Charles C. Swanekamp

Charles C. Swanekamp

Attorney at Law

Phone

716-566-7253

Email

cswanekamp@gross-shuman.com

Location

Buffalo, New York

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Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals

Attorney Bio

Charles Swanekamp focuses on business law, commercial litigation, and the defense of accountants and attorneys in disciplinary and malpractice matters.

In addition to professional responsibility matters, his litigation practice includes business valuation for closely held corporations, shareholder disputes, securities litigation, contractual disputes and trademark and copyright litigation. Mr. Swanekamp has a wealth of experience representing clients in litigation matters before tribunals, regulatory bodies and disciplinary committees.

Along with his primary practices, Mr. Swanekamp practices in sports and entertainment law and represents both amateur and professional athletes and sports organizations as well as radio and television personalities on a wide variety of legal matters.

Education

  • State University of New York at Buffalo (M.B.A., 1980)
  • University at Buffalo School of Law (J.D., 1979)
  • Northwestern University (B.A., 1976)

Professional Association

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Erie County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • State University of New York at Buffalo Alumni Association. Board Member, 1995-2009. Past-President, 2005-07
  • Advisory Council, Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission
  • State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management Alumni Association. Past-President, 2000-2002, Board Member 1994-2009. Deans Advisory Committee 2000-2002

Professional Recognition

  • Named 2022 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Named to 2022 Best Lawyers in America, Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs, Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants, and Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021, Civil Rights Law; Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants; Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs; Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs (listed for more than 5 years)
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Civil Rights Law Lawyer of the Year, 2021
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2020
  • New York Super Lawyers 2020-2021, Business Litigation
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Civil Rights Law Lawyer of the Year, 2018
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Legal Malpractice - Plaintiffs’ Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Best Lawyers Buffalo Legal Malpractice – Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2015
  • Business First of Buffalo, Legal Elite of WNY 2015
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