Vincent provides timely advice to clients on corporate governance, real estate, contract, construction and general business issues. Vincent focuses a signification portion of his practice on institutions of higher education and other nonprofit institutions. He has handled numerous types of matters including zoning, construction and renovation of college dormitories, student apartments, academic buildings, libraries and other facilities.

A member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA), Vincent advises the boards of trustees and administrators of a number of Western New York area colleges and universities. In addition, Vincent served on the Board of Trustees of Hilbert College from 2003 through 2012 and was board chair from 2007 through 2009.

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  • Listed in
    • The Best Lawyers in America® 2007-2023, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation - Land Use and Zoning; Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law (listed for 15 years)
      • Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023 Buffalo Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Law 
    • Chambers USA 2022, Real Estate
    • New York Super Lawyers® 2022, Real Estate
    • Who's Who in Law 2008, Buffalo Business First
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • St. Thomas More, Award Recipient, 2017

  • "Five Questions with... Vincent Hanley," Buffalo Law Journal, May 13, 2013

  • D'Youville College, Board of Trustees
  • Mercy Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Catholic Health Continuing & Home Care Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Western New York, Board of Directors