James D. Macri
- Direct — 716.844.3447
- Fax — 716.566.5401
As a member of the firm’s Business and Commercial Practice Group, James Macri focuses his practice on helping a range of commercial clients find innovative, cost-effective ways to resolve their legal disputes through strategies that include litigation, arbitration, or mediation.
James handles a wide variety of matters for commercial developers and other clients in the construction industry, including complex construction defect claims and contract disputes, among others. He also resolves difficult landlord/tenant disputes and handles franchising and licensing issues for clients in the sports and entertainment and hospitality industries. He is a regular contributor to the firm’s Sports and Entertainment Law Insider blog, and frequently writes on matters pertaining to his legal practice.
While earning his J.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, James was a judicial intern for the Niagara County Court, where he wrote opinions for criminal and civil appeals and participated in court proceedings and conferences. James finished in the top 10 percent of his class and served as executive business editor for the Intellectual Property Law Journal.
He also received a Master of Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, finishing in the top 10 percent of his class.
- Presidential Award from Bunkers in Baghdad, 2014
Professional Affiliations and Training
- Department of Labor OSHA-10 Construction Training
Admitted to Practice
- New York
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
- Board of Directors, Bunkers in Baghdad
- State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
- State University of New York at Buffalo, M.B.A., 2014
- State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., magna cum laude, Dean’s List, 2010
- Co-Author, "The Pollution Exclusion Continues to 'Pollute' the Courts: A National Overview of Pollution Exclusion Litigation," Westlaw Journal: Environmental, Vol. 36, Issue 26, July 20, 2016
- Co-Author, Second Circuit Chapter, ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits, American Bar Association, 2016
- Co-Author, “But Is It Really a Pollutant? A National Overview of Pollution Exclusion Litigation,” Westlaw Journal: Environmental, Vol. 35, Issue 20, April 29, 2015
- Co-Author, “Hydraulic Fracturing: A Retrospective of Key Legal Disputes in 2014 and Predictions for the Future,” AIRROC Matters, Spring 2015