Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Jim Gormley

Of Counsel

p: 716.858.3765

f: 716.768.2765

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Clarence Office

9276 Main Street
Suite 3
Clarence, New York 14031

Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

p: 716-858-3765
f: 716-768-2765

Jim primarily concentrates his practice on health care law, representing clients that include behavioral-health clinics, emergency-department staffing companies, medical and hospital associations, physician groups, tertiary care and community hospitals, urgent-care centers, and numerous voluntary agencies and individual providers.

Jim advises his clients on matters involving affiliations and networks, antitrust compliance, audits and investigations, contract analysis and negotiations, corporate governance, health-home formation and operation, managed care, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement, mergers and acquisitions, not-for-profit corporate matters, regulatory compliance, and tax-exempt compliance, including administrative proceedings.

Jim has also created IPA and messenger-model networks for hospitals, outpatient providers, and municipalities; merged hospitals and other providers; and advised providers on business and network development, risk assumption, clinical integration, and related antitrust issues.

Representative Experience

  • Assists in the formation and development of IPAs.
  • Assists in the formation and structuring of health homes.
  • Assists in affiliations and mergers of health care providers.
  • Assists in the formation and development of FQHC.
  • Represents clients in audit and compliance matters.
  • Assists in the formation and development of not-for-profit and tax-exempt enterprises.
  • Counsels on antitrust issues.
  • Assisted in the formation, structuring, and development of a municipal behavioral health care network.
  • Assisted in the structuring, development, and sale of an urgent-care center chain.

Practice Areas


  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1979
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, B.A., 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association


  • The Best Lawyers in America®: Corporate Law and Health Care Law, 2016-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rated for Very High to Preeminent Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Damon Morey, Partner
  • Damon Morey, Associate
  • NYS Department of Social Services, Social Security Disability Analyst