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University of Massachusetts Amherst, B.A., Summa Cum Laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., Magna Cum Laude

Aaron concentrates his practice in complex commercial disputes, media law, construction law, municipal and environmental matters. He has represented private and public sector clients engaged in some of the region's most significant construction disputes. Aaron also has significant experience working on multiple Article 10 energy projects in New York, including work for both developers and host communities as their trusted counsel.

Aaron also advises clients on media related issues, including communicating with the press, and is experienced in handling matters involving defamation, the First Amendment, New York's Open Meetings Law and Freedom of Information Law. As part of his growing media law practice, Aaron has helped numerous businesses and individual clients with reputational defense matters, including responding to false and defamatory comments in online interviews and posts and in other publications.

Additionally, Aaron has significant experience representing clients in large False Claims Act matters.

Prior to his legal career, Aaron worked for 13 years as a television reporter at media outlets in Buffalo; Pittsburgh; Wilmington, North Carolina and Springfield, Massachusetts.

Honors

  • Listed, Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal's Legal Elite of Western New York, Rising Star, 2018 
  • Listed, Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2017 - 2019
  • Max Koren Award (most outstanding member of University at Buffalo School of Law class of 2013)
  • David Kochery Leadership & Service Award, 2013
  • James M. Kieffer Trial Excellence Award, 2013
  • Robert J. Connelly Trial Technique Award, 2012
  • Best Advocate of the 2012 Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition
  • Former member, Buffalo Law Review editorial board

Presentations

Publications

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • Bar Association of Erie County

  • Former executive board member, University at Buffalo School of Law Student Bar Association

Community & Pro Bono

  • Chairman, Erie County Audit Committee: 2016-Present
  • Member, Board of Directors: Western New York Deaf Access Services
  • President, Board of Directors: University at Buffalo School of Law Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) Group - 2018