David J. Murray

Senior Counsel Buffalo, Canada
David Murray

David’s practice primarily involves counseling business entities.

He concentrates in acquisitions, mergers, divestitures, joint ventures, corporate finance, corporate governance, public and private securities offerings, private equity and venture capital investments, and other business transactions. He is also a member of the firm’s Health Care and Life Sciences Team.

After 30 years as a partner in the firm, Dave transitioned to the role of Senior Counsel in 2024 and remains actively involved in the Firm’s corporate transactional and business counseling practice.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business, 2015-2023
    • Top Ranked, 2018-2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2016
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2007-2008, 2015-2018, 2020-2023
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2016, 2018-2020
  • Listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal

Education & Admissions

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1986
  • Tufts University, B.A., cum laude, 1983
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Speaking Engagements

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  • Panelist, Virtual Executive Forum: Reopening and Revitalization, Buffalo Business First Webinar, May 2020

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Board of Directors, Member of Executive Committee

Past Activities

  • Sisters Hospital Foundation, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Member
  • Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, Board of Directors, Chairman

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Corporate Law Committee
    • Health Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Health Law Section

Articles & Publications


  • Co-Author, “The Business Divorce,” Buffalo Business First, May 2022
  • Co-Author, “Opportunities During and After COVID-19: A Legal Perspective,” Buffalo Business First, May 2020
  • Co-Author, “Representations and Warranty Insurance: What You Need to Know,” Rochester Business Journal, April 2020