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Buffalo Sabres’ HARBORCENTER Project

Client Type: Privately held

Ralph Pignataro served on a Hodgson Russ LLP team that represented the Buffalo Sabres and its affiliates in conjunction with the development of HARBORCENTER, an approximately $200 million, 600,000-square-foot sports, retail, entertainment, parking, and hospitality complex. This first-of-its-kind mixed-use facility includes two ice rinks; a 19-story, full-service Marriott hotel; a sports-themed nightclub and restaurant; retail space; and an 800-car parking facility, all of which are connected to the existing Key Bank Center via skywalk. Hodgson Russ has worked with the Sabres on all aspects of this project from its inception, including environmental review, contract negotiations, permitting, construction, economic development incentives, financing, and tax planning.