Vincent represents owners, developers, lenders, and borrowers in sophisticated real estate transactions involving commercial and industrial properties.

In addition to handling acquisitions and sales of real property, he assists clients with all other aspects of commercial real estate development, including the negotiation and drafting of architect agreements and construction contracts, leasing, zoning, subdivision, economic development incentives, and negotiation of easements and restrictive covenants.

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  • Listed in
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Land Use and Zoning Law; Litigation – Land Use and Zoning; Litigation – Real Estate; Real Estate Law, 2007-2024 (listed for more than 15 years)
      • Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year (Buffalo), Land Use and Zoning Law, 2024
      • Best Lawyers in America® Lawyer of the Year (Buffalo), Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Law, 2014, 2016- 2019, 2021, 2023
    • Chambers USA 2024, Real Estate – Upstate New York, 2019 - 2024
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Real Estate, 2009-2023
    • 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

Vincent served on the Board of Trustees of Hilbert College from 2003 through 2012 and chaired the Board from 2007 through 2009.  He also served on the Board of Directors of the Food Bank of Western New York from 2014 to 2019, and on the Board of Trustees of D’Youville College from 2019 to 2022. 

He currently serves on the following boards:

  • 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