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Legal services for startups in Buffalo

The Entrepreneurship Law Center provides legal services to entrepreneurs and startups who are not yet ready or able to engage outside legal counsel.

The Center provides quality services to businesses and early-stage, high-growth ventures in conjunction with leading practitioners and law firms. Students enrolled in UB’s Law Center Practicum participate in experiential learning by working closely with attorneys and business leaders to develop an in-depth knowledge of the many challenges unique to entrepreneurs.

We strive to support economic development efforts in Western New York by cultivating entrepreneurship and innovation. We help create a thriving entrepreneurship community by providing complimentary legal services to early-stage startups, most of which stem from innovations generated at UB or at one of its partners on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.

The Center also works to aid minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) with a particular focus on high-growth companies.

Applying for services through the Law Center does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is merely an application. You have the right to keep looking for a lawyer or decline our services (if offered).

Services Include, but are not limited to:

Entity Selection and Formation

Securities, Financing


Intellectual Property (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and licensing)

Social Enterprises

Commercial Contracts

Terms of Use, Privacy Policies

Small Business Advice and Counseling

Hiring and Employment Matters

Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, Governance

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