Barclay Damon
Barclay Damon


Zach Forward


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Syracuse Office

Barclay Damon Tower
125 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, New York 13202

Zach primarily concentrates his practice on providing general business and corporate guidance to business entities ranging from sole proprietorships to multinational corporations. He routinely drafts and negotiates agreements and handles diverse corporate transactions, reorganizations, restructuring and dissolutions, and business-succession planning for individuals and privately and publicly held companies. He also helps clients create and maintain business entities by assisting with formation and general corporate maintenance.

In handling various mergers and acquisitions throughout the Northeast, Zach has acted as lead and local counsel, assisting clients with various state-law issues. He often works closely with the firm’s tax, real estate, environmental, regulatory, and labor and employment attorneys to deliver comprehensive legal services to clients.

Zach also represents clients in a number of regulated industries, including energy, health care, and cannabis, using his business and corporate background to assist with forming and structuring various entities and to negotiate and consummate acquisitions and sales.

Representative Experience

  • Represents small businesses in various corporate transactions, including negotiating and drafting employment agreements, terms and conditions of purchase and sale, and other corporate and contractual matters.
  • Represented business clients in a variety of stock and asset transactions.
  • Assisted with representing renewable energy clients in buying and selling solar projects.
  • Represented physicians and dentists in various acquisitions regarding their practices.
  • Represented and formed numerous not-for-profit corporations, including successfully obtaining qualification under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Practice Areas


  • Wake Forest School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Wake Forest Schools of Business, M.B.A., 2010
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2006

Admitted To Practice

  • New York, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Memberships & Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association


  • New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2013

Prior Experience

  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
  • Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Summer Associate
  • US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York, Summer Law Clerk