Robert Michael Greene

Retired Partner
(716) 847-7038
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Mr. Greene focuses in the areas of health law; corporate counseling, including administration and strategic planning; not-for-profit corporate formation, tax exemption and qualification with New York State administrative agencies; and investment standards for endowments.

Practice Areas

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Who’s Who in American Law®
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America®
  • Listed in Who’s Who in the World®
  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Chambers USA: Americas Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Named the Best Lawyers® Health Care Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo, 2012, 2019
  • Selected for the Upstate New York Super Lawyers® list, 2018-2019
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Magis Medal
  • Listed in Who’s Who In Law, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal
  • Listed in Legal Elite of WNY, Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal
  • Buffalo Club Medal
  • Canisius College, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
  • University of Notre Dame Alumni Association, The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh, CSC Award
  • University of Notre Dame Law Association, The Rev. William Lewers, CSC Award
  • D’Youville College, Honorary Doctor of Laws
  • New York State Bar Association, Root/Stimson Award
  • Every Person Influences Children, Inc. (EPIC), Robert L. Wilson Award


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1971
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1969
  • Canisius College, B.A., 1966

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County
  • College of Law Practice Management, Fellow, Past President
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
  • St. Thomas More Guild, Inc.

Present Activities

  • Catholic Health System, Director, Chair
  • Notre Dame Law Association, Director, Past President
  • Western New York Public Broadcasting Association, Director, Chairman Emeritus
  • WNED Foundation, Trustee, Chairperson
  • Foundation of the Zoological Society of Buffalo, Trustee, Secretary
  • Global Health Ministry (Trinity Health), Director

Past Activities

  • Canisius College, Former Chairman
  • Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Former Trustee
  • Sisters of Charity Hospital Foundation, Director Emeritus
  • Zoological Society of Buffalo, Director Emeritus, Former Chairman
  • Shea’s Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts, Former Chairman
  • Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Former Chairman
  • Bishop’s Council of the Laity, Former Chairman