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Christine A. Bonaguide


Christine represents clients in complex domestic and international commercial transactions, including business contracts, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganizations, and business sales. She provides corporate and contract law advice to companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, technology, healthcare, professional services, and food and beverage. She frequently represents Canadian businesses with U.S. legal issues, such as expanding and operating their businesses in the United States. A significant portion of Christine’s practice involves legal issues facing family-owned and other closely held businesses, including succession planning, shareholder agreements, ownership transfers and minority-owned and women-owned business enterprises.

Christine exclusively practices U.S. law and is admitted to practice in New York and Maryland.


  • 2019 Honoree, Women of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Western New York
  • 2011 KPMG ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award
  • Buffalo Business First's 40 Under Forty Award
  • Leadership Buffalo Class of 2004

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  • President, Buffalo Wellesley Club
  • Member, Friends of Wellesley Athletics National Committee
  • Member, Organization for Women in International Trade (OWIT) - Toronto Chapter
  • Member, Upstate New York District Export Council
  • Emerita Board Member, Western New York Women's Foundation


  • American Bar Association: Business Law and International Law Sections
  • New York State Bar Association: Business Law, Health Law, and International Law Sections; Executive Committee Member, International Law Section

  • Maryland State Bar Association

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