Deborah A. Doxey

Partner Buffalo

Debbie is a dealmaker, who has represented lenders and borrowers in structuring and closing complex loan transactions for over 20 years. Debbie gets her clients a great deal, while getting the deal done.

Debbie works with banks and other financial institutions in structuring, negotiating and closing sophisticated loan transactions. She represents traditional lenders, lead banks, agents and other lenders in syndicated credit facilities, commercial real estate lenders, letter of credit issuers and asset-based lenders. Debbie also has expertise representing foreign lenders in securing guaranties and collateral from companies and individuals in the United States. She also is experienced in assisting banks and other financial institutions in negotiating workout and forbearance arrangements.

Debbie also represents public, private and not-for-profit businesses in closing traditional secured and unsecured credit facilities, debt offerings and municipal bond financing, as well as advising businesses on their existing facilities when problems arise.

Debbie has been recognized by Upstate New York Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America©, including as the Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo.


Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Banking and Finance Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2020, 2023
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2012-2019

Education & Admissions

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 1987
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

Speaking Engagements

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  • Moderator, “Western New York Banking Industry Outlook: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities,” Buffalo Business First State of the Region Breakfast, June 2018

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Buffalo Greyhound Adoption, Inc., Board of Directors
    • Former President

Past Activities

  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
    • Allocations Committee Elderly Service
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
    • Members Advisory Committee
  • Theater of Youth, Board of Directors
  • Girl Scouts Council of Buffalo & Erie County
    • Golf Committee, Member

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
  • Bar Association of Erie County
    • Banking Law Committee, Past Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Sustaining Member
    • House of Delegates
    • Business Law Section
      • Former Chair
      • Executive Committee, Alternate Delegate to the House of Delegates
    • Real Property Law Section