Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon

Gerry 
     Meehan

Gerry Meehan

Of Counsel

p: 416.366.4060

f: 416.366.3060

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Toronto Office

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

A former Buffalo Sabres general manager and National Hockey League player, Gerry concentrates his practice on sports, corporate, and business law, handling matters involving contracts, immigration, and negotiation. From his time in various NHL leadership positions, Gerry also has extensive knowledge of collective-bargaining issues, playing-rules changes, league-wide game scheduling, conference alignments, injury frequency and analysis, expansion issues, standard player-contract matters, athlete health and safety, league discipline, and referee and officials recruitment and assessment.

Gerry additionally serves as a foreign legal consultant to Canadian companies.

Representative Experience

  • Provides legal counsel to Canadian clients with respect to US legal concerns.
  • Provides legal counsel and business consulting to clients in the sports industry.
  • Provides immigration and corporate-law consultation to multinational businesses and individual clients.
  • Coordinated the defection of a NHL player from Russia to the United States.

Practice Areas

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., with honors, Moot Evidence Award and Robert J Connelly Trail Technique Award, 1982
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1979

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association, Corporate Counsel and Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Sections
  • Sports Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • NHL Alumni Association, Volunteer Attorney
  • Professional Hockey Players Association, Volunteer Attorney

Speaking & Publications

Honors

  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability, 2018-2019

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Of Counsel
  • Sutton Medical Technologies Ltd., Founder and President
  • Cardinal Group of Companies Inc., Founder and Chair
  • Pointstreak.com, Chairman and Counsel
  • Hodgson Russ LLP, Independent Counsel and Foreign Legal Consultant
  • Buffalo Sabres Productions, Intermission Host and Color Commentator
  • Cohen, Swados, Wright, Hanifin, Bradford and Brett, LLP, Associate
  • Niagara Frontier Hockey Limited Partnership––Buffalo Sabres, Sports Operations Executive Vice President, Vice President, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Corporate Secretary, and Associate Counsel
  • Canisius College, Former Sports Law Adjunct Professor
  • National Hockey League, Left Wing (10 Seasons)