Joseph Schafer

Joseph Schafer

(716) 847-5403
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Mr. Schafer concentrates his practice in the area of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, antitrust and trade practices, business disputes, class action defense, employment disputes and financial services. He brings his experience as a former NCAA athlete, coach and administrator to the firm’s Education Practice Team.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Honors and Awards

  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2020


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2018
  • Davidson College, B.A., 2013

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County

Present Activities

  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, Next Generation United
    • Advisory Board
    • Project Support and ID Committee
  • Project Play Western New York, Working Group, Member
  • UB Law Sports Forum, Co-founder and Contributor
  • University at Buffalo School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Sports Law

Past Activities

  • Daemen College Athletics Department, NCAA Compliance Extern
  • Buffalo Law Review, Articles Editor
  • United States Tennis Association, Professional Tennis and 2016 U.S. Open, Legal Intern
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