Donell L. Gibson, Jr.
Associate

Offices:

Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1327
dgibson@lippes.com
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Bio:

Mr. Gibson is an associate in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice Team where he assists clients in the areas of business formation and structuring, contract review, franchise matters, private equity, mergers and acquisitions, and other general business planning. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Mr. Gibson participated in the firm’s summer associate program.

Mr. Gibson is a graduate of the University at Buffalo School of Law. While in law school, he worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable William M. Skretny in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, and as a student-attorney who represented patients of Roswell Park Cancer Institute through UB Law’s Health Justice Law & Policy Clinic. He also served as an assistant mock trial coach at the Charter School For Applied Technologies through UB Law’s “Future Advocates In Training” program.

Additionally, Mr. Gibson held several leadership positions during law school including President of UB Law’s chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (“NBLSA”), NBLSA’s Northeast Regional Treasurer, and Managing Editor of the Buffalo Public Interest Law Journal.

Education

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., 2018
Daemen College, B.S., 2013
SUNY Erie Community College, A.A., 2012

Admitted to Practice

  • New York

Honors & Awards

  • UB Law Alumni Association GOLD Group Award, 2018
  • Minority Bar Foundation of Western New York, Inc. Award, 2018
  • David Kochery Award, 2018
  • John L. Hargrave Scholarship Award, 2017
  • Monique E. Emdin Award, 2017
  • Changemakers 30 Under 30 Award, 2017
  • Christopher A. & Diane L. Wightman Scholar, 2015
 
Professional Associations

  • King Center Charter School, Board of Directors
  • Say Yes Buffalo, Mentor
  • Boys 2 Men Mentoring - Elim Community Corporation, Mentor

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