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B.A., magna cum laude, University at Albany, State University of New York 

M.P.A., University at Albany, State University of New York 

J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School

Bonnie concentrates her practice in health and hospital law serving a wide variety of health care clients impacted by complex federal and state regulations. She has advised clients in connection with compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements, contracting issues, corporate structuring, mergers and acquisitions, certificate of need matters, billing and reimbursement, and managed care contracting, among many other health law issues.

She acts as outside corporate counsel to several large hospitals and hospital systems across New York State. She has also acted as in-house counsel to major Western New York hospitals. In these various roles, she has advised hospital administration and medical staff on numerous issues, including contract negotiations, third-party payor reimbursement issues, purchase and sale of various assets, mergers and acquisitions, and medical staff credentialing and disciplinary issues. She also represents a variety of other for-profit and nonprofit health care providers, including physicians, physician groups, federally qualified health centers, clinics, and home health care agencies.

Bonnie has been involved for many years in the training of new residents and fellows affiliated with the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Prior to joining Hodgson Russ, Bonnie worked for the New York State Legislature as a legislative aide and as deputy director of the Commission on Science and Technology.


  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law)
  • Former senior editor, Cornell Law Review

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • Vice president, Theatre of Youth board of directors
  • Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation board of directors
  • Leadership Buffalo class of 1995