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Terrence M. Gilbride

Partner; Real Estate Development, College & University, and Public-Private Partnerships Practices Leader
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  • New York

B.A., magna cum laude, St. Bonaventure University 

J.D., cum laude, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Terry focuses his practice on large, multifaceted commercial real estate development projects. He co-leads the firm's College & University and Public-Private Partnership Practices and has significant experience in student housing development, construction and financing, hotel acquisition and financing transactions, public/private partnerships, nonprofit-sponsored real estate development projects, sports facility leasing and development, industrial development agency projects, commercial real estate financing transactions, and commercial leasing. Terry also devotes a substantial portion of his practice to construction law matters, regularly representing owners and developers in construction and architect contract negotiations.


  • Chambers USA - Tier 1 - Real Estate, 2017
  • Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law, Buffalo 2016
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law, Construction Law), 2004 - present
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007 - present
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 - present
  • Buffalo Business First's 40 Under Forty Award, 2001



Professional Associations

Terry is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and the American Bar Association.

From 2002 to 2006, he served as an outside director to a publicly traded, NASDAQ-listed company—a position that culminated in his chairing the board committee responsible for negotiating the sale of the company through a tender offer. Between 2010 and 2014, Terry served as a guest lecturer for the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Community & Pro Bono

  • President, SUNY Buffalo Law School Alumni Association board of directors
  • Past chair, Goodwill Industries of Western New York, Inc. board of trustees
  • Corporate counsel, Martin House Restoration Corporation
  • Past trustee, University at Buffalo Foundation
  • Past chair, Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc. board of trustees
  • Past trustee, Erie Community College Foundation