Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Rich Day


p: 716.566.1422

f: 716.566.4002

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Buffalo Office

The Avant Building
200 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202

Toronto Office

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

p: 416.366.4060
f: 416.366.3060

Rich primarily concentrates his practice on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, transactional work, and general corporate and business law. He also serves as co-chair of Barclay Damon’s International Practice Area and co-team leader of the firm’s Canada-US cross-border team.

Rich’s clients include large and small privately owned and publicly traded business entities. As such, he helps clients resolve the myriad of business and contract issues that companies face on a day to day basis. Rich additionally works with business owners and senior executives on estate planning and business succession matters.

Representative Experience

  • Represented Graphic Controls, a medical-device manufacturer, in the sale of Graphic Controls to a publicly traded purchaser for $225 million.
  • Represented PCB Piezotronics, a designer and manufacturer of sensors used by scientists and engineers, in the sale of PCB to a publicly traded purchaser for $580 million.
  • Represents a Canadian-based manufacturer of parts used by major automobile manufacturers and helps negotiate contracts with suppliers and customers.
  • Represents an international supplier of injected molded parts with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, and China. Regularly reviews and consults with the client in respect to contracts with suppliers and customers.
  • Represents a national real estate developer specializing in commercial office projects, primarily in New York, Colorado, and Texas.
  • Represents an international manufacturer of frozen Italian food products and handles the client’s day-to-day corporate and contract requirements, acquisitions, and related matters.
  • Represents local and national franchisees, including Burger King, Taco Bueno and Anchor Bar franchisees.
  • Represents a wide variety of manufacturers and distributors of both industrial and consumer products in respect to day-to-day business needs, mergers and acquisitions, and contract-related projects.
  • Represents a European-based manufacturer of industrial-lighting products with respect to US activities.
  • Represented an industrial-products manufacturer with plants in New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania in connection with a $37 million sale of manufacturing facilities and related assets.
  • Represented a variety of buyers and sellers of businesses, including a box manufacturing company, commercial nursery, HVAC-systems manufacturer, hydraulic-parts distributor, industrial safety-equipment distributorship, railroad-car heating-systems manufacturer, car dealerships, professional medical and dental practices, retail lighting and electrical fixtures companies, bars, and restaurants.
  • Represents manufacturers of floating booms and other products used to contain oil spills.
  • Represented a publicly traded corporation in connection with the sale of approximately $60 million of oil and gas property interests, including oil and gas leases, fee interests, rights of way, easements, and other property interests.

Practice Areas


  • Cornell Law School, J.D., Omicron Delta Kappa, 1976
  • Bucknell University, B.A., cum laude, 1973

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 1977

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County, International Law Committee Member
  • New York State Bar Association
  • East Aurora Country Club, Member

Civic Activities

  • Daemen College, Trustee
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Trustee
  • Orchard Park Police Department Foundation, Trustee
  • National Warplane Museum, Director and Former President and Board Chair
  • Leadership Buffalo, Director and Former President and Chair

Speaking & Publications

  • Neurose Business Seminars, “Enhanced Cross-Border Strategies for Canadian Businesses”
  • United Way, “The Responsibilities of Trustees of Not-for-Profit Entities”
  • Key Bank, “New York's New Benefit Corporation Statute”
  • New Exporters – Border States, “Contract Issues Related to Engaging Independent Sales Representatives”
  • New Exporters – Border States, “Doing Business in the United States: Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Other Choices”


  • Chambers USA, Upstate New York: Corporate/M&A, 2015-2016
  • National Warplane Museum, Award of Excellence for Leadership
  • Martindale-Hubbell BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated for High to Very High Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Partner