Schiavone, Michael

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Address: 42 Delaware Avenue Suite 120, Buffalo, NY 14202
Lawyer Firm: Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP
Phone: 716-849-1333
Fax: 716 855-1580

Areas of Practice Business & Corporate, Banking and Finance, Business Formation, Business Succession Planning, Closely Held and Family Owned Businesses, Contract Negotiations, Franchise Law, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sports Law, Tax, Estates, Wills, and Trusts, Real Estate, Sports and Entertainment Law, Elder Law

Michael Schiavone has provided legal guidance to businesses for 30 years. He concentrates his practice in the areas of business law, commercial real estate, and estate planning.

Mr. Schiavone is experienced in regularly counseling clients in a wide array of legal matters, including:

Commercial lending and financial transactionsMergers and acquisitionsCorporate, partnership, and limited liability mattersBusiness formationBusiness succession planningContract negotiation and dispute resolutionTax planning for businesses and their ownersCommercial real estate financing and developmentEstate planningSports law

Mr. Schiavone’s clients come form a wide range of industries, including banks and financial institutions, hotel and hospitality chains, franchises, health care, manufacturing and distribution companies, and professional sports teams.

Mr. Schiavone is chairman of the firm’s Business and Corporate Practice Area and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. He is fluent in Italian.

In the News

Click on any of the headlines below to read the articles featuring Mr. Schiavone.Fast-Food Franchise Owners May Sue Over Recommended Wage Hike, legal analysis for WGRZMr. Schiavone co-authors article for Buffalo Law Journal on the new Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) governing commercial electronic messagesSuper Lawyers Magazine featured Mr. Schiavone as their cover story, profiling his career and experience, in their 2013 New York, Upstate EditionMr. Schiavone Provides Legal Insight For The Buffalo Law Journal on General Mills Legal Terms ControversyThe Jamestown Post-Journal reports on Mr. Schiavone receiving the Fredonia College Foundation’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service AwardBusiness First features Mr. Schiavone in a profile detailing his leadership at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria and his brother’s leadership at a local accounting firmBusiness First reports on Nemo Development construction initiative, including comment from Mr. Schiavone

Representative Clients & Matters

Counsel to Buffalo Bills in connection with game day stadium operations, lease negotiations, sponsorship matters, intellectual property issues and employment mattersRepresent clients in the hospitality industry in a multitude of legal matters including all aspects of construction and development, financing, franchise matters, purchases and salesAdvise automobile dealers in franchise and financing matters, including purchases and sales of dealershipsCounsel to several manufacturing and distribution companies; advising on matters including supply/distribution agreements, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreementsCounsel to several closely held family businesses; advising on numerous matters including facilitation of business succession planning and intergenerational transfersRepresent businesses in all facets of mergers and acquisitionsAssist corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies in connection with the preparation of shareholder’s agreements, partnership agreements and operating agreementsAdvise clients in connection with all aspects of business formation, operations and disposition: including related tax mattersRepresent clients in connection with zoning and site plan approval as well as financing for construction projects, which include new home subdivision approval, office buildings, hotels, retail operations and medical facilities

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