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Christofer C. Fattey

Partner, Banking & Finance Practice Leader, Financial Services Industry Leader
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  • New York

B.A., College of the Holy Cross

J.D., magna cum laude, University at Buffalo School of Law

Chris is a versatile business lawyer with significant experience in commercial lending, project finance, real estate, and construction matters. In the finance area, he represents lenders and borrowers in asset-based, mortgage-based, floor-plan, bond, construction, cross-border, and acquisition transactions. Chris also works closely with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Commercial Litigation Practice in loan work-outs and insolvency matters. In the real estate area, Chris represents clients in purchasing, selling, developing, and leasing of commercial properties. He also has extensive experience with real estate transfer tax and mortgage tax issues. In the construction area, Chris represents owners and contractors throughout the construction process, from planning to completion.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Chris worked for a Massachusetts construction firm, assisting with project planning and contract negotiations. Chris was also a minor-league professional ice hockey player.


  • Buffalo Business First 40 Under 40 honoree, 2016
  • Leadership Buffalo Class of 2015
  • First place, University at Buffalo School of Law Mediation Advocacy Competition
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015 - 2017



Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County

Community & Pro Bono

  • President, Hasek's Heroes board of directors