Profile

Dennis has extensive experience in counseling and representing clients in a wide variety of litigated commercial disputes as well as general corporate matters.

He listens carefully to his clients' concerns and provides candid advice on how best to pursue a cost-effective resolution. His diligence, attention to detail, and genuine concern for his clients’ needs make him a trusted and valuable resource. Dennis has represented and counseled his clients in a number of business and commercial settings, including:

  • construction matters
  • real estate and commercial lease disputes
  • contract disputes
  • municipal matters
  • higher education matters
  • corporate governance and business dissolutions
  • not-for-profit law concerns
  • intellectual property
  • restrictive covenants and unfair competition claims
  • creditors’ rights and lender liability exposure
  • premises liability and insurance coverage issues

  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Business Litigation, 2021
    • Business First of Buffalo, Legal Elite of WNY 2015
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Desmond Moot Court, Board Member, 1997 – 1999; Finalist in Oral Arguments, Fall, 1997, Winner of Best Brief, Fall, 1997
  • Assistant Executive Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • University of Buffalo Law School Alumni Association

  • Helped secure dismissal of a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by a commercial landlord against former tenant based on purported exclusive rights agreement.
  • Successfully defended advanced manufacturing client in trade secret lawsuit brought by former supplier.
  • Obtained dismissal on behalf of higher education client in connection with significant claims brought by professional service provider.
  • Efficiently resolved claims brought against and by low-income housing developer where general contractor’s performance and work had been problematic.
  • Secured judgments in favor of major financial institutions against personal guarantor of substantial corporate debt and secured dismissal of lender liability counterclaims.

  • People Inc., Board of Directors, 2021-present
  • Parochial Kickers Soccer Club, Director
  • St. Joseph University Elementary School, School Board Officer, Soccer Coach
  • St. Joseph University Parish, Lector and Parish Council; Chair, 2005-2008