area and Co-Chair of the firm’s Cross Border Team.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Graphic Controls, a medical device manufacturer in the sale of Graphic Controls to a publicly traded purchaser for $225 million.
  • Represented PCB Piezotronics, a designer and manufacturer of sensors used by scientists and engineers, in the sale of PCB to a publicly traded purchaser for $580 million.
  • Represented publicly traded corporation in connection with the sale of approximately $60 million worth of oil and gas property interests, including oil and gas leases, fee interests, rights of way, easements and other property interests. 
  • Represented manufacturer of industrial products with plants in New York, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania in connection with $37 million sale of manufacturing facilities and related assets. 
  • Represented wide variety of buyers and sellers of businesses, including a manufacturer of railroad car heating systems, manufacturer of HVAC systems, distributor of hydraulic parts, car dealerships, professional medical and dental practices, commercial nursery, retail lighting and electrical fixtures, industrial safety equipment distributorship, box manufacturing company, and restaurants and bars.
  • Represents a Canadian based manufacture of parts used by major automobile manufacturers and helps negotiate contracts with suppliers and customers.
  • Represents an international supplier of injected molded parts with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico and China. Regularly reviews and consults with client in respect of contracts with suppliers and customers. 
  • Represents a national real estate developer specializing in commercial office projects, primarily in New York, Colorado and Texas. 
  • Represents an international manufacturer of frozen Italian food products, and handles all of the clients day to day corporate and contract requirements, acquisitions, and related matters. 
  • Represents local and national franchisees, including Burger King franchisees.
  • Represents a wide variety of manufacturers and distributors of both industrial and consumer products in respect of day to day business needs, mergers and acquisitions, and contract related projects.
  • Represents manufacturers of floating boom and other products used to contain oil spills.
  • Represents European-based manufacturer of industrial lighting products with respect to U.S. activities.

Practice Areas


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., Omicron Delta Kappa, 1976
  • Bucknell University, B.A., cum laude, 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association, International Law Committee

Civic Activities

  • Daemen College, current Trustee
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, current Trustee
  • Forest Lawn Heritage Foundation, current Trustee
  • Orchard Park Police Department Foundation, current Trustee
  • NY State Tourism Advisory Council, former member appointed by Governor Pataki
  • National Warplane Museum, Director, former President & Chairman of the Board
  • Leadership Buffalo, Director, former President and Chairman 
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership, former Community Council Member
  • Erie County Sheriff’s Dept., Aviation Division, former member and legal officer
  • Orchard Park Foundation for Academic Excellence, Inc., former Trustee
  • Samuel Friedman Foundation, Inc., former Trustee
  • 2005-2012 University of Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership program, "Reactor"

Speaking & Publications

  • "Enhanced Cross-Border Strategies For Canadian Businesses," Neurose Business Seminars, Mississauga, May 2017
  • "Asset v. Stock Purchase & Sale Transactions," Multiple Presentations
  • "The Responsibilities of Trustees of Not-for-Profit Entities," Multiple Presentations
  • "New York's New Benefit Corporation Statute," Multiple Presentations
  • “Contract Issues Related to Engaging Independent Sales Representatives," Multiple Presentations
  • “Doing Business in the United States – Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Other Choices,” Canadian General Consulate Office: “New Exporters – Border States,” Multiple presentations 
  • “Rainmaking and Client Service Issues,” University at Buffalo Law School, Guest Lecturer


  • Martindale-Hubbell “BV” Distinguished® Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
  • Recognized by Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2016 Edition New York Upstate for Corporate/M&A for the second consecutive year
  • Award of Excellence for Leadership - National Warplane Museum

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner