Timothy P. Kucinski

Partner Buffalo

A dedicated transactional attorney with broad industry experience, Tim represents domestic and international clients in complex business transactions throughout all stages of a business’ lifecycle.

With significant mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transaction experience, Tim helps clients reach their objectives and close deals with a strategic and pragmatic approach. Tim works with clients – from buy-side to sell-side, strategic to financial – to successfully reach their objectives. Tim also regularly supports clients in a wide range of other business transactions, including day-to-day commercial contract negotiations, corporate governance matters and entity formations. Tim frequently handles master service agreements, distribution and sales representative agreements, employment agreements and other types of sophisticated commercial contracts.

Tim represents clients across a broad industry base. With daily experience working closely with manufacturing companies, Tim also regularly assists clients from startups to established companies in various other industries – including healthcare, technology, food and beverage, and not-for-profit – to meet their individual and specific needs.

Tim has been recognized with multiple honors and awards for the successes and value he brings to clients, including being honored as an Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Star, Legal Elite of WNY Rising Star, and 2019 Buffalo Business First’s 30 Under 30. Tim is also actively involved in the Western New York community, serving on the board of directors for Kevin Guest House, NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo and the St. Thomas More Guild, Inc., while also serving as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier.


Honors & Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®
  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2020-2023
  • Named to Buffalo Business First’s 2019 30 Under 30
  • Named to Legal Elite of WNY Rising Stars, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, 2019

Education & Admissions

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015
  • Canisius College, B.A., summa cum laude, 2012
Admitted to Practice
  • New York
  • Ontario, Canada – Foreign Legal Consultant

Activities & Professional Associations

Present Activities

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier, Mentor
  • Canisius College Leadership Society
  • Kevin Guest House, Board of Directors
  • NativityMiguel Middle School, Board of Trustees
  • St. Thomas More Guild, Inc., Board of Directors

Past Activities

  • Student Law Clerk, Honorable William D. Broadhurst, 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 2014-2015
  • Student Law Clerk, Honorable William M. Skretny, U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2013

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Forum on the Entertainment & Sports Industries
    • Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Corporate Counsel Section

Articles & Publications


  • 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