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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, University at Buffalo School of Law

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
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017
  • Best Lawyers' "Lawyer of the Year," Real Estate Law, Buffalo 2018
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Real Estate Law, Construction Law), 2004 - present
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers, 2007- 2017
  • 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