Brian J. Bocketti


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1278
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Mr. Bocketti, Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Team Leader, concentrates his practice in the areas of senior finance, private equity, business law counseling and transactional matters. He feeds his entrepreneurial spirit by counseling start-up and emerging companies through their early-stage corporate development. He takes pride in representing companies from “cradle to graduation” (formation to sale). Mr. Bocketti has served a range of industries, including private and public banking, private equity, technology, e-commerce and financial services.

As leader of the firm’s Banking and Financial Transactions Practice Group, Mr. Bocketti is a veteran of representing senior leaders, equity sponsors and borrowers in senior debt and mezzanine financing arrangements. His representation in these areas has included transactions of up to a half billion dollars.

Mr. Bocketti is also skilled in negotiating stock and asset purchase agreements, as well as other agreements common to corporate and financial transactions.

Additionally, Mr. Bocketti serves on the board of directors for APX Energy LLC, an independent oil and gas exploration company.

He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.
Siena College

Admitted to Practice

  •  New York

Honors & Awards

  • Business First of Buffalo and Buffalo Law Journal, Legal Elite of WNY (2014-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2015 - 2020)
  • Business First's Who's Who in Law (2012)
  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers® (2019)

Community Involvement

  • Food Bank of Western New York, Board of Directors
  • St. Christopher’s School, Board of Directors

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