Richard J. Marinaccio

Buffalo; Canada
(716) 504-5760
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Mr. Marinaccio focuses his practice on international and domestic business transactions, corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, franchise law, licensing and technology transactions, and privacy matters.

Prior to joining Phillips Lytle, Mr. Marinaccio was a Director and Assistant General Counsel for one of the nation’s largest administrators of self-funded benefit plans.

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Ontario, Canada - Foreign Legal Consultant

Honors and Awards

  • Named Upstate New York Super Lawyers® Rising Star, 2016-2018
  • U.S. National MONOPOLY Championship – Winner
  • World MONOPOLY Championship – Ranked 3rd


  • State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2004

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Forum on Franchising
  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Intellectual Property Law Section

Present Activities

  • University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors
  • Lou Gehrig Youth Baseball and Softball, Coach

Past Activities

  • Junior Achievement of Western New York Business Plan Challenge, Judge
  • World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, World Trade Celebration 2015 Committee, Member
  • InfoTech Niagara, Director
  • Buffalo Law Review, Publications Editor
  • National Kidney Foundation – Corporate MONOPOLY Tournament, Chair
  • Mel-Ott Little League, Coach