Richard M. Scherer, Jr.


Buffalo — 716.853.5100 x1355
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Mr. Scherer concentrates his practice primarily in state and federal business litigation. His business litigation practice involves defending and prosecuting matters across New York State and in federal courts across the country. Mr. Scherer’s broad business litigation experience includes matters involving breach of contract, earn-out disputes, shareholder disputes, contractual indemnity claims, and defending claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act. 

In his environmental compliance practice, Mr. Scherer counsels private and public companies in the environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and has coordinated and overseen cleanup and remediation activities across the country. 

Mr. Scherer also frequently represents individuals and businesses, including convenience stores, restaurants and bars, in liquor license applications and enforcement proceedings brought by the New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA).  

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Scherer is actively involved in recruiting for and running the law firm’s summer associate program and enjoys judging mock trial competitions for high schools in and around Buffalo. 

While attending SUNY Buffalo Law School, Mr. Scherer was the Executive Publication Editor of the Buffalo Law Review.


SUNY Buffalo Law School, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S.
Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court, District of Colorado
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 Honors & Awards

  • Upstate New York SuperLawyers®, Rising Star (2015-2019)
Community Involvement

  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Delaware Soccer Club, Board of Directors
Reported Decisions

Anderson v. Monterey Fin. Servs., LLC, 2018 WL 4961663 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 12, 2018)

Pavlovich v. Account Discovery Sys., LLC & DNF Assocs., LLC, 2018 WL 1605174 (S.D. Cal. Apr. 3, 2018)

Harrow Industries LLC v. Nexus Corporation, 2018 WL 1020114 (C.D. Ill. Feb. 22, 2018)

Evensen v. JTM Capital Management, LLC, et al., 2017 WL 2804937 (E.D.N.Y June 27, 2017)

Mosley v. Monterey Fin. Servs., LLC, No. 16-cv-3614 (N.D. Ga. June 23, 2017)

Stein v. Monterey Fin. Servs., Inc., 2017 WL 412874 (N.D. Ala. Jan. 31, 2017)

Mihelis v. Network Commercial Servs., Inc., 2014 WL 4829062, at *1 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2014)

Cott Corp. v. Decas Botanical Synergies, LLC, 2012 WL 4120375 (W.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2012)

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